Human Resource Intern – Mary’s Meals Kenya


Mary’s Meals (MM) is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We offer more than just a job; we offer the opportunity to support our global a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.

Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) operates an Early Childhood Development school feeding programme in Kenya. Some of our core values are Confidence in the innate goodness of people, Respecting the dignity of every human being and family life and good stewardship of resources entrusted to us.

In addition to these values, safeguarding of children and Vulnerable adults is at the heart of how we work. We desire that all who are part of Mary’s Meals should embed these values, safeguarding and acceptable behaviours that include Simplicity, Service and Stewardship”.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidate for a six (6) months contract for the below post:

Human Resource Intern (1post) – Turkana County

We are delighted to be recruiting for a talented Human Resource (HR) intern to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana County. Reporting to the Head of Human Resources & People Development, the intern shall perform various administrative, logistical, and clerical tasks and support our HR department’s daily activities.

Key duties for the role include:

  • Posting new positions on websites and job boards.
  • Support the recruitment process through pre-screening candidates’ resumes and applications, Interview scheduling and provision of feedback to candidates.
  • Collecting and updating our database with new hire information (e.g., employment forms and contact information)
  • Maintaining payroll data including leaves, working hours, and bank details.
  • Support Mary’s Meals Kenya Safeguarding agenda through compliance and management of the police clearance tracker.
  • Assist the HR in maintaining a proper filing system.
  • Proofreading HR documents.
  • Address HR related matters on queries relating to employee benefits, policies, and HR concerns.
  • Help prepare Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.
  • Be responsible for general cleanliness and orderliness of the office.
  • Take minutes of relevant HR meetings.
  • Track progress, priorities, and deadlines of various projects assigned by the line manager.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Human Resources & People.

Essential qualification, skills and experience

  • BSc in Human Resources Management or similar field
  • Proven experience working in an office environment preferably HR department.
  • Familiarity with Human Resource Information System (HRIS) software is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and organization skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


  • Knowledge of Kenyan labour laws
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in clerical support on HR policies and projects.

Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three referees) should be e-mailed to [email protected] indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line. All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 14th June 2024 at 16:30 hoursEarly application is encouraged as we will review applications on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via official Mary’s Meals email address.

Mary’s Meals never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

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