Regional Office, Nairobi
DRC Horn of Africa & Yemen (HOAY) is a fast growing regional programme within the Danish Refugee Council.
Initial humanitarian aid activities in the region were launched in Somaliland in 1997, and later, in 2005, a regional office was established in Nairobi as a coordination hub for the region, namely Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Yemen.
DRC HOYA is further engaged in activities in the Great Lakes Region through the Great Lakes Civil Society Project based in in Nairobi, where the regional office is also hosting the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS).
Today, more than 540 employees work with DRC HOAY, of which the vast majority is local staff. DRC HOAY activities are funded by internal donors and governments, as well as through means from national collections in Denmark.
The needs for strengthened internal and external communication and information sharing have become increasingly imminent with the organizational growth and expanded activities throughout the region.
The position as regional information and communications adviser was established in 2011 with the objective of developing a regional communications strategy and activities in support of this.
The production of internal and external publications, press releases, and other information material are among ongoing activities and more initiatives are expected to be launched during 2012.
The communications intern will be involved in work related to research, drafting and facilitating these initiatives, as well as dissemination of publications and other practical tasks.
- Undertake desk research on topics related to the DRC internal monthly update
- Research and drafting of articles and fact sheets for various DRC publications and platforms
- Develop case stories for use on DRC communications platforms
- Dissemination of publications
- Assist in administrative tasks
Reports to Regional Information & Communications Advisor.
Duration: Starts in June 2012, for 3 months with possibility of extension to 6 months
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments.
All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC – learn more onwww.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html
- Educational background within Journalism/Graphic design
- Experience in writing of journalistic products – articles, case stories
- Experience with layout and graphic design
- Proactive self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision.
- Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- An understanding of humanitarian issues in the Horn of Africa region.
Application and CV
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
CV-only applications will not be considered.
Please forward the application and CV, in English and marked “Communications Intern” to [email protected]
no later than 31 May, 2012.
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