Communications Intern

  • Internship
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website SaveChildrenZM Save the Children International

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response. Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following position:

Position: Communications Intern

Duty Station: Lusaka

Role Purpose: The Communications Intern is responsible for content gathering including writing case studies, producing high-quality photo and video assets; and ensuring social media engagement across our digital platforms.

SCOPE OF ROLE: Dimensions:

The Communications Intern will work closely with colleagues within the Communications team across the Zambia Country Office to support the provision of excellent information and communications in our programmes for both internal and external audiences.
Reports to –Advocacy, Campaigns, Communication and Media (ACCM) Coordinator
Period of Engagement: Six (6) months

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Communications and Media Support:

  • Collecting case studies that show the impact and success of our work and projects. This includes interviewing beneficiaries of our work and writing impact stories.
  • Producing high-quality photo and video assets and being able to package these for various audiences.
  • Support the planning and preparations for the commemoration of key calendar days for children
  • Support implementation of social media strategy and content calendar across our digital platforms including updating the country website.
  • Support media engagement through writing press releases, pitching stories to the media, facilitating media visits and monitoring media stories.
  • Update databases and media lists.
  • Track media exposure and weekly reporting of social media engagement.

Capacity Building

Build the capacity of partners, field staff and interns in story gathering, photography, media training and information management throughout the response.

Multimedia

In coordination with the line manager, undertake multi-media commissions and produce content to accompany compelling case studies, particularly on our work around child protection, health and nutrition, child rights governance and education.

Academic and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Media, Development or related fields.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong writing, photography and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of children’s rights key international agreements and conventions.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, is required.
  • Conversant with Microsoft office packages
  • Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.

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.

How to Apply:

Please send only your application letter and CV clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been the direct supervisor, through email to: The Human Resource & Administration Manager at [email protected] PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 3rd June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Save the Children reserves the right to re-advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.


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