KIWASH Communications Intern Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Background


The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year USAID funded
project focusing on the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene(WASH) services.

KIWASH works with nine county governments to expand WASH services through a combination of technical assistance and strategic infrastructure support.

Summary of Primary Duties

  • The Communications Intern will provide direct communications support for KIWASH activities in
    Western Kenya to ensure our activities are properly promoted and communicated.
  • The ideal candidate will help KIWASH highlight the details of our work through long form writing and photography for various social media platforms and USAID related communications products.

    Essential Duties

  • The Communications Intern will work with the Communications Specialist to provide external and internal communications support for KIWASH.

    Responsibilities will include and are not limited to the following:

  • Solicit information for success stories from technical team members and sub implementing
    partners.
  • Draft and/or edit success stories with appropriate photographs for sharing with USAID.
  • Proactively collect and organize content for the KIWASH website and social media in coordination
    with technical teams.
  • Provide necessary writing/editing support of project related reports.
  • Contribute to the project photo library by telling stories through photography
  • Support the technical team to prepare presentations, site visit kits and press kits.
  • Review the daily press for WASH related topics and news, and share with team based on relevance
  • Help establish and maintain a database of project partners by soliciting input from the KIWASH
    team and key partners, stakeholder meetings and forums.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

  • A degree in the field of
    communications, marketing, international relations or a related area is desirable.
  • 3-6 months experience in the field of communications.
  • Knowledge of MS Office software, web design, HTML and other media software packages (i.e.
    InDesign, Photoshop, video editing software)
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of social media content sourcing.
  • Good photography skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn and work with the team

    Base of Operations

  • Kisumu, Kenya with frequent travel to the five counties in Western Kenya

    Reporting

  • The Communications Intern will report to the Communications Specialist.


    How to apply

  • Interested applicants should apply by September 2nd, 2018. Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.Copy the link and paste it on the browser to submit your application.
  • This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only. *
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics

  • For more information and job application details, see; KIWASH Communications Intern Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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