Knowledge Management and Communications Intern Job in Kenya

Scope of Work

The Communications Intern will collaborate with and support the Project Manager and Knowledge Management and Comms Officer (KMCO) in implementing and enhancing communication strategies, outreach, and knowledge-sharing activities for the Promoting Peace and Inclusive Development Project in Northeastern Kenya.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project Support

Support the Project Manager and KMCO with day-to-day project management, such as booking conference rooms, taking minutes, and any other tasks.

Attend bi-weekly project technical meetings, take comprehensive meeting notes with a focus on actions and share with the KMCO and Project Manager for review and onward circulation.

Assist with internal information sharing and management, including the maintenance of the project SharePoint channel.

Communication Strategies:

Collaborate closely with the KMCO in conducting communications needs assessments for the project and participating in the formulation of communication strategies.

Assist in drafting and editing the project’s communications and outreach strategy, aligning with country office strategic priorities and the UNDP External Communications Action Plan.

Communication Products:

Work with the KMCO to develop regular internal and external communications products for the project, including monthly project update reports.

Where needed, support the design of infographics and visuals to enhance reader engagement of comms products.

Media Relations and Coverage:

Work alongside the KMCO to maintain increased coverage and understanding of the project in Kenya through local and global media stories.

Collaborate on identifying and developing storylines for publications including human interest stories, drafting substantive articles that contribute to and generate conversations on key development issues.

Digital Communications:

Provide support to the Knowledge Management Officer in maintaining and enhancing the project’s digital communications, including social media.

Core Competencies

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Required Skills and Experience
Min. Education requirements

Bachelor’s degree in communications, Journalism, International Relations, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field.

Min. years of relevant work experience     

No work experience required

Required skills     

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Proficiency in digital communication tools and social media platforms.

Computer literacy, including knowledge of basic design tools such as PowerPoint and Canva.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section    

Further, the interested applicants should be able to demonstrate:

Active interest in peace, development, human rights in the Northeast region of Kenya

Ability to work in a multicultural environment, with a willingness to travel to the project locations.

Required Language(s)

Fluency in the English

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