Internship in Rwanda - Communication Intern

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  • Published date: December 11, 2017
    • Kigali, Rwanda

Location Kigali Rwanda
Sector: Communications, Other
Education level: Bachelor
Desired experience: Entry level (less than 2 years of experience)
Contrat type: Full-time
Apply before: 12-12-2017

Oxfam Rwanda

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. We are a confederation of 17 Oxfam affiliates working in over 90 countries, all working as one Oxfam on goals that support our shared vision. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives.
Oxfam Rwanda programme has developed its Country Strategy for the period of 2015 – 2020. Oxfam in Rwanda has identified interventions which align with its mission – to ensure that poor women, men and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development-. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the Rwandan context, Oxfam delivers a combination of programme interventions and advocacy and influencing activities to drive outcomes. Oxfam intervenes in four main sectors in Rwanda namely: Gender Justice, Sustainable Livelihoods, Participatory Governance and Humanitarian.

Oxfam, one of the leading global humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation, mobilises the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian preparedness and response programme.

Oxfam was established in Rwanda in the 1960s. Its reputation and expertise in Rwanda puts it in a strong position to take forward a strategy that contributes to its overall vision – a just Rwanda without poverty – and to stage interventions in line with its mission – to ensure that poor men, women and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development.
Oxfam’s Country Strategy (OCS) launched in 2015 for implementation until 2020, identifies four key pillar programmes to attain the set objectives: Humanitarian response and preparedness, Sustainable Livelihood, Participatory Governance and Gender Justice.
We are currently recruiting for Rwandan national intern for the position of:

Communication intern
Location: Kigali – Rwanda
Salary: Competitive
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of renewal
Availability: Immediately

Reporting lines

Programme Funding and Communication Coordinator
We are currently looking an intern who will be responsible for the following:
• Supporting programme teams to produce their own communications materials such as quarterly review reports, social media feeds, while ensuring consistency with required regional standards and alignment with country strategy;
• Supporting the Programme Quality Coordinator in the process of communicating programme achievements to the relevant Ministries, District immigrations and Immigration Headquarters on a timely and efficient manner;
• Providing support as required in reviewing programme team’s communications materials and strategies within projects’ implementation processes;
• Contributing to the design and management of the Country internal communication strategy, ensuring key corporate changes and priorities are communicated effectively;
• Contributing to the production of internal communications products such as regular staff newsletters, bulletins, updating programme briefs, drafting the annual country programme report; support the updating of the Country strategy;
• Contribute to the design of strategies and materials to ensure programmatic learning/evaluation is captured and shared between programme teams;
• Contribute substantially to the design and implementation of influencing activities within Rwanda programme;
• Ensuring that community and citizen voices, particularly those of women, are at the heart of the Rwanda program communications work;
• Screen social media messaging on country programme’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

The position requires the following requirements:

• Have or be in pursuit of a formal education at least at degree level in communication including journalism;
• Basic experience with communications planning skills - understanding how to plan and implement a strategy.
• Have at least one year experience working in the communication sector in a INGO or a strong local NGO.
• Proven ability to identify and write good story ideas.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and experience in writing communications outputs: situation reports, case studies, factsheets/briefings and diaries.
• Ability to acknowledge cultural and political issues within the locality and usage of wisdom and tact to avoid expression of conflicting stands also have understanding of the commissioning process for photography and video.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications and CVs through this email address : deadline is 12th December 2017
N.B: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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