7 Jun 2016

Web Development and Communications Intern 2016

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The Society for International Development (SID) seeks to expand its capacities by recruiting dynamic Kenyan nationals for the position of:
Web Development and Communications InternSID is an international network of individuals and organizations founded in 1957 to promote social justice and foster democratic participation in the development process.

Through locally-driven programmes and activities, SID strengthens collective empowerment, facilitates dialogue and knowledge-sharing on people-centered development strategies, and promotes policy change towards inclusiveness, equity and sustainability.

Today, SID positions itself in a space of action that is policy oriented and builds on multi-disciplinary dialogues, future-minded thinking and scenarios-based and holistic policy planning.

Scope of Work: Located in the Nairobi office, the position will enhance the capacity of the Equity and Inclusion Programme a SID initiative designed to advance policy research on inequalities, build civil society capacity to engage in the inequalities discourse as well facilitate policy dialogue and advocacy within Africa.

Learning Objectives: The Communications Intern will learn how to make effective presentations to internal and external audiences and how to write a variety of mass media products (including news stories using SID guidelines).

In addition, the Communications Intern will design and lay out a variety of mass and social media products, including webpage articles, newsletter pieces, and Facebook/Twitter posts as a part of the greater communication strategy.

Required Skills

  • Website design and maintenance
  • Content development experience
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, Java Script, PHP
  • Proficiency in the use of Adobe Creative Suite and/or similar tools
Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will assist with the following:
  • Write and share programme success stories
  • Assist with social media efforts, including Facebook/Twitter and other media channels
  • Update the programme website.
  • Draft press releases, e-newsletters, flyers and other communications materials;
  • Media monitoring and press summaries;
  • Compiling media and other contact lists;
  • Monitoring and recording press coverage;
  • Other relevant program support duties as assigned
  • Undergraduate degree in (Web Design / Development, Communications, Social Science, Public Relations or related field) from a recognized University
  • Demonstrated desire to work in a media, communications role;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with experience synthesizing complex messages for a variety of audiences;
  • IT literate with knowledge of web and social media, ideally with experience of using Content Management Systems;
  • Creative thinker with a flexible approach to working;
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of SID; and
  • Fluency in French is an asset


How to Apply

 Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including your Twitter handle and three references to [email protected]The email subject line must clearly show the job title Web Development and Communications Intern The closing date is Wednesday 10th June 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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