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  • Communications Intern at Youth Network on Community and Sustainable Development

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2018 Deadline: 7 December, 2018
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  • As the leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, the Youth Network against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting is a movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people and amplifying their voices to speak for the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation through targeted advocacy to key players, capacity building and development, communications and media engagements, partnerships and program implementation. We also work on other sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.

    Communications Intern

     

    Description

    The Youth Network on Community and Sustainable Development seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist in the branding and communications efforts of the Organization. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications for Development (C4D) while working in a casual work environment. The Communications Intern will work independently and in a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming and events.

    This will be an interesting yet challenging role, to work with a Team of young and inspiring development experts to solve issues around sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people as well as ending harmful traditional practices like Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

    Qualifications

    • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Instagram etc.
    • Completed or working toward a University degree , preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)
    • Previous internship or related experience in communications is a plus
    • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired.
    • Knowledge of HTML, website content management and graphic design a plus
    • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Genuine enthusiasm for creating compelling communications materials to support a wide range of current and anticipated programmes.
    • Self-starter, good time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner
    • Ability to work well independently, and within a team
    • Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission
    • Willingness to travel 20% of the time and on short notice

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in planning, writing and managing e-blasts and e-newsletters.
    • Update organization website using Wordpress with current events, relevant news, etc.
    • Design event/program fliers, graphics and other communications materials and products
    • Design and create content for websites and social media platforms
    • Update and maintain the Organizations  social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting Facebook updates
    • Manage editorial and event calendars
    • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications

    Start Date: 21st January 2019 or earlier

    Hours: 16 hours/week, including weekly planning meeting with supervisor

    Compensation: Stipends to be negotiated when an offer is made

    Method of Application

    To Apply: Please a send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Olachi Peace Ojimadu at ynafgm@gmail.com

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