Friday, 11 November 2011

Save the Children Information & Communications Intern – South and Central Somalia Job Vacancy

Terms of Reference
Job Title: Information & Communications Intern – South and Central Somalia
Place of Work: Nairobi
Reports to: Area Representative – South and Central Somalia
Reporting to position: N/A

Function Purpose
The Information & Communications Officer is responsible for meeting the information and communication needs of the South and Central Somalia Programme.

The function will ensure the collection, translation/interpretation, approval and dissemination of information and communication products.

S/He will also ensure monitoring and translation of Somali media as required.

This position is being introduced on a 3 months trial basis and will be reviewed after that period for potentially permanent addition to the team.

We would be looking for an intern currently in their final year of study

Key accountabilities
• Produce the weekly feedback report to the field team and disseminate
• Support the CSS team with translations of crucial documents as needed
• Monitor Somali media and submit daily updates to Area Representative and/or others as required
• Attendance at information sharing meetings and dissemination of information as required

Core Competencies & Qualifications

Essential:
• Excellent Somali and English language skills, both verbal and written
• Good computer skills
• Ability to manage large amounts of information and summarize appropriately
• Ability to manage sensitive information appropriately
• Demonstrable interest in Somali context and humanitarian aid
• Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritize and effectively manage assignments in a timely fashion
• Commitment to humanitarian values and principles.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Communication (or final year student)
• Knowledge/experience in preparation of newsletters, brochures, documents, reports and correspondence

The last day of accepting applications is Monday 14th Nov 2011.

Applications to be dropped at our offices and the envelope to be marked as

Information & Communications intern
Somalia/ Somaliland programme.
Matundu close Off School Lane Westlands
P.O. Box 39664-00623 Nairobi

Note: Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland will only be paying a minimum internship allowance for their transportation that won’t attract taxation.

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