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Save the Children Communications and Media Intern Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Save the Children
Vacancy: Communications and Media Intern
About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. 
We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 
Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

 

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. 
We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. 
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. 
Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children International is looking to recruit for the following positions:

Job Title: Communications and Media Intern

Team / Programme: Regional Programme Operations team – under Regional Communications and Media Manager

Location: East and Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
 
Grade: Intern
Type of Contract: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
 
Role Purpose: The Communications Intern will work closely with the Regional Communications and Media Manager and to support the organization’s communications objectives by positioning Save the Children as a lead source of information about children and have a visible presence and create a compelling dialogue about Save the Children to motivate action and improve impact by leveraging our programme success and expertise. 
The Intern will therefore;
  1. Support in the packaging of humanitarian communication materials for SCI
  2. Support development of full spectrum communication materials
  3. Media monitoring
  4. Support development and posting of content for website and social media
Scope of Role:
 
Reports to: Regional Communications, Media and Advocacy Manager
 
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi) with a current staff complement of approximately 5000 staff and current expenditure of approximately $300 million each year
 
Staff directly reporting to this post:  None
 
Key Areas Of Accountability:
  • Assist the SCI ESARO Communications and Media Manager in the following tasks:
  1. Preparation of communication materials, fact brochures, newsletters and publication.
  2. Assisting in maintaining an inventory of all communication materials at HQ and in field offices;
  3. Support in development and maintenance of a suite of materials to effectively communicate the work of ESARO.
  4. Support the development of ESARO reports
  5. Edit or develop and disseminate SCI – ESARO case studies and success stories to maximize their use;
  6. Work with project teams to create and regularly update project profiles as well as an organizational profile;
  7. Maintain a database of available success stories from the countries
  8. Provide support in the development and procurement of communication materials.
  9. Design and production of reports in Adobe Indesign using templates provided
  10. Creative design and development of other related products and publications to support advocacy and communication messages from the East Africa Regional Office
  • Update SCI social media on a regular basis with relevant material, highlighting key events and achievements and send daily reports to Communications Manager for onward dissemination.
  • Support the Communications and Media Manager in editing/drafting feature articles, success stories, press release as well as be involved in selection of impact pictures
  • Assist in preparation of content for trainings related to regional activities/events
  • Assist in conducting of any campaigns and events the SCI ESARO communications unit undertake.
  • Assist in planning and implementing new communication initiatives
  • Assist the Communications Unit with administrative tasks any other duties as may be assigned.
  • Knowledge in converting written text into creative works for children.
  • Respond to Communications and Media queries in the absence of the Regional Communications Unit
  • Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in the field of communications, public relations, languages, journalism or equivalent; (Completed or undertaking)
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential, as well as a critical eye for editing and proofreading grammar
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail
  • Experience and skills in the use of software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
  • Experience in managing websites and in using social media tools in a professional context
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and handle work in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of or interest in Save the Children, as well as a commitment to the mission and vision
  • Willingness and ability to travel to gather stories.
Application Information

If you are interested in this position, please  email a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document to EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org with Subject heading “(Communications and Media Intern)”. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application closes 20th June 2016

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct..

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents 


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