Communication Officer Intern Job in Kenya

Communication Officer Intern


Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Applications are invited for suitable qualified candidates for the post of Communication Officer for the KEMFSED Kwale County CPIU. The purpose of the interns is to support the CPIU to ensure timely, organized, and swift implementation of project activities. The position assumes the primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing communication strategies to promote the successful implementation of the KEMFSED project within the county. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing partnerships and networks with other project stakeholders for efficient dissemination of information and awareness creation about project programs and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  The communication officer will work closely with the CPIU to ensure relevant project materials are developed and disseminated to relevant target groups through relevant media and network channels.
  •  The Communication officer will develop and maintain contact information, materials and relationships with relevant project stakeholders within and outside the county to increase of coverage of project implementation status
  •  The Communication officer will be responsible for designing of project posters and publications
  •  The officer will be responsible for drafting, editing and releasing project advocacy materials and articles
  •  The communication officer will facilitate photography and video coverage and footage as appropriate
  •  The officer will monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of project media materials, maintain a library of media coverage and clippings etc.
  •  The officer will be responsible for timely and quality production of advocacy and branding of project materials such as picture stories and videos etc.
  •  The communication officer will develop and archive communication materials including digital publications, photography, audio-visual materials, clippings etc.
  •  The communication officer will assist in developing visit brochures and cards and support the CPIU in preparation of information kits for visiting project donors and high profile guests/visitors.
  •  The communication officer will support organization of project workshops, seminars, campaigns, events and project review meetings including agendas and minutes.
  •  She/he will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the impact of communication materials and advocacy events/campaigns to target audience

Requirements for appointment:

  •  A holder of Masters, Bachelor’s degree or diploma in communication, journalism, public relations or any other relevant field from any accredited institution
  •  The candidate should demonstrate excellent skills in photography, videography especially video editing skills
  •  Candidates be competent in design and layout skills in using photo and video editing tools
  •  He/she should have advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher)
  •  The candidate should be able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated and extensive social media experience is an added advantage.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency in English and Kiswahili are required
  •  The candidate should have high levels of integrity, accountability and punctuality. They should also be willing to work beyond normal working hours and be a good team player
  •  Must be below 35 years of age.
  •  The parent / guardian of the applicant must have been domiciled in the county for not less than 10 years.
  •  Must not be a beneficiary of the KEMFSED previous internship program.
  •  Applicants must provide an application letter for internship, curriculum vitae (CV) with certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials.
  •  Applicants from the VMGs and Vulnerable Houses (VHs) are encouraged to apply and they will be given the first priority.

How To Apply

Internship Support

  • The internship programme provides financial support to cater for transport, lunch and airtime costs all valued at approximately KES 20,000 per month.

Terms of Service

  • The internship opportunity is a six months contract renewable based on performance.

Intern’s reporting obligations and work base

  • The Intern will be engaged on full time basis and based on agreed work schedule at the negotiation stage. She/he will report to the County Project Coordinator (CPC) and will be expected to work on a day-to-day basis with the CPIU team members and other relevant departments implementing the project.

Applications to be posted or hand delivered at the Kwale County Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) office, Agriculture Mechanization Services Building in the Agriculture Compound
Msambweni on or before Friday 13th October 2023 by 4.30 pm in a sealed envelope, clearly indicating on the left side the position applied for.
Applicants must attach copies of the following documents:-

  • Updated CV
  • National Identity Card
  • Academic and professional certificates
  • Leaving certificates and other testimonials (if any)
  • Write a motivation essay (500 – 700 words) detailing interest, and clearly indicate how the internship will benefit the applicant and the larger community.

Please visit our official website for more details on the requirements.