Advocacy Intern

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Habitat for Humanity


Summary

As an Advocacy and Policy Intern at Habitat for Humanity, you will play a crucial role in supporting our advocacy efforts to promote policies that advance access to safe, affordable housing. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in public policy, advocacy campaigns such as Home Equals Campaign, and community organizing while contributing to the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking a talented Intern to support advocacy work at the Africa Area Office. The nature of the job is hybrid.

About Home Equals: Home Equals is a campaign initiated by Africa Housing Forum, aiming to raise awareness about the importance of housing equality. Home Equals is a five-year global advocacy campaign dedicated to achieving policy change, at all levels, to ensure that people living in informal settlement.

Responsibilities/Duties

Research and Analysis support:

  • Conduct research on housing policies, socio-economic factors affecting housing, and best practices in affordable housing solutions across Africa.
  • Analyse data and trends related to housing equality and affordability.

Advocacy Support:

  • Assist in the development of advocacy materials, including reports, policy briefs, and presentations.
  • Support the organization of advocacy events, workshops, and forums.
  • Engage with stakeholders to promote the Home Equals campaign and Africa Housing Forum initiatives.

Communication:

  • Assist in drafting press releases, articles, and social media content to raise awareness about housing equality issues.
  • Manage and update the organization’s social media platforms to amplify advocacy efforts.

Collaboration:

  • Work closely with team members to coordinate advocacy campaigns and outreach activities.
  • Collaborate with external partners, including NGOs, government agencies, and community organizations.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Support outreach efforts to build partnerships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations.
  • Assist in organizing meetings, workshops, and events to promote dialogue on housing issues.

Legislative Monitoring:

  • Monitor at least four legislative developments related to housing and community development within the Habitat For Humanity countries/ National Organizations.
  • Track bills, hearings, and other policy activities relevant to Habitat for Humanity’s advocacy priorities. Prepare summaries and updates on legislative actions for internal stakeholders.

What we can offer:

  1. Gaining experience in a friendly and multicultural environment
  2. Learning about the operations of a multinational organization
  3. Possible participation in conferences online and in-person
  4. Learning about African Union (AU) and Regional Bodies institutions and policies
  5. Learning about international network building
  6. Learning about project management and project implementation
  7. Personal and professional growth through various courses and teambuilding activities

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a university student, pursing degree in sociology, anthropology, public policy, international relations, development studies. Completed bachelor’s degree is an advantage.
  • Knowledge or interest in affordable housing, social equality, Land/ Climate Change and advocacy.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
  • Openness to learn and ability to process information.
  • Excellent command of English, especially in writing, French would be an added advantage.
  • Possess professional maturity and sensitivity to different cultures.
  • Must be computer literate and experience using MS packages including MS Outlook and Teams.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to HFHI values and vision:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Writing and communication skills
  2. Team player
  3. Quick learner

Benefits:

  1. Hands-on experience in policy analysis, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
  2. Opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals in the field of housing and community development.
  3. Networking opportunities with policymakers, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups.
  4. Flexible schedule and possibility of remote work arrangements.
  5. Stipend or academic credit may be available, depending on the internship program.

How to apply

Candidates should send their CVs (preferred not more than 2 pages) and a cover letter

(Maximum 1 page) expressing their interest via email: [email protected]

with Advocacy Intern as the subject of the email.

The closing date for applications is 5th July 2024.

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