Communications Intern at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Communications InternRef No: ABV/DEVPRGM/2018/00002Location: AbujaDuration: March - August 2018Length of Internship: 6 monthsProject DescriptionBased in the Abuja office, the Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications and Reporting Specialist to lead the development and implementation of a content plan that aligns with the objectives of Mercy Corps Nigeria’s communications strategy.The Intern will co-ordinate closely with colleagues across Mercy Corps Nigeria diverse portfolio of programs to ensure that high-quality, relevant, and timely materials are developed and shared on internal (and where relevant, external) communications platforms, and that all communications adhere to Mercy Corps and donor policies and guidelines.Main Duties IncludeActively engaging with MCN programs to identify opportunities for capturing and sharing activities, success stories, and lessons learned from program/project implementation.Planning, writing, and/or editing high-quality content, including fact-sheets, briefings, articles, social media posts, short animations, guides, and PowerPoint presentations.Working with national and global MC staff to ensure that content is shared on appropriate internal and external communications platforms.Monitoring communications outputs and outcomes.Copy-editing program reports and other documents.Organizing and maintaining a database of communications materials.Assisting with workshops, trainings and events, including taking photographs.Adhering to Mercy Corps communications policies and donor requirements.Any other duties assigned by the Communications and Reporting Specialist.Learning ObjectivesAt the end of the internship period, the intern will have acquired skills and knowledge in:Strategic communications and content planningPlanning, drafting and editing different types of content for internal and external audiences.Building professional relationships to achieve communications objectives.Monitoring and evaluation of communications outputs and outcomesIssues relating to the work of MCN.

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