Internship Career Opportunities in EPN, Nairobi, Kenya

Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) is a Christian, not for profit, independent organization committed to the provision of quality pharmaceutical services as a means to achieving global goals and targets on health and access to medicines. 

EPN is a worldwide network of associations, institutions, and individuals who have an interest or are involved in the delivery of just and compassionate quality pharmaceutical services.

EPN is looking to fill the following positions:

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duration: 6 Months with a possibility of extension

Intern Pharmaceutical Programme Assistant
The position will be an opportunity for exposure in the Pharmaceutical Programme field and great learning opportunities. 

The individual will provide technical assistance, implementation and monitoring of national, regional and international EPN project activities

Job Description
  • Provide support to Programme officers with project management and other project related activities
  • Facilitate the development and distribution of relevant documents/materials on issues affecting and related to the relevant projects
  • Prepare reports under various activities in keeping with donor schedules and commitments
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Diploma in Pharmacy or Pharmacy Technology from a recognized institution
  • 2 years experience in similar position.
  • Strong experience in technical writing, ideally with experience in a health-related field.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite application, database management. Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in French will be an added advantage
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
  • Perform any other duties
Communications Intern
The internship position will be an opportunity to work closely with the Communications Officer, get a broad understanding of international organization communications functions, with exposure to collaborate with the EPN Network across the globe.

Job Description
  • Provide support to the Communications officer in managing the social media accounts
  • Put together events/activity photos and videos for use on the EPN website, presentations and in publications, taking videos and uploading on various platforms.
  • Network and engage communication activities for broad exposure to the organization
  • Photography during events
  • Support the CO in developing various Network publications
  • Perform any other duties
  • Bachelors Degree in journalism, media and communications , International relations
  • Knowledge and experience in editing video and using software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro, Video taking and Editing
  • Must have good command of both English and Swahili both written and spoken. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage
Intern IT Officer
  • The position will be an opportunity to learn and shape the applications as you develop.
  • Planning and delivery of IT Services within the organization including resolving technical software and hardware problems in accordance with the EPN policies
  • Provide technical expertise in the creation of new application releases and reports through data modeling, performance tuning and implementation of a physical database
  • Design in-house data retrieval and data management systems
  • Recommend solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up and recovery specifications
  • Updates web content, systems, applications and improving the organization’s website in consultation with the Communications Officer
  • Provide assistance to strengthen results –based documentation, monitoring, learning and feed-back system of the projects against the work frame
  • Compile, analyze and maintain the database records including research and studies undertaken
  • Perform any other duties
  • Minimum of Degree in Computer Science / IT / Statistics
  • Prior experience in  database management and spreadsheets, Active directory (creating user accounts, adding computers to AD domains)
  • Must have good command of both English and Swahili both written and spoken. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage
How to Apply

Applications with a detailed CV and Cover letter indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees should be sent to:

The Executive Director
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
P.O Box 749-00606
Nairobi, Kenya


Closing Date: Applications should be submitted by 31st March 2016.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

EPN is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer