Communications Intern Opportunity at World Food Programme (WFP) - Tanzania | Deadline: 20th October 2018

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Jobs Tanzania: Communications Intern Opportunity at World Food Programme (WFP) - Tanzania | Deadline: 20th October 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA TANZANIA
Communications Intern - World Food Programme(WFP) 
ABOUT WFP: The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

JOB PURPOSE: The Communications Unit of WFP Tanzania aims to enhance public awareness and understanding of WFP’s work in the country to both local and international audiences. It works to improve brand recognition through both conventional and non-conventional avenues of communication to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
WFP Tanzania is seeking to recruit an Intern to support its Communications Unit.Under the general supervision of the Head of Communications, the Intern will perform the following duties:
  • Perform translations from English to Kiswahili and vice versa
  • Assist with media events including photography, videography and logistics
  • Produce  content for print and social media, including  Twitter and Facebook
  • Scan local newspapers daily for coverage of relevance to WFP
  • Track local and international news on issues of relevance
  •  Liaise with other UN communication officers for joint activities
  •  Respond to information requests from various sources
  • Compile donor and other reports
  • Manage and maintain records and databases
  • Assist with the dissemination of publications
  • Assist with administrative tasks
  • Travel up the country as needed

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree in Journalism, Political Science or Mass Communication.  Bachelors Degree in the same areas will be considered if the candidate has relevant work experience
ONLY applicants currently enrolled in graduate school or have graduated from BA or MA programme over the last 12 months can apply.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Work experience in journalism or public affairs will be an advantage.
  • Proven experience in translation from English and Kiswahili and vice versa
  • Experience in writing, editing and proofreading will be an advantage

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Excellent knowledge and understanding of social media trends. Proven writing and editing skills (report, creative writing, media) in English and Kiswahili. Photography and videography skills. Demonstrated working knowledge of Windows computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher). Knowledge of social and political situation in Tanzania and East African region. Ability to perform multiple tasks. Good interpersonal skills,team spirit and attention to details.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
  • Demonstrates ability to respond media and influencers within own scope of responsibility to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
  • Collates accurate and timely information presented in required format (i.e. written or visual materials) as well as verbally, to enable information flows and informed decision making on communications issues. Exhibits specialised technical knowledge of communications channels processes, tools and techniques. In immediate area of responsibility, provides support in developing written, visual, audio and multi-media content for communications materials and suggestions for improved communications processes.
  • Shows awareness of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which informs approach to daily tasks. Demonstrates sound understanding of WFP communications strategy and effectively implements tailored media and communications plans which support the delivery of the strategy.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP. 
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation and related costs
  • Open to Tanzania citizens only.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The application deadline is 20th October 2018.
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.