Communications Intern

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Job Description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Intern

Vacancy No: IFRC03260
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Duration:6 Months
Category of Staff: Internship
Grade: Not applicable

Job Purpose

  • The communications intern, under the technical supervision of the Africa communications team based in Nairobi, will support the Head of Office and the project and program managers of the IFRC cluster officer to develop quality communication materials and to work with the communications teams of the National Societies and our regional office in Nairobi.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The communications intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • To strengthen the network of comms officers in the sub-region to engage them and to look for stories from National Societies with a view to profiling their operational successes and humanitarian needs.
  • To gather content (images and stories) from National Societies, and share them on the social media or share them with Africa region for profiling regionally and internationally
  • To support the Head of office to handle/channel media queries during emergencies
  • To participate in the regional editorial network of the Africa regional office
  • To prepare a weekly summary of key humanitarian news in the sub-region
  • To support the Nigerian Red Cross communications work as required


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    Other Requirements


    • University Degree, or equivalent, in relevant discipline (Journalism, Digital Marketing, International relations, etc)
    • Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA (or equivalent)


    • Previous experience in media relations
    • Previous experience in content development
    • Previous experience in social media and digital marketing

    Knowledge, skills and languages:

    • Good writing and editing skills
    • Good communication and inter-personal skills

    Competencies and values:

    • Communication
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Creativity and Innovation

    Application Closing Date
    12th August, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Please consider the following important facts regarding our Internship program before submitting your application:

    • Interns are not entitled to a salary or benefits from the Federation;
    • Federation will provide the intern with a daily allowance, which will serve to cover the cost of meals and other related expenses;
    • Interns are not eligible for payment of overtime;
    • Interns are solely responsible for making their own logistical arrangements (visa, travel, accommodation, insurance, etc.) as well as for their cost prior to starting the internship;
    • The IFRC accepts no responsibility to provide medical insurance, or for costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship. Interns are required to provide a copy of their health and accident insurance certification;
    • This internship is open to local and international applicants who are currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) in an area that is compatible with the above description
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    About The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 13,7 million volunteers.Together, we act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.Guided by Strategy 2020 – our co...
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    Job Summary
    July 31, 2019
    Offer Type
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory
    August 12, 2019
    Media / Art / Entertainment
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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