Internship Opportunity at Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is composed of the Governors of the forty-seven counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to the execution of their functions; collective consultation on matters of interest to County Governments.

Scope of Assignments

Support the Urban Planning, Housing, Development, Lands, Infrastructure & Energy Committee in monitoring best practices and emerging trends and technologies with respect to Urban Planning.

The specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Assist in the day to day activities of the Urban Planning, Housing, Development, Lands, Infrastructure & Energy Committee at the Council;
  2. Analysis, review and monitoring of all policies and legislation at national and county levels relating to the Urban Development Committee, Planning and Lands Committee;
  3. Conduct research work, analysis of documents and preparation of position papers, policy briefs, success stories in the Urban Planning, Housing, Development, Lands, Infrastructure & Energy Committee;
  4. Analysis of how various functions are to be performed by both levels of government to support Urban Development and to;
  5. Assist in coordination and harmonization of CoG positions and priorities on Land administration and management matters;
  6. Representing the Council of Governors externally at events and with external stakeholders;
  7. Serve as point of contact for day-to-day management issues of Land administration and management within the Council of Governors;
  8. Assist in handling and monitoring all matters relating to the management and sustainability of urban areas and cities within Counties;
  9. Assist to gather information on matters related to land survey and mapping;
  10. Supporting in seeking for transparent, sustainable, and accountable solutions for subdividing and transferring of land;
  11. Assist in coordinating and gathering details of conference timelines and ensuring that deadlines are met;
  12. Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


The Assignments will be task managed by the Council of Governors Committee supervised by and reporting to the Program Assistant – Urban Planning, Housing, Development, Lands, Infrastructure & Energy Committee.

Duration of the assignment

The internship duration is for a period of six (6) months.

Required Qualifications

  • Have a Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in Computer applications.
  • Experienced in undertaking comprehensive research;
  • Outstanding Interpersonal, analytical and communication skills;
  • Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • A high level of computer literacy and proficient in written and spoken English and Kiswahili; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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