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Country: Kenya
Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Closing date: 17 Oct 2021

Company Description

The UK Government (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - FCDO) has a vision of a world free from the practice of FGM/C by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, and has established a programme to contribute to global efforts to achieve that vision.

The ALM programme is implemented by a consortium of organisations namely; Amref Health Africa, ActionAid, Orchid Project, Africa Coordination Centre for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (ACCAF), The University of Portsmouth and Options Consultancy Ltd Services.

The intended impact of this programme is a significant reduction of the practice of FGM/C in 4-6 focus countries/regions in Africa by 2025. The intended outcome of this programme is the acceleration of positive change in social attitudes towards ending FGM/C in countries/regions in which the programme is operational.

The working outcomes for this programme related to the Support to the Africa-Led Movement (ALM) component are:

  • Increased community-level commitment to end FGM/C
  • Increased global commitment to end FGM/C
  • The Africa-led movement is informed by improved data and measurement tools (implemented by the Data Management Supplier, working closely with the ALM)


This role will provide support for the above outcomes through communications, graphic design, branding, content production, advocacy, digital communications, media engagement and event management.

As Communications Intern your work will include:

  • Working with the communications team to implement ALMS’s communications strategy
  • Supporting day-to-day communications tasks while ensuring that the ALM’s brand is adhered to and represented effectively
  • Supporting the production of a wide range of communications including marketing materials, e-newsletters, electronic media, reports, press releases, articles, brochures, videos, social media messages
  • Helping to organize meetings, seminars, webinars, report launches and events and media inquiries, including media outreach


  • Studying or completed education to a college or university level in communications, journalism, public relations, communications or other relevant fields
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent written communication skills with experience writing content for a wide range of purposes
  • Experience and knowledge of social media strategies and digital/multimedia communications strategies and tools
  • Graphic design skills, website editing skills (working knowledge of content management systems) and virtual event planning experience are an asset
  • General IT competence and command of MS office software and Adobe Creative software
  • Experience working in a communications role as an asset
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and interest in international development, FGM/C, and experience working in a non-profit environment are assets.

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.

How to apply:

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 17 October
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

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