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Full-time Communication and Information Intern

at COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale in Nairobi

Communication and Information Intern at COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Organization COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation. COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.

Reporting To: Regional Program Assistant
Duration: 3 months
Location: Nairobi

Key Tasks
The Information & Communications Intern is responsible for meeting the information and communication needs of the Regional Coordination Office related to program operation in Kenya and Somalia/Somaliland. The function will ensure the drafting, editing and dissemination of information and communication products. S/He will also ensure monitoring and translation of Somali media as required. This position is being introduced on a 3 months trial basis and will be reviewed after that period for potential prorogation.

Key accountabilities:

  • Produce issues-based print stories for the website and Donor Blog that communicate COOPI results in the region
  • Contribute to the development of printed communication materials, including editing images/photos and layout. Produce issues-based print stories for the website
  • Support the coordination team with translations of crucial documents as needed
  • Monitor Somali media and submit weekly updates to Regional Program and Area Coordinator and/or others as required
  • Attendance at information sharing meetings and dissemination of information as required
  • Assist in the organization of workshop
  • Other task may include: general administrative assistance to the Coordination Unit

Learning objectives of this Internship/Traineeship are:

  • Learn about impact-oriented communications and communications management in a INGO environment
  • Gain experience in the production of public information materials (print and web)
  • Further enhance editorial skill Qualifications & requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication
  • Knowledge/experience in preparation of newsletters, brochures, documents, reports and correspondence
  • Excellent Somali and English language skills, both verbal and written
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information and summarize appropriately
  • Ability to manage sensitive information appropriately
  • Demonstrable interest in Somali context and humanitarian aid
  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritize and effectively manage assignments in a timely fashion
  • Commitment to humanitarian values and principles.
  • Somali speaking Female Candidates are preferable.

Start date: December

How to apply:
Application Send by Email 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 30th November 2013 to the following address: THE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE COOPICOOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE, NOTE: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. COOPI will be paying an internship allowance in line with the candidature qualification.

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