Compliance Intern

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


Across two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, and four counties (Garissa, Turkana, West Pokot and Nairobi), the IRC implements programs in the sectors of health, Nutrition, governance & rights, and women’s protection & empowerment, Economic Recovery and Development, as well as providing emergency response through a network of four field offices and a range of institutional and community-based partnerships.


The Compliance Section of IRC is seeking to recruit an intern for a period of 6 months, beginning 14th November 2022.

The Compliance Section of IRC is responsible for supporting and promoting an ethical and compliant work environment within the Kenya Country Program, through proactive prevention initiatives to raise awareness and promote behaviors consistent with IRC’s Code of Conduct; and to provide timely review of alleged wrongdoing inconsistent with IRC values and policies under the supervision of the ECU Investigation team. The compliance section also promotes a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance in the behavior of staff, incentive workers, volunteers; and coordinates consistent and effective follow up as needed when there are allegations of misconduct. It also provides guidance, facilitates, and supports compliance of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kenya country program and the implementing partners to local laws, IRC policies and procedures and donor guidelines, regulations, and contractual commitments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will provide support to the compliance section and its prevention initiatives.

In carrying out this overall function, the intern will:

- Perform general administrative tasks as directed - Assist in updating databases - Assist in cataloguing and record keeping - Assist with meetings, preparing minutes and reports - Assist in preparation and processing of request forms - Assist with follow ups in response to compliance requirements - Perform other duties as necessary.


- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science e.g. law, Criminal Justice/Criminology, sociology or a comparable field - Strong analytical, and reporting skills. - Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate information accurately, clearly, and swiftly. - Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, in English and Kiswahili. - Ability to work independently on own initiative - Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office - High level of integrity, professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency - Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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