Job Advert: Marketing Intern

Marketing / Business Development Intern

Global Peace Foundation is an international nonprofit organization that promotes a proactive peace-building model based on universal principles and shared values as essential resources in creating harmonious communities, work places and schools.

The Global Peace Foundation Kenya is offering an internship position for a suitable candidate with the ability to introduce and sell a new social enterprise product into the market. This is an ideal position for an entry-level marketer or an experienced relationship-sales professional with a marketing or business development background.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Design and implement a sales & marketing strategy for a new social enterprise product.
  2. Perform specific outreach functions, including prospecting and research to provide a wide network for product distribution.
  3. Work with Program Directors to manage key relationships within their programs with a potential for product consumption; Interact with relevant ministries in the County and National Government, Corporates, NGO’s and other stakeholders to establish a wide product distribution network.
  4. Schedule meetings with stakeholders for product introduction and follow up on potential sales opportunities.
  5. Collect feedback from product consumers for continuous improvement of the product design and efficiency.
  1. Provide general administrative support when required and any other duties that may be assigned by the employer.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Sales & Marketing or any other related courses
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer proficiency
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal and organization skills, self-driven and a proactive salesperson.

Terms of appointment:

This is a (3) months internship position renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Application process

Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume with a cover letter addressed to: The Executive Director, Global Peace Foundation Kenya on email: kenya@globalpeace.org

Applicants should submit the following before 7th October, 2015

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. The candidate must be available to start immediately.

GPF to Participate at the 2015 National Youth Green Growth Summit

Nairobi, Kenya 25 September 2015 – The Executive Director, Global Peace Foundation Kenya, hands over a cheque worth KES 10,000 – a donation from the Chandaria Foundation – to sponsor 3 youth from Raslimali Enterprise Ltd to participate in the 2015 National Youth Green Growth Summit. Scheduled to take place from 6th – 9th October, 2015 at the Multimedia University in Nairobi the summit will be held under the theme “Youth as Active Partners to Drive the Green Growth Agenda in Kenya” This will provide a platform where youth will share information, innovations and create networks on Green Growth. It will also provide skills in sustainable development by appreciating the potential of young people and exploring the best practices in the transition to a green future.

On the other hand, Rasilmali Enterprise Ltd is an umbrella group of 11 youth groups from Kariobangi and its environs under the guidance of the Environment Track members. The group has been sponsored by a consortium of 10 corporate foundations to establish a community cooker comprising of a sanitation block and a food cafeteria  that will serve as a social enterprise. Rasilmali is now estimated to be worth Kshs 10 million shillings and will soon unveil the Community Cooker that will see the youth turn waste in to energy. This aims at improving their economic status and livelihoods. Mr. Juma also handed over the registration Certificate and Memorandum of Association to the CEO of the social enterprises Mr. Erick Ravoga.

In his statement Mr. Ravoga expressed his gratitude for the sponsorship stating that; “I am very happy for the opportunity to attend this national forum. This will not only empower me as a person but also the 11 youth groups under Rasilmali Enterprise Ltd. We will utilize the knowledge from the summit to advance our environmental initiatives”.GPF Kenya in collaboration with C ‘n Lit Ltd will also showcase the Simba Solar Lantern to the County Governors and other participants in the forum as part of the Sustainable Development Goal on renewable energy.

GPF Kenya in collaboration with C ‘n Lit Ltd will also showcase the Simba Solar Lantern to the County Governors and other participants in the forum as part of the Sustainable Development Goal on renewable energy.

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Global Peace Foundation to Partner with United Religious Initiative (URI) Africa

Nairobi Kenya, 24 September, 2015 – Amb. Mussie Hailu the Regional Director of the United Religions Initiative – Africa (URI) visits GPF Kenya to hand over a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Global Peace Foundation and URI Africa on 22nd July, 2015 as a key outcome of the 2015 Global Peace Leadership Conference held in Zanzibar.The MoU is a guideline of the partnership between Global Peace Foundation and URI-Africa to promote a culture of peace across the African continent.

In a bid to enhance partnerships for sustainable peace and development in Africa with the participation of NGOs, former African Heads of States, Religious Leaders, Private Sector, Youth associations, individuals and intergovernmental organizations, the partnership will bring together faith based organizations and different religious leaders in Africa to bridge divisions and build ethical societies based on universal aspirations, principles and shared values.

URI-Africa is a non-profit interfaith peace building organization that aims to promote interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence and create cultures of peace and justice for the Earth and all living beings. As a way forward, GPF Kenya will participate in the Inter Faith Youth Forum on Environment and Peace hosted by Franciscan Africa in partnership with URI Africa and other partners. The forum is scheduled to take place on 9th and 10th October 2015 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. URI Africa will also share their scheduled activities and programs that promote interfaith collaboration with GPF for partnership in the implementation process.

Youth Engaged in a Series of Activities to Mark the 2015 International Peace Day Celebrations

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September of every year. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all people and nations. Held under the theme: “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” this year’s celebrations highlighted the importance of all segments of the society to work together to promote for peace.

In this regard, a consortium of organizations including the Global Peace Foundation, National Cohesion and Integration Committee (NCIC), National Steering Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Management (NSC), Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) and Peace Ambassadors Kenya among others came together to prearrange the following series of build-up activities from 18th September – 20 September in preparation for Peace Day Celebrations on 21st September.

Volunteerism and Community Service:

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A cross section of pupils from the Kenya Scouts Association, Youth from the Community and the National Youth Service engaging in a community service at Eastleigh

On 18th September 2015  over 200 youth from Nairobi participated in a clean-up exercise held at Maina Wanjigi Secondary School in Eastleigh. The clean-up which was conducted along Easliegh’s 4th Street as well as inside the school’s compound was graced by Ms. Nonny Gathoni, a renowned TV personality, the National Youth Service and the Nairobi County Council.

This was followed by a tree planting exercise that was graced by the local area administration including a representative of the Area Member of Parliament and the District Commissioner among others. The exercise led to the establishment of a ‘Peace Garden’ inside the school’s compound to mark the 2015 Peace Day celebrations.

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GPF Kenya Executive Director address the media during the prayers at Jamia Mosque

Happening concurrently, the National Payers for peace  were held at Jamia Mosque in Nairobi. The prayers were mainly to bring together faith leaders from different religions to promote peaceful co-existence and understanding.The weekend of Friday 18th September – Sunday 20th September was dedicated for National Prayers among faiths for cooperation and understanding in the country.

The prayers were graced by an umbrella of religious organizations including the Inter Religious Council (IRC), the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM), National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), among others. Communities included; the Muslim community, the Seventh Day Adventists community, other Christian Faithfull as well as the Hindus and others.

Peace Symposium

The peace symposium was held on 19th September 2015, at the Sarakasi Dome in Nairobi. The symposium provided a platform for youth to discuss their role in peace building and national unity.  With a participation of over 200 university and high school students from Nairobi, the youth discussed challenges undermining cohesion and integration in the country today and showcased possible ways of addressing this.

Sports for Peace Tournament

Happening on 20th September, 2015, the eve of the International Peace Day Celebrations, a Sports for Peace Tournament was held at the Olympic Grounds in Kibra to promote peaceful coexistence and understanding among youth from diverse backgrounds. The tournament brought together hundreds of young Christians, Muslims and other religions to embrace diversity beyond play as opposed to the obvious competitive matches.

International Peace Day Celebration: 21st September 2015

The climax of weeklong activities was the commemoration of the International Day of Peace on Monday 21st September, 2015 that culminated with the launch of NCIC’s “Amani Club Guidelines” for primary, secondary and tertiary institutions implementing the Amani Clubs.

With a participation of over 1000 youth the celebrations began with a peace walk from Uhuru Park through Haile Selassie Avenue, Mombasa Road avenue, and finally to Nyayo National Stadium Basketball Gymnasium where people converged to mark the day.

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Students from different schools taking part in the peace walk from Uhuru Park to Nyayo Stadium during the celebrations.

The occasion was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Arts, Sports and Culture, Dr. Hassan Wario who commended the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and partners for their efforts in promoting peace in schools.

This is the best time to be a young person in Kenya, there are so many opportunities students who don’t perform well in academics I take this opportunity to invite them to join arts and culture, the government is in the process of constructing the best and most equipped National Theatre in the country, any school implementing the Amani Clubs program is free to use our facility,” Said Dr. Hassan Warion, Cabinet Secretary, Sports Art and Culture.

Speaking during the celebrations the chairman of NCIC Hon. Francis OleKaparo challenged the participants to embrace peace by making peace with themselves first.

“Peace is a journey of thousand miles and it must begin with one step. Great changes start with individuals, the basis of world peace is inner peace in the hearts of individuals, something we can all work for,” reiterated,  Hon. Francis Olekaparo.

Mr. Daniel Juma, Executive Director, Global Peace Foundation Kenya, emphasized on the important role of teachers in creating a cohesive society and urged the government to address their issues to enable them go back to school to ensure there is learning.

The students who are gathered here today are the leaders of tomorrow, they need to be in school in order to get the skills needed for the 21st Century world, I request the government to negotiate with teachers so that our students will get their right which is the right to education,” said Mr. Daniel Juma.

Global Peace Foundation Commemorates the International Day of Peace in Kenya

Held under the theme: “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” this year’s celebrations of the International Day of Peace highlighted the importance of all segments of the society to work together to promote for peace.

In this regard, Global Peace Foundation through it’s youth program – Global Peace Youth –  in collaboration with a consortium of organizations that include: the National Cohesion and Integration Committee (NCIC), National Steering Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Management (NSC), Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) and Peace Ambassadors Kenya among others came together to carry out the following series of buil-up activities from 18th September – 20 September in preparation for Peace Day Celebrations on 21st September.

Volunteerism and Community Service: 18th September 2015, in its bid to promote volunteerism as a platform for peace among the youth and in communities, Global Peace Youth engaged over 200 youth from Nairobi in a clean-up exercise held at Maina Wanjigi Secondary School in Eastleigh. The clean-up which was conducted inside and outside the school’s compound saw the participation of renowned TV personality, Ms. Nonny Gathoni, who formerly hosted the ‘Wedding Show’ program on Citizen TV, the National Youth Service and the Nairobi County Council.

The clean-up was followed up by a tree planting exercise that led to the establishment of a ‘Peace Garden’ inside the school compound. This was graced by the area administration that included a representative of the Area Member of Parliament, the District Commissioner, the Area Chief among others who planted trees to mark the Peace Day celebrations.

On the same day, the Global Peace Foundation led by the Executive Director Mr. Daniel Juma participated in the National Payers for peace held at Jamia Mosque in Nairobi. This was the first time ever in Kenyan history that both Muslims and Non-Muslims converged inside a Mosque for prayers. The prayers brought together interfaith  leaders to promote peaceful co-existence especially this time when the country is going through a security crisis that has divided the country along religious, political and ethnic lines. The leaders dedicated the weekend of Friday 18th Se September – Sunday 20th September for National Prayers for Peace. A request was made for all believers to visit their respective places of worship and pray for peaceful co-existence in the country.

The prayers were graced by the umbrella religious organizations such as the Inter Religious Council (IRC), the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM), National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), among others. Communities included; the Muslim community, the Seventh Day Adventists community, other Christian faithful as well as the Hindus among others.

Media coverage 

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Church-leaders-now-visit-city-mosque-for-prayers/-/1056/2876586/-/drmle7z/-/index.html
http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/christian-clerics-attend-muslim-prayers-jamia-mosque
http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/christians-muslims-launch-peace-initiative
http://allafrica.com/stories/201509210226.html
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000176831/christian-leaders-hosted-in-nairobi-mosque-for-prayers-to-boost-cohesion
http://islamiatvkenya.com/2015/09/19/christian-leaders-hosted-in-nairobi-mosque-for-prayers/
http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/nairobi/Jamia-Mosque-Christian-clergy-prayers/-/1954174/2874808/-/format/xhtml/-/11efruuz/-/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qA_gO1Bft0&feature=youtu.be

Peace Symposium: 19th September 2015, over 200 university and high school students assembled at the Sarakasi Dome for a peace symposium which was moderated by Mr. Arthur Wesonga, the Director of Youth at Global Peace Foundation Kenya. The purpose of the symposium was to provide a platform for the young people to showcase and discuss their creative ways of addressing the major challenges that hinder peaceful co-existence in the country.

During the symposium the students interrogated the cohesion and integration challenges in their respective institutions and its resultant effect on their academics. Further, they explored the possible solutions to these challenges by bringing on board the contribution of other stakeholders towards the solutions.

The students however, committed to nurture a culture of peace and harmonious coexistence in their respective institutions.

Sports for Peace Tournament: 20th September, 2015 A Sports for Peace Tournament was held at the Olympic Grounds in Kibra for Christians, Muslims, Hindus and other religions to promote peace, tolerance and understanding by bringing people together across boundaries, cultures and religions. The sport was not played competitively; but rather, it embraced players from different informal settlements combining to form one team.

2015 International Peace Day: 21st September 2015 was the peak of week-long activities as the participants marked the International Day Celebrations of Peace held at the Nyayo Stadium Basketball Gymnasium. This however began with all partners and participants assembling at Uhuru Park for a Peace Walk that was flagged off by Hassan Mohammed, CEO, National Cohesion and Integration

Commission. The procession passed through Haile Selassie Avenue, Mombasa Road, and finally to Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium.

Among the people who graced the event include; Dr. Hassan Wario, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, Mr representing Dr. Belio K. Kipsang, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ms. Nardos Bekele Thomas, Resident coordinator, United Nations Office Nairobi, Dr. Francis Xavier Olekaparo, Chairperson, NCIC, Mr. Daniel Juma, the Executive Director, Global Peace Foundation Kenya, Mr. Hassan Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Marion Van Dijck, Managing Director, Sarakasi Trust, Ms. Irene Wanyoike, Commissioner, NCIC, Prof. Gitilie Naituli, Commissioner NCIC, Linda Ochiel, Commissioner NCIC and Mr. Kilian Nyambu, Assistant Director, Civic Education and Advocacy at NCIC among others

Various presentations on peace were made with young people showcasing their talents through music and dance.

Speaking at the event the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, Dr. Hassan Wario was pleased by the role that NCIC is playing in promoting peace in schools and pledged to support the program.

This is the best time to be a young person in Kenya, there are so many opportunities” Says Dr. Wario, “students who don’t perform well in academics I take this opportunity to invite them to join arts and culture,” he continues, “the government is in the process of constructing the best and most equipped National Theatre in the country, any school implementing the Amani Clubs program is free to use our facility,” concludes

“Peace is a journey of thousand miles and it must begin with one step” said Dr. Olekaparo Great changes start with individuals, the basis of world peace is inner peace in the hearts of individuals, something we can all work for” he added.

Due to the ongoing strike in Kenya Mr. Daniel Juma emphasized the importance of teachers going back to school to ensure there is the continuity of learning.

These students gathered here today are the leaders of tomorrow, they need to be in school in order to get the skills needed for the 21st Century world” he said “ I request the government to negotiate with teachers so that our students will get their right which is the right to education” he concluded

The day culminated with the launch of the Amani Club’s guidelines which is a reference document that will be used in training and capacity building for the patrons and members of Amani Clubs in educational institutions. Further, it will provide, among others, club activities at the school level. Amani clubs is a program being implemented by NCIC in primary and secondary schools. The clubs are a front line initiative aimed at enhancing appreciation of diversity among youth and learners in institutions.

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The National Cohesion and Integration Committee Launches a 5 Year Strategic Plan

Nairobi, Kenya 4th September 2015 – The Global Peace Foundation attends the launch of the NCIC’s 2015 – 2020 strategic plan at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi.

The strategic plan unveils the direction that the Commission, on behalf of the Government of Kenya, shall undertake in its efforts to build national cohesion and integration. The commission is committed to provide a shared vision and laying a solid foundation for social cohesion and nationhood.

The Global Peace Foundation has been working in partnership with NCIC to promote sustainable peace and reconciliation in communities through community dialogues and launching of “Amani Clubs” (Peace Clubs) in schools that are implementing the Character and Creativity Initiative.

The Commission’s Chairperson, Hon. Francis ole Kaparo called upon individuals and all other stakeholders to rededicate their efforts to the grand objective of achieving cohesion and integration in Kenya. The launch also  recognized Global Peace Foundation as a worth partner with whom they have collaborated in various peace building activities in the Republic of Kenya.

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Mentor-ship: Tackling the Tough Skills

Nairobi, Kenya 4th September 2015 – Global Peace Youth in collaboration with the Humanity First (HF) Volunteer Program mentors 25 youth volunteers from Mathare, on “Tackling the Tough Skills”. The session was mainly to equip the youth with first hand skills that would enable them adhere to work environment. It covered wide topics on youth leadership, positive attitude, responsibility, communication, problem solving among others.

The training comes after an invitation by Humanity Trust to mentor the 25 youth volunteers who have successfully gone through their 8 months program that covers training on Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Financial Literacy. After the training the youth will be linked with internship opportunities in various organizations to improve their skills and later on jobs.

“Nurturing, Equipping and Developing young leaders is a challenging task yet an exciting adventure. As we equip you with all these skills you should know that your attitude towards life is what will take you to where you want to be. We believe that nurturing young people to be moral and innovative leaders is the beginning of change in this country,” Mr. Arthur Wasonga, Director, Global Peace Youth.

The youth were inspired to take leadership and drive change in their communities.

I feel motivated to initiate change in my community, I believe that through such forums Mathare will be transformed to a better place than ii is,” Says Kennedy Kamau, Volunteer at Humanity First, “Thank you for this insightful program,” he concludes.

So far the Global Peace Youth has worked with 2 youth groups within the HF program training on leadership and peace building. These youth will also work as volunteers for GPF and participate in our activities.

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GPF Kenya Hosts Kenya’s First Prime Minister’s Daughter

Nairobi, Kenya 1st Sep 2015 – Ms. Rosemary Odinga, who is the first daughter to Kenya’s former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga in company of four other young professionals under the youth arm of Global Peace Foundation visits Global Peace Foundation’s office in Kenya.

The visit comes after her participation in the 2015 International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) convened by the Global Peace Foundation in collaboration with Global Young Leaders Academy in Washington DC. This is an annual leadership conference that brings together young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders from various countries around the world  to discuss the role of youth in solving global challenges.

This year’s conference brought together over 1000 youth from the international community to address various issues affecting them and especially this time as the fifteen-year UN Millennium Development Goal target period comes to an end.

Ms. Odinga shared her experience at the leadership program that included sessions at the United Nations, National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, US State Department, World Bank among others.

“I have been to many international conferences but IYLA was a different and informed one. I had the privilege to interact with leaders from diverse backgrounds, learned their cultures and exchanged best practices which I am pleased to share with youth in Kenya” she reiterates.

She found the session at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia enriching with fundamental principles  and values of Moral and Innovative Leadership.

“The Moral and Innovative Leadership session was very informative. It has shaped my role as a young leader in Kenya and inspired me to urge youth to acquire National Identity Cards which will enable them to access vital government services including the Youth Fund, Uwezo Fund and the Women’s Fund that would eventually enable them to improve their economic status,” Says Ms. Odinga.

The Global Peace Foundation proposed to bring together networks of young professionals working under each program and invite Ms. Odinga to share some of the best practices from the leadership assembly. The team also proposed to convene the 2016 International Young Leaders Assembly in Kenya and incorporate an environment track, service and entrepreneurship track as part of an international environment project.

 

Global Peace Foundation Holds Talk with Kenya’s Former Prime Minister

Nairobi, Kenya 1st September, 2015 – Global Peace Foundation Country Director Daniel Juma Omondi accompanied by the Director of Strategic Partnerships Mr. Vincent Rapando had a meeting with the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya the Rt Hon. Raila Odinga at his offices in Nairobi.

The Purpose of the meeting was to discuss his upcoming trip to speak at the Global Forum on Korea in the month of October. He confirmed his participation and asked his staff to extensively research on the issue of Korea Unification and prepare his upcoming presentation. The Prime Minister expressed optimism that one day during his life time, we would be able to see a united Korea.

During this meeting, the former Prime Minister congratulated GPF for the recently held Global Peace Leadership Conference and the Africa Leadership Mission in which he was a speaker. He briefed us on his involvement in Africa Peace activities ranging from Ivory Coast when he was appointed the African Union Peace mediator, to recent involvement in Burundi and South Sudan which contributed to the recently signed Peace agreement between the South Sudan Government and the opposition.

As a member of the Africa Leadership Mission, the Prime Minister promised that he would do his best to promote good governance, democracy and political stability in the African continent which has been beset with various political unrest. He also said he is willing to support GPF in its efforts to create awareness on the issue of North and South Korea Unification and looked forward to his October trip. Hon. Raila Odinga will be accompanied by H.E James E. Ongwae the Governor of Kisii County and H.E Joseph Nanok the Governor of Turkana County in the Republic of Kenya. While in Korea, Hon. Raila Odinga and the County Governors also look forward to holding meetings with key business leaders to form partnerships and learn best practices that can be replicated in their respective Counties to promote the development of the Republic of Kenya.

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Rt. Hon.Raila Odinga’s Daughter Represents Kenya at the 2015 International Young Leaders Assembly

More than 1000 young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders representing 115 countries gathered in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York on August 18, 2015 to discuss youth’s role in solving pressing global issues as the fifteen-year UN Millennium Development Goal target period comes to an end.
2015 International Young Leaders Assembly at the United Nations, New York. The International Young Leaders Assembly at the United Nations.

The UN assembly convened on the last day of the ten-day International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA), which included forums and briefings at the World Bank and Capitol Hill in Washington DC and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Representing Kenya was Rt. Hon Raila Amollo Odinga’s daughter, Ms. Rosemary Odinga who gave a great speech on the role of Kenyan youth in stirring economic growth of their nation. She mentioned of her efforts in raising awareness for the government of Kenya to ensure that it provides Birth Certificates and Identification Cards to the youth so as to enable them access government services and qualify for employment as part of nation building.

Read full story: International Young Leaders Assembly Convenes at the United Nations Supports New Sustainable

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