Communications Internship Terre des Hommes Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Communications Internship Terre des Hommes Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Communications Internship, Communications Jobs In Kenya August 2020, 

Position: Communications Intern

Location: Nairobi

To act as the focal point for all communication on behalf of the Kenya Country Office, with audiences that are both external (for organisational profiling) and internal (information needs of colleagues); informed by the need to constantly communicate results, increase visibility, profiling and positioning in the country with the government, other organisations and most importantly with donors and key funding agencies. The communications intern reports to the Country Manager Kenya, while at the same time receives mainly technical guidance from the Senior Communications Officer East Africa, with whom (s)he will be working closely together.


Support in implementing the communications plan for Kenya

  • Create and manage dedicated accounts/pages on social media (Facebook, Twitter) for the Kenya Country Office, in line with TdH-NL’s house style
  • Draft and implement the website and social media content planning for the Kenya Country Office
  • Collect and produce content for the website and social media (mainly case stories and news items), both in images and in words
  • Draft / produce communication and profiling materials for the Kenya Country Office, such as one pager fact sheets
  • Support the procurement of branded items, if and where applicable, and other initiatives to increase TdH-NL’s visibility in-country
  • Provide hands-on support in the campaigns and events that are coming up within the Kenya country programme
  • Manage the mailbox, in close consultation with the Country Manager

Assist in improving TdH-NL’s branding/visibility through local partners

  • Support in guiding partners and country team colleagues in the application of TdH-NL’s guidelines for branding and visibility
  • Ensure proper branding is applied before designs are submitted to the Senior Communications Officer for formal approval
  • Monitor branding compliance by partners and make suggestions for improvement / additions

Support the Senior Communications Officer for the region

  • Collect and compile information from the Kenyan programmes for onward sharing within the TdH-NL organisation (e.g. the communications colleagues working in the region and Head Office): case stories, events, milestones, results, etc
  • On request, assist in other implementation tasks such as updating the TdH-NL website and regional Social Media accounts


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or
  • Experience in Social Media and web content management (including working with content management software), writing and editing for the web and Social Media, basic graphic design and site
  • Computer literacy: well conversant with working in the Google Cloud and its applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc), including basic skills in working with photo and video editing
  • Ability to undertake desk research using various (mainly internal)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in fluent
  • Thorough and precise working style, with strong attention to
  • Dynamic, self-motivated and self-starting personality who can and will take
  • Social skills to work on his/her own within a
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of child protection issues in Kenya
  • Ability to plan and organise well, setting goals and achieving results in line with the goals
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing

How to apply

Please send your motivation letter, curriculum vitae and a maximum of three recent examples of your editorial work by e-mail to: clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this internship, not later than by Sunday 16th August 2020.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th August 2020, with an envisioned internship commencement date on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

For more information about this internship, you can contact us through the same email address.

Please note that this is a national internship. Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.

 Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional/academic references.