Communications Intern at Uongozi Institute , MAY 2016


The role of the Communication Unit (CU) is to support the development and implementation of
the institute’s communication strategy in aid of realizing the institute’s strategic plan in
strengthening leadership for sustainable development in Africa. The CU therefore plays a
supporting function to the key departments of the Institution, namely; CEO’s office, Research
and Policy, and Capacity Building Department in achieving this goal.

The communications intern for UONGOZI Institute (UI) will therefore assist the Institute’s
communications team in the day-to-day operations of a communications unit. He/She will work
closely with UI’s Communications Officer and report directly to the Communications Manager.

Scope of the assignment
 Assist in frequently updating the Institution’s website
 Assist in maintaining an online presence on Twitter, Facebook and Social Media
 Updating email-list database
 Assist in drafting news releases, media alerts and other communications materials for
external stakeholders
 Assist in maintaining internal communications
 Assist in proofreading, fact-checking and editing communications materials
 Assist in processing requisitions for goods/services provided by different vendors
 Transcribing audio/video communication material
 Assist in planning and organizing regional forums and exhibitions
 Taking newsworthy photos at events and functions
 Assist in branding at different UONGOZI events
 Assist in performing print, broadcast and online media monitoring
 Help to identify, plan, and implement new communication strategies, platforms and
 Assist in the compilation of stories for the Institutions newsletter
 Supporting team during crisis management situations
Expected outcome
 Up-to-date email database of UI stakeholders
 Frequently updated website and other online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
 Bank of transcribed audio/video communication material

Qualifications of the Communications Intern
 Must hold a BA in Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations , Marketing or
any other related discipline
 Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili
 Be able to operate a semi-professional camera
 Digitally savvy - online/social/mobile
 Proficiency in MS-Word, Excel and internet search tools
 Have time managements skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and
as part of a team;
 Is capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
 Some volunteer experience preferred, although not required
 The Communications Intern will be provided with an initial three months contract,
which will be renewable upon the individual’s performance.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit:
 An application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) with email and phone details.
 Contact details for three referees.
 Scanned/certified copies of certificates.

Application Deadline

Your application must be received by 25th May 2016, 5pm using the contact information

We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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