Internship opportunity – Plan International

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Location: Kigali, 01, RW

Company: Plan International

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. And it’s girls who are most affected.

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. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International is committed to contributing to sustainable and long-term change. The new Global Strategy – 100 million reasons – has set out that Plan International will aim at achieving large-scale impact through increased influencing across the communities we serve. This is however not enough without strengthened communication and visibility-which include photography and videography as well as documenting best practices that can be used as influencing and persuasive tools among other objectives.  Therefore, for influencing to be effectively taken forward, scaled up and delivered at all levels, it needs great visibility, documentation, good photography and videography among others, which the Intern will help in putting together to inform and comprehend the ambition of the Plan’s strategy and mission.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success

Under close guidance and supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Manager, the Communication Intern will Support in improving documentation of Plan interventions through photography and videography as well as archiving;

  • Give overall support in Communication and Advocacy Department:
  • Assist in development of the communication and Advocacy tools
  • Assist with the preparation and production of communication materials, including fact sheets, brochures, newsletters and publications.
  •  Assist in Updating the Plan International Rwanda Capacity statement
  •  Assist in conducting of any campaigns and events across country/PUs.
  • Assist in conducting of events in collaboration with the other departments
  •  Assist in the coordination of outreach activities
  •  Assist in planning and implementing new initiatives
  • Assist in writing press releases and feature articles related to activities/events
  • Liaise with Program Units to collect newsworthy stories and coverage of events
  • Attend events, take photographs/videos and assist with event/meetings coordination
  • Write articles about the events as well as other programme related issues
  • Monitor Plan International presence in the media and keep track of articles written about Plan International activities at regional and national level
  • Undertake any other related assignments as requested by the Supervisor

Criteria for success

  • Well written stories published in the monthly Newsletter
  • Actively contribute to the accomplishment of Plan International Rwanda Communication and Advocacy practices and objectives
  • Provide and document best practices in communication and advocacy
  • Ensure both internal and external information sharing
  • Ensure good photos and  video library is equipped

Communications and Working Relationships:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

The intern is required to relate with all CO, PU/PA, Consultants, and Camp staff.  S/he will be required to effectively communicate in a style that inspires confidence and professionalism and builds credibility with line management. Be flexible and committed to communication, strong team working skill and external relations.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

Educational Qualification and Experience

The Intern should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related fields such as photography, graphics design, and videography.

Have experience in writing, graphics design, editing and producing communication materials for the website and other news sources

Have working knowledge of photo editing software, online video publishing and experience with flash etc is required.

Have ability to communicate simply, clearly and effectively with excellent written and editing skills

Have experience in using social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

Have practical knowledge of Microsoft Office/Publisher

Have ability to work under pressure.

Have ability to work on a team

Skills Specific to the Post

  • Communication skills, appropriate to the audience
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Strong team-building and motivational skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet
  • Working knowledge of written and spoken English

Physical Environment and Demands:

Frequent travels within the country and especially in village setting areas

Level of Contact with Children:

High level: Frequent interaction with children especially in communities and Child care centres/schools

Location: Kigali

Reports to: Communication & Advocacy Manager

Grade: N/A

Closing Date: 19-11-2019

Contract Period: 1 year not renewable

Note: Only national applications will be considered and females are mostly encouraged to apply.

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.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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