RTI International has a Communications Internship opening. HR Directions seeks an intern for its client, RTI International, within the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMSD) project. This internship will provide the successful prospect a mentored learning experience, and the opportunity to expand her classroom knowledge and skills within a professional setting.
Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty.
The selected intern will assist with communications which is an essential component in the overall “Feed the Future” goal of promoting global food security, poverty reduction and improving nutritional outcomes through agricultural interventions; given the need to continuously share information with key stakeholders in the industry. As such, the Communications Intern will support the Communication Specialist to oversee the internal and external KCDMS communication functions in the following main areas:
PR Communications – focusing on enhancing USAID-KCDMS’ increased visibility and credibility among key stakeholders.
Developmental Communications – targeting behavior change communication strategies for multiple market systems stakeholders to promote increased technology adoption and innovations, good agricultural practice, improved nutrition as well as social inclusion.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
PR Communications (KCDMS’s increased visibility and credibility among key stakeholders)
Contribute to KCDMS performance communication by compiling Monday bulletins that are shared with the mission and biweekly reports.
Development and day-to-day management of KCDMS social media accounts: WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. Engage in campaigns that increase KCDMS social media presence. All content has to be approved.
Contribute to the design, editing, branding formatting of reports, PowerPoint presentations, brochures and communication materials as assigned by Communication Specialist and or MEL Director.
Knowledge management: Ensure the KCDMS shared folder is updated on a monthly basis with all the necessary documents.
Work with Communication Specialist in providing guidance to teams internally on USAID branding and ensuring that the branding requirements are adhered to.
Contribute to building the KCDMS photo database/video library: Continuously highlight the KCDMS interventions through photography and video documentation by external teams (Home office photographers etc.)
Success story documentation: Work with the Communication specialist to develop success stories for wider dissemination to stakeholders.
Events Management: Provide logistical support for Communications events.
Take on roles as assigned by the Communication Specialist and or MEL Director with regards to
Development Communications support. This includes:Grantee Communications Support:
Development of strategic promotional materials
Media and publicity support
Other roles as assigned by the Communication Specialist, and the MEL Director
This paid internship, located in our Nairobi, Kenya office will begin in March 2019 through May 2019. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 40 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (8.00am- 5.30pm, Monday through Thursday and 8.00am-2.00pm on Friday.
Recent degree recipient (within the past 1 calendar year and/or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, who studied or is studying communications, public relations, etc.
Demonstrated experience collaborating across projects
Flexible and creative.
Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, communication design and editorial packages
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work well with others
Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently
Attention to detail and accuracy
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above. Examples include: remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1.
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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