Sanergy Government Relations Intern (Policy and Advocacy) in Kenya


Job Title: Government Relations Intern (Policy and Advocacy)

Job Location: Nairobi

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
  • We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems.

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day.

Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes.

At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals.

For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the role

Job Title: Government Relations Intern (Policy and Advocacy)

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Policy research and advocacy communications:

  • Contribute to Sanergy Limited & Fresh Life Initiative policy analysis by conducting research and presenting relevant policy content to the Policy & Advocacy team to assist with major projects
  • Assist with written briefs for Sanergy & Fresh Life and cross-departmental projects as needed

2. Support for conferences, forums, and other convenings:

  • Assist with planning process by providing administrative and research support
  • Assemble background materials for distribution to attendees
  • Provide support throughout the process and on the days of the convenings
  • Other administrative responsibilities as needed


  • Recent graduate of a college or undergraduate program
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy/public health strongly preferred
  • Basic knowledge or experience with the policy and political landscape at any/all levels of government
  • Comfortable working daily with a computer to complete work; experience with Google Suite
  • Collaborative and a team player

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

Application Deadline: 28-May-2021

Sanergy is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

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