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Youth Program Internship

Job Description:
The Youth Program intern will assist in developing the youth strategy and engagement materials to support the upcoming events namely: The Earth day Network event and The Club of Rome events. The Position  will be based at AWF HQ for a period of 2-3 months reporting directly to the Senior Project Officer, Conservation and  Communication Assistant.

Responsibilities:
·         Coordinate the identified youth participating in the event in terms of logistical support: visa processing, transfers and bookings.
·         Research and file youth engagement activities that have been planned for the next 6 months and document the relevance of AWF participation in the events.
·         Set up and record all meetings with the AWF Youth Champions both online and offline.
·         Collect photos and or videos taken during youth events and uploading them on box and widen for public use with correct tags and captions
·         Assist in drafting the expected youth engagement outcomes for each activity.
·         Complete departmental administrative duties
·         Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
·         A Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communication or any related field.
·         At least one year working experience in a related field.
·         Strong administrative and organizational skills
·         Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet & social media
·         Proficiency in technical and report writing
·         Excellent digital storytelling, problem solving and time management skills.
·         Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
How to Apply:
Closing date: September 20, 2019

Public Relations Internship

Job Description:
The Public Relations  intern will assist in developing internal and external communications materials to support projects and the overall communications needs of AWF. The successful candidate will also assist in event planning activities for specific upcoming events. The position  will be based at AWF HQ for a period of 2-3 months.
Responsibilities:
·         Research and file conservation, environment and sustainable development stories related to AWF and other stakeholders
·         Collect photos and or videos taken during events and uploading them on box and widen for public use with correct tags and captions
·         Assist in coordinating media relations for selected events or activities
·         Assist the media team in logistics and planning of events
·         Draft news articles in the news section on the website
·         Complete departmental administrative duties
·         Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communication with a high GPA (3.3 and above)
·         At least one year working experience in a related field.
·         Strong administrative and organizational skills
·         Creative social media experience
·         Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
·         Excellent writing, digital storytelling, problem solving and time management skills.
·         Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
·         High attention to detail
·         Demonstrated experience in successful event planning.
How to Apply:

Graphic and Multimedia Design Officer

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is seeking a talented graphic and multimedia designer to grow the Marketing & Creative team’s capabilities building organizational brand awareness and leveraging novel creative approaches to cut through the clutter. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing video content, designing print and digital collateral across mediums and channels, and coordinating with outside vendors. The candidate will be highly creative, communicative, with an ability to meet quick turnarounds in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
Responsibilities:
·         Work closely with the Design & Digital Development Manager to maintain and advance the organization’s visual identity
·         Produce and edit videos for various organizational initiatives including project shoots, interviews with high-level staff and filming of wildlife
·         Create cutting-edge animations for use in video and web projects
·         Coordinate video shoots conducted by outside vendors working with the Design & Digital Development Manager
·         Support the design and layout of AWF’s core publications and other print collateral.
·         Fulfill creative requests within the organization ranging from office signage to merchandise
·         Create and maintain print templates for use within the organization
·         Produce content for use across AWF’s social media channels as needed
·         Support fundraising initiatives, providing web graphics or video assets as needed
·         Assist in maintaining the organization’s photography and video asset library
·         Maintain the Marketing & Creative department’s A/V equipment at our Nairobi-based headquarters
·         Additional duties as assigned
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in graphic design / multimedia design or related field with 4+ year(s) of experience
·         Demonstrated ability to create a wide variety of video assets including social media content, short-form video series, and other related video projects.
·         Proven graphic design experience with a portfolio consisting of a wide range of styles and out of the box creative approaches
·         Proficient with Adobe CC’s core applications e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign as well as Adobe’s suite of video products including Premiere and After Effects
·         Experience with motion graphics, using After Effects, Animate or similar applications
·         Video editing experience, and media output and encoding for different platforms
·         Experience with video production equipment a plus (camera operation, lighting and sound recording).
·         Excellent skill in design conceptualization and corporate/product branding, with experience following detailed brand style guides

·         Skills in typography, composition and color
·         Experience with print production and proof checking a plus
·         Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines
·         Audience-first mindset and the ability to ensure we live out our brand promise and communicate our work consistently across channels
·         Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
·         Keen interest or experience in Africa’s wildlife/land/people preferred, but not required
How to Apply:

Budget & Grants Assistant

The Budget and Grants Assistant– (BGA) will be responsible for the initial set-up of broad range of federal, non-federal government and privately funded grants, including proper maintenance of documentation thereof. This position will also be responsible for all sub-award and sub-recipient’s relationships ensuring that all partners are vetted prior to contracting and that sub-award and sub-recipient’s comply with the various donor’s/funders regulations throughout the life of the award. The Budget and Grants Assistant will report to the Budget and Grants Manager.
Occasional trips to the field may be required.
Responsibilities:
1. Grants Set-up and Maintenance
·         Set-up new awards in AWF Grants Management System based on source documents received from Fundraisers
·         Organize and file all documentation related to all restricted funding sources in an organized electronic filing structure per AWF’s filing system and perform routine archiving functions
·         Set-up Award Restriction codes for all approved work plans and ensuring all dimensions are accurate
·         Ensure all work plans are in compliance to donor budgets
·         Update approved award modifications in AWF Grants Management System and filing of back-up documents
·         Set up and process financial data relating to grant estimates, expenditure codes, obligations, sub awards and modifications in AWF Grants Management System
·         Maintain sub-grant reporting milestones.
·         Review and perform on-going maintenance of the AWF Grants Management System with accurate grant information
·         Maintain a robust Award Ledger by ensuring Awards Estimates contain key fields for effective running of a wide range of reports
2. Budget Maintenance
·         Assist with processing of budget journals in respect of organizational operating budget
·         Post budget adjustments in the Budget ledger on a timely basis
·         Assist with Unanet timesheet system, ensuring timesheet updates and adjustments are in accordance with the organizational approved operating budget
·         Assist with tracking and posting monthly in-kind/matching contribution documentation for grants with matching requirements
3. Sub-award Maintenance
·         Assist with pre-award risk assessment of all new sub-awardees
·         Maintain and monitor subaward agreements throughout the entire process. This includes but not limited to the review of contracts, financial reports, and close out of agreements.
·         Ensure all sub-awardees financial reports, technical reports and audits are submitted to AWF in a timely fashion.
·         Review sub-awardees’ financial reports by performing adequate review of their documentation and submitting to Budget and Grants Manager for approval.
·         Ensure that close-out schedules for sub-awardees are performed and done in a timely fashion.
·         Carry out continuous risk assessment of Sub-awardees through desk review of their reports, review of sub-awardee’s audited financial reports and site visits.
·         Prepare sub-award schedules for audit
4. Other duties
·         Assist in Grant and compliance with donor rules and regulations;
·         Assist with reviewing and processing of Procurement Requisitions and Purchase orders
·         Any other duties as delegated by the supervisor
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
·         At least 2 years of relevant working experience, at least within a donor funded nonprofit organization
·         Knowledge of grant management principles, including U.S. government funding, European Union and German donors
·         French is a plus
·         Experience communicating financial information to a non-financial audience
·         Ability to organize and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner
·         Strong technical skills, including MS Excel, and ability to navigate within accounting systems and other databases
·         Ability to manage competing priorities, exercise good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems with minimum supervision
·         Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
·         Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional
·         Ability to provide good customer service with patience and a sense of urgency
·         Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff, partners and donors;
·         Willingness to travel, sometimes to remote areas;
·         As this position is heavily anchored in AWF’s conservation programs, the successful candidate must have a strong interest in and understanding of conservation
How to Apply:

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