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Communications intern (Kenya)

Are you a self-motivated highly creative professional with a passion for development communications? Would you like to learn and apply new skills while contributing to our work to end child exploitation? Apply for the communications internship position today.

Objectives of the internship

The Communications Intern who will be based in Nairobi, Kenya will report to the Country Manager, while at the same time receiving guidance from the Senior Regional Communications Officer, with whom (s)he will be working closely. 

The Communication Intern will support the implementation of the communication plan and deliverables, organised around Communication for marketing and brand positioning, Communication for awareness and behaviour change, Communication for advocacy and lobbying and, Communication for promoting learning. He/she will support engagement in strategic communication to increase visibility, profiling and positioning in the country with the government, other civil society organisations, donors and key funding agencies. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in implementing the TdH NL communication plan on the Country Action Plan
  • Strengthen TdH NL brand and visibility through communicating about project/programme milestones and achievements on online and offline channels 
  • Develop, schedule and publish monthly content on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) 
  • Develop high quality communication products (case stories, photos, project-specific or thematic documentaries, short videos, op-ed Articles, newsletters etc.)  to enhance our brand visibility and strengthen our ‘influential expert’ positioning.
  • Identify, engage and work with strategic media consultants to support us in  securing paid and non-paid media opportunities on TV, Radio and Print media, circulating press releases, and opinion articles (produced internally per quarter), airing project 
  • Develop or package communication and profiling materials for the Kenya Country Office, such as fact sheets, news bulletins, brochures etc 
  • Manage the kenya@tdh.nl mailbox, in close consultation with the Country Manager 
  • Identify brand ambassadors (including children) and involve them in promoting and raising awareness of our work
  • Assist in supporting the project teams with all their communication needs in close collaboration with the Senior Regional Communications Officer.

Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or multimedia. 
  • Experience in social media and web content management (including working with content management software)
  • Experience in writing, proofreading and editing various communication materials  for dissemination on the website and social media platforms, basic knowledge in graphic design 
  • Experience in taking photos and videos during events and field visits 
  • Experience in media relations
  • Computer literacy: well conversant with working in the Google Cloud and its applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc), including basic skills in working with photo and video editing software. 
  • Ability to undertake desk research using various (mainly internal) resources
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams including partners and donors
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations in Kenya

Competencies

  • Thorough and precise working style, with strong attention to detail.
  • Dynamic, self-motivated and self-starting personality who can and will take initiative.
  • Social skills to work on his/her own within a team. 
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of child protection issues in Kenya
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with excellent command of English
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to operate effectively in an environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to plan and organise well, setting goals and achieving results in line with the goals set. 
  • Ability to to manage multiple tasks and respond flexibly to changing priorities. 
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box for creative communication solutions.
  • Fast learner with ability to follow instructions and organisational related policies. 

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to take note of the full vacancy description, which can be downloaded by clicking the button below. The description gives more information about the position and instructions on how to apply. 

Please send your motivation letter, curriculum vitae and a maximum of three recent examples of your editorial work by e-mail with subject line Communications Intern Kenya to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this internship, not later than by 28th January 2023

Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Download the Communications Intern (Kenya) Job Description
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