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Intern Placements Available at DOT Kenya

Background

DOT is a leading international social enterprise headquartered in Canada with local operations in 14 countries around the globe, including Kenya.

Harnessing the power of youth, DOT transforms young people (DOT Interns) into leaders of change as they facilitate technology, business, and entrepreneurial learning experiences to people in their own communities.

DOT's unique youth-led programs empower people living in communities that are developing, in transition, or under stress with the confidence to use technology for entrepreneurial, community, educational, and personal development.

Launched in 2002, DOT has mobilized the talent and energy of over 4,000 Interns worldwide - a powerful force for change. The impact of DOT's programs has reached 1 million people in communities and schools around the world helping them to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and technology and business skills that will last a lifetime.

Opportunity Description

Digital Opportunity Trust Kenya (DOT Kenya) seeks to recruit highly competent and self-driven youth for a 12 month internship program that will give the selected Interns a unique opportunity to work with DOT Kenya to sharpen their skills and prepare for future careers while working within their communities. DOT's key focus is to train young Kenyan Interns to become business coaches and mentors in their communities, supporting emerging local entrepreneurs. DOT Kenya recruits and empowers young University graduates (Interns) strengthening their business, technology and coaching skills and deploy them to partner community based organizations to help improve the technology knowledge and business acumen of owners of small businesses that are developing, under stress or in transition in local communities.

Successful Interns will undergo intensive training to prepare them to deliver DOT's StartUp! Program in the local communities in their Home Counties. Throughout their placement, the Interns will also receive professional development opportunities that will equip them with desirable skills to enter the workforce as talented, experienced, and in-demand professionals.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate the DOT Enterprise program (StartUp!) to youth & women transitioning from DOT's Empowerment program (ReachUp!) in local communities;
  2. Conduct business coaching for program beneficiaries and make regular follow ups;
  3. Facilitate business linkages between program participants and various business value chains;
  4. Administer monitoring & evaluation tools and supervise correct data gathering from the participants & community based hosting partners;
  5. Take responsibility in scheduling training dates, time and venue for program participants;
  6. Prepare and present field reports to the respective supervisors;
  7. Regularly share blogs and field stories on the DOT intranet;
  8. Carry out at least one community development project during their internship tenure;
  9. Perform any other extra duty assigned.

DOT Kenya is recruiting for internship opportunities in the following Counties:

  1. Mombasa
  2. Kilifi
  3. Machakos
  4. Makueni
  5. Nairobi
  6. Nyeri
  7. Kiambu
  8. Nakuru
  9. Transzoia
  10. Uasin Gishu
  11. Kakamega
  12. Bungoma
  13. Kisumu
  14. Migori
  15. Nyamira
  16. Kericho

What we are looking for

The Prospective DOT Intern should;

  • Be a resident of one the above listed Counties/ willing to be deployed in any of the listed counties;
  • Be a university or college graduate. Having graduated between 2011 and 2014 with a Bachelor's degree preferably Bachelor of Commerce, Economics or a business related course;
  • Must have experience and knowledge in running a business. Preferably he/she should have a running business;
  • Demonstrated ability to create business networks and linkages;
  • Have ability/passion to coach peers;
  • Creative/innovative - able to develop new and unique ways to improve the way young people view and do business;
  • Have a good understanding of youth and gender issues;
  • Community mobilization and capacity building skills;
  • Be a comfortable user of Computer applications; Microsoft office suite; Browser and Social media
  • Be prepared to work in a fast - paced team environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili;
  • Be able to commit to DOT Kenya for a 12 month full-time position;
  • Be aged between 21 and 29 years;
  • Good interpersonal skills and presentation skills, proactive, initiative and a team player;
  • Willing to undergo intensive training;
  • Flexible and willing to work anywhere in Kenya.

How to Apply

To apply for this Internship opportunity, all candidates must successfully complete a short online learning module that will provide an overview of the position.

If you have read the above description and feel that you are a qualified candidate, please apply through the following steps:

  1. Go to http://moodle.dotrust.org;
  2. "Create new account" for yourself in DOT's online learning system;
  3. You'll receive a confirmation email with a link. Please click on that link to confirm your account. If you do not receive the email immediately, be sure to check your spam folder;
  4. Find and click on the course "Introduction to Digital Opportunity Trust". (Make sure you select the right course)
  5. Enter the Enrolment key: ke2014-01-01
  6. Click the "Enrol me" button
  7. Follow the steps in the course

The deadline for applications is on Thursday 22nd of April, 2014 at 5.00 PM. Due to the high number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note that only applications received through this process will be accepted. Applications submitted through email or directly to DOT Kenya staff will not be considered.

Application Process


Please read the job posting and requirements carefully.

To apply for this Internship opportunity, all candidates must successfully complete a short online learning module that will provide an overview of the position. Please follow the instructions below.

The deadline for applications is on Thursday 17th of April, 2014 at 5.00 PM.


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