AKF Communications Intern Jobs in Kenya

AKF Communications Intern Jobs in Kenya

  • Al- Khair Foundation- Kenya is a registered humanitarian organization with commitment to providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and disaster relief in the most deprived areas. Al- Khair Foundation's core thematic areas include: Health, Education, WASH, Livelihood, Community Development and Emergency and is currently expanding its projects within the country.

    Internship Details:

  • An Internship opportunity between 3-6 months (depending on funding)


  • The Communication Intern role is key in ensuring that staff, partners and other stakeholders know about and are proud of AKF work in Kenya.

  • The incumbent will be reporting to the Communications Officer and work closely with the rest of the Country team to develop communication tools and materials.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support in the execution of the communication strategy

  • Support in the creative development and execution of content

  • Suggest story ideas and produce well written stories on the impact of AKF's work in the region

  • Coordinate recording and editing of human-interest stories and photographs for use in communication and internal/external reporting

  • Prepare the Terms of Reference (TOR) and media guidelines for the Photographer/Videographer on each project to be covered

  • Establish and maintain an active social media community for the Country Programmes

  • Establish and manage mainstream media contacts for networking

  • Produce (in coordination with the Communications Officer and the other AKF staff) leaflets, briefings and brochures setting out the nature of AKF work in the region

  • Identify fundraising opportunities and communicate with potential and existing donors

  • Regularly update the fundraising strategy under the direction of the Communications Officer and with the rest of the team

  • This job description is subject to regular review
    and appropriate modifications and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required

    Academic Qualification & Competencies:

  • University degree in Media, Communications, Public Relations or related field (Graduated not more than 2 years ago)

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Proficiency in using personal computer and various office software packages including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and email management. Knowledge of working with Photoshop and InDesign will be an added advantage

  • Relevant skills managing social media platforms

  • Ability to identify and write strong, interesting stories/ case studies

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to multitask and work with short deadlines

  • Must be a good team player with high degree of initiative, flexibility and tolerance.

    How to Apply

  • To apply, send your current CV and Cover Letter stating your suitability for the position against the specifications given to

  • kenya@alkhair.org with the subject of the email as ‘Communications Intern’ by EOD Friday, 15thJanuary 2021.

  • Each application should include three (3) referees.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Ps: Please note that Al- Khair Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fees at any point of the job applications.

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