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Communication Interns at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps works in fragile and conflict-affected environments to build secure, productive, and just communities. We believe that transitional environments - countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – offer tremendous opportunities for positive change. Since 
the 1990s, Mercy Corps has managed over 100 peace building projects in over 30 countries and regions, and currently implement 34 peace building programs in some of the world’s toughest places.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communication Intern
Location: Kano, Lagos   
Program/Department Summary 

  • The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) project - an innovative intervention funded by The UK Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC T) - aims to improve Literacy, Numeracy and Financial Literacy skills economic status of marginalized adolescent girls aged 17 - 23 in the Northern Nigerian states of Kano Kaduna, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.

General Position Summary 

  • The Communication Intern will provide support in all aspects of information management in his/her location.
  • S/he will support the development of a communication strategy for the ENGINE 2 program including developing BCC/IEC materials, newsletters, footages, advocacy guides, and other messaging required for various phases of the project. 
  • The candidate will coordinate closely with the Communication Officer to plan and implement activities that ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ and DFID standards, including the use/dissemination of project materials to different stakeholders.

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Support with documentary productions by reviewing for sequence, spell check and ensuring that productions adhere to post-production script.
  • Coordinate with media during high profile meetings.
  • Develop success stories
  • Assist with the design and layout of Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials such as stickers, t-shirts, banners and face caps.
  • Assist with the design and layout of other Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as storyboards and ENGINE pathway reel.
  • Assist with organizing and creating a database of ENGINE audio-visual files and other communication documents.
  • Collate content for the quarterly newsletter and develop a draft.
  • Assist with development of other relevant publications.
  • Provide support with photography.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the Knowledge Management and Communication Officer under the supervision of Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • B.Sc in Journalism or English Language, or Communications related field.
  • At least 1 year experience working in communication-related programmes and producing communication materials - must have experience in creative writing and storytelling.
  • Proficient in using editing software packages, such as Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, illustrator, In-Design) Publisher and Corel Draw.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and fast paced environment.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV's and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: All applications must include the position title in the subject line, be not more than 4 pages. 


Application Deadline: 9th May, 2017.


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