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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.

COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION INTERN
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, hr.nairobi@coopi.org 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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