Plan International NGO Intern Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Graduate Intern - Communications Vacancies

Plan International NGO Intern Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Graduate Intern - Communications Vacancies

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child.

But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.


Plan International Uganda communication strategy is designed to facilitate effective communications to a broad range of audiences within and outside Uganda, through strategic and timely flow of accurate information.

This strategy is deliberately aligned to Plan International Global Communication Strategy, which is aimed at supporting the delivery of the organisation’s “100 million reasons” Global Strategy.

The core focus of the Global Communication strategy is to strengthen the organisation’s positioning and brand visibility.

Purpose of Graduate Intern Program

More often than not, young graduates do not get opportunities for real interface with the work environment that relates to their areas study prior to being ushered into the field of work.

Hence, engagement of an intern will give the youth an opportunity to gain experience to prepare them for the job market and/or self-employment. Internship also offers opportunities for networking with like-minded professionals.

Given the above background the department needs a graduate intern to train, develop and support Country strategic communication demands and global ambitions©

Specific objectives of graduate intern

  • To support the graduate intern gain additional communication skills and hands on experience of working and tapping into the wealth of communication aspect of Plan International as well as increase his/her employability skills.
  • To support the communication team in meeting the goal of the communication strategy.

    Duration and location of the internship assignment.
  • One year program, effective 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020.

  • Kampala (Country Office)

    Skills and Knowledge Required for the Internship.
  • Must be a Fresh graduates who have completed their degrees in the recent 18 months.
  • Bachelor of degree with preference in mass communications, journalism, community development, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of working in a Non-Governmental organizational environment
  • Knowledge of taking still photography, videography, and story writing style of communication.
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills with
    strong English language. capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles.
  • Experience with personal computing, email and general office productivity software.

    Main Duties
  • Works with programme teams to document impact stories for further sharing and profiling the organisation’s work to effectively draw lessons and in line with the Country strategy.
  • Knowledge of working in a Non-Governmental organizational environment
  • Compiles quarterly newsletters and bi-monthly bulletins
  • Coordinates the design, development and roll out of the campaign and project materials (such as documentaries, photos, posters, fliers and brochures) by working closely with service providers and the procurement team.
  • Works with communication team in planning and organising public events and outreaches meetings in line with the Plan International Uganda strategic priorities.
  • Participates in promoting Plan International Uganda’s visibility on existing Plan International platforms (such as Planet and Media Bank, ) and approved social media sites

    Key Deliverables
  • Impact stories documented (along with photos and video clips) and shared per quarter (atleast 1 impact story per Country programme every quarter including Disaster Risk Management )
  • Quarterly newsletter and bi-monthly bulletins compiled (1 quarterly newsletter, 2 bi-monthlies compiled)
  • Public events coordinated and meetings ( depending on Plan International calendar and project events)
  • Social media posts achieved per quarter ( atleast 3 programme/event related posts every week)

  • Intern will be supervised by Communications Manager.
  • He/She will be oriented on his/her work using the standardized communication guidelines/manual as well as the broad range of work aligned to the Country strategy

  • Kampala Country Office

    Reports to:
  • Comunications Manager

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th April 2019
  • Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
  • A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International NGO Intern Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Graduate Intern - Communications Vacancies

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