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Content and Communications Intern

Media Focus on Africa Foundation (MFA) is a not-for-profit communications for development organization registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded on the premise that increased flows of quality information, reaching out to people living in Africa and beyond build societies that are better informed on priority issues of democratization and human development.

MFA promotes the concept of communication for development (C4D), as a means to empower people through carefully targeted and contextualised messages on key themes. MFA provides space for people to voice their aspirations on issues of leadership and governance, free and fair elections, as well as peace building, reconciliation and nationhood, mainstreaming gender and socio-economic justice.

MFA is currently looking for a Communications Intern. The functions for the role will include:
  • Work with staff to identify project components / activities that can be developed into stories that show the work of MFA is doing
  • Develop write ups for external communications including newsletters, websites, blogs etc
  • Assist in writing project documents including reports, proposals etc as maybe requested
  • Improve and manage the content on the organization’s social networking sites
  • Produce pictures for articles
Qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a university degree in social sciences, communications or journalism.
  • Must have good writing skills and show a keen interest in writing on issues around governance, democracy and community development
  • Have a good grasp of social networking /media and blogging
  • Be competent in basic computer skills including Microsoft Office packages
  • Follow any new development in social media
  • Have some knowledge on photography
  • Video camera skills while not necessary will be an added advantage.
  • Be full of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative and a good team player with humor. 
  • Should be willing to develop the job profile into a fulltime engagement.
Send your application (cover letter, and CV with 3 referees) to to reach us by 27th April 2011

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