Current Job Openings for Intern in Abuja at Save the Children

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
 Job Title: Intern – Communication Specialist
Location: Abuja
Duration of Contract: 3 months
Role Purpose
  • The Communication Specialist will assist and support Advocacy and Campaign Unit in the implementation of County Media and Communications Strategy as per Save the Children International procedures and guidelines, with special focus on the design and layout of publications, packaging and disseminating communication products internally and externally.
Key Areas of Accountability
Strengthen internal communications capacity:
  • Support the production of high quality communication products (including but not limited to infographics, factsheets, e-newsletter, brochures etc) its consistent circulation to internal staff;
  • Support effective and timely internal communications around the Humanitarian Programs, Development Programs, Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication activities;
  • Assist the development of internal documents for the different internal communications platforms;
  • Assist the promotion of SCI branding guidelines in internal and external communication;
  • Organize and put in place a systematic communications product resource center at the Country Office.
Strengthen our internal and external communication material:
  • Support SCI Nigeria Country Profile, humanitarian program, project and program specific information and communication products are produced, circulated internally and externally;
  • Support developing quality presentations and other supporting communications materials such as flyers, articles, posters, banners, ads etc;
  • Support organize external events that promotes SCI profile and brand, such as but not limited to photo exhibition, town-halls;
  • Take photos and write articles upon request;
  • Support manage and regularly update SCI Nigeria’s corporate website with high quality contents;
  • Support promote Every Last Child, Girls Education Campaign through innovative and diversified publications, communications products.
Provide overall support to the Unit:
  • Liaise with Social Media Officer, Information and Communication Officer in identifying the best success stories and impact stories that needs to be packaged and disseminated both internally and externally;
  • Share experience with staff, train and transfer skills to SCI staff;
  • Assist, support the Director of Advocacy and Campaign and perform other duties and tasks as determined by the line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Master of Arts (M.A) Degree in Communications, Graphics Design and/or Journalism from a recognized higher educational institution;
  • Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach;
  • Interest in development issues,
  • Proficient computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Photoshop, Publisher, PPT, and expert in other communications and MS office package, layout and design software, applications;
  • Ability to work with people of different culture;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills end ability to work successfully in team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Excellent organizational, communication, publications and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work and manage various projects in steam salting with limited supervision;
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels;
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project’s zones when required;
  • Fluency in English.
Desirable:
  • Demonstrated expert level ability in layout and design, innovative communication skills;
  • Recent graduate;
  • Passion and commitment for child rights.
Job Title: Intern – Policy and Research Specialist
Location
: Abuja
Duration of Contract: 3 months
The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Role Purpose
  • The Policy and Research Specialist will assist, support Advocacy and Campaign Unit in the implementation of County Advocacy and Campaign Strategy as per Save the Children International procedures and guidelines, with special focus on undertaking policy researches, producing policy briefs, policy notes, position papers, briefing papers etc around Every Last Child Campaign, Girls Education Campaign, and both humanitarian and development programs.
Key Areas of Accountability
Strengthen our research and advocacy delivery:
  • Support, assist national and subnational researches on SCI Nigeria advocacy and campaign topics;
  • Support produce policy researches, producing policy briefs, policy notes, position papers, briefing papers etc around Every Last Child Campaign, Girls Education Campaign objectives, and both humanitarian and development programs; produce advocacy messages, reports and documents;
  • Support strengthening the way we communicate about our advocacy and campaign through producing series of campaign presentations and other supporting communication materials to be circulated internally and externally;
  • Support Project/Program based Advocacy staff in undertaking researches, policy analysis and advocacy program design and implementation;
  • Collaborate and partner with academic and research institutions in undertaking joint researches on SCI Nigeria advocacy objectives;
  • Facilitate the production of “The State of Nigerian Children’s Report 2018”, publication, launching, dissemination of the report.
Provide overall support to the Unit:
  • Share experience with staff, train and transfer skills to SCI staff;
  • Assist, support the Director of Advocacy and Campaign and perform other duties and tasks as determined by the line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Communications, Graphics Design and/or Journalism from a recognized higher educational institution;
  • Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach;
  • Interest in development issues,
  • Proficient computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Photoshop, Publisher, PPT, and expert in other communications and MS office package, layout and design software, applications;
  • Ability to work with people of different culture;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills end ability to work successfully in team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Excellent organizational, communication, publications and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work and manage various projects in steam salting with limited supervision;
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels;
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project’s zones when required;
  • Fluency in English.
Desirable:
  • Demonstrated expert level ability in layout and design, innovative communication skills;
  • Recent graduate;
  • Passion and commitment for child rights.
Benefit
The position is a paid internship.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline  12th March, 2018.
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