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Country: Kenya
Organization: ChildFund International
Closing date: 6 Feb 2022

ChildFund is an international child-centered development organization. We are a member of the ChildFund Alliance; a global network of 12 organizations that assists more than 60 million children in 60 countries around the world. ChildFund Kenya works through 12 local partners (LP’s) comprised of 38 community organizations in 26 counties. The thematic areas that we focus on are Child Protection, Household Economic Strengthening, Early Childhood Development, Education, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition. Our three-fold mission is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children improve their lives and become adults who bring positive changes to their communities; to promote societies that value, protect and advance the worth and rights of children; and to enrich supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.

ChildFund Kenya is recruiting for a Communications Intern.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Communications Intern will sit in the ChildFund Kenya Country Office and work with the Communications Specialist. The candidate is expected to:

· Contribute to implementation of the communications strategy consistent with the organization’s mission, key messaging, core outcomes and area of excellence.

· Develop written stories, photos and videos to support visibility, fundraising, PR, advocacy, sponsor care at the international and national level.

· In coordination with other departments at the Country Office and Local Partners, prepare and distribute information, education and communications material to target audiences.

· Prepare monthly and quarterly organizational reports.

· During emergency responses, work ¡n close collaboration with the National Emergency Response Team and implement a communications plan targeting key stakeholders.

· Assist with the coordination and logistical preparation for events.

· I Identify and seize media opportunities to promote ChildFund’s programs and assist in handling queries by news media in a timely and appropriate manner.

· Take and edit programs and events photographs and videos and upload on ChildFund media bank

· Develop content for ChildFund social media accounts and update these platforms.

Qualifications and Experience

· Experience in writing, editing and producing materials for website content.

· Holding or in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications or a related field. If pursuing, the applicant should be in their third or final year of study.

Competencies:

· Experience with content management systems and tools.

· Working knowledge of photo editing software and video production.

· The ability to communicate simply, clearly and effectively with excellent written and editing skills.

· Practical knowledge of Microsoft Office business application software.

· Possess ability to work under pressure.

· Team player.

How to apply:

*Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their Application letter, CV, National ID copy and relevant certificates to KenyaHR@childfund.org to reach us not later than Sunday, 6th February 2022.*

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ChildFund Kenya is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job disclaimer and notification:

Beware of scams - ChildFund Kenya does not ask for payment at any point during our recruitment process.

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