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Regional Communications Intern (East Africa & Madagascar)

Are you a communications talent with a passion for child rights? Do you want to build your skills in a committed team? Then this internship might be just for you!

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Objectives of the internship

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a Regional Communications Intern to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a national internship, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Kenya. 

The communication intern will provide support in the implementation of all the communication plans and activities in five countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Madagascar) in order to raise visibility and awareness of the organisation, strengthen TdH NL´s positioning as an influential expert in preventing and responding to child exploitation and enhance TdH NL´s reputation among internal and external stakeholders.

The communications intern will collaborate closely with and report to the Senior Regional Communications Officer, who is based in the TdH NL office in Nairobi, Kenya, and will receive regular technical guidance and support.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Provide support in the implementation of the global communication strategy as well as the implementation of the country-specific and regional communications plans. 
  • Provide support in the implementation of internal and external communication activities and roll-out of regional and global campaigns.
  • Provide support with the adoption of TdH NL's new brand visual identity and branding guidelines among internal staff, service providers and local partners.
  • Review all external communication materials generated by partners and country teams to ensure they meet TdH NL standards and align with donor branding guidelines.
  • Provide support in producing high-quality communication and profiling materials such as profiles, and annual reports. 
  • Build a strong regional social media presence through developing, scheduling and publishing engaging creative content on social media platforms, actively monitoring user engagement, strategically growing social media followers, and closely tracking performance metrics.
  • Prepare monthly newsletters to showcase Terre des Hommes Netherlands’s work in the countries and the region. 
  • Maintain and update content on the Terre des Hommes Netherlands website. 
  • Collect, write and publish high-quality case stories to be used for internal and external communication purposes. 
  • Provide communications support during project monitoring field visits and documentation, and support in organising and publicising events.
  • Complete any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and experience

  • A recent graduate with a 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 and editing various communication products for various audiences, knowledge of graphic design (experience with Canva or Adobe) and experience with various platforms (Google Analytics, Obi4wan, Tweetdeck, Mailchimp).
  • 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. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in fluent English. 
  • Good command of French will be an added asset. 
  • Photography and videography skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams including partners and global staff.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations in the region.

Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and teamwork skills.
  • Thorough and precise working style, with strong attention to detail. 
  • Dynamic, self-motivated and self-starting personality who can be proactive and take initiative.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of child protection issues in East Africa. 
  • Ability to plan and organise well, setting goals and achieving results in line with the goals set. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond flexibly to changing priorities. 
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box for creative communication solutions.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/ her work.

Application procedure

Interested candidates are invited to write a motivation letter no longer than 250 words in which you describe your career aspiration, how this internship is going to help you in achieving this, and why you think you are the best candidate for this position. 

Please send this motivation letter, together with your Curriculum Vitae and a maximum of three recent examples of your editorial/written/design work by email with the subject line Regional Communications Intern to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl, no later than by Thursday, 21st November 2023. For more information about this internship, you can contact us through the same email address. 

Please note that this is a national internship. Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.

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