Communications and Community Engagement Intern

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd March, 2021

Job Description

Job Purpose

The communications and Community Engagement Intern will assist the communications and community engagement teams to implement effective risk communications efforts (in the context of COVID19); community engagement efforts; effective communications—including by leveraging events such as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Community Engagement/Risk Communication:

  • In the context of COVID19, support IFRC’s community mobilization efforts through the drafting of risk communications factsheets.
  • Assist in the drafting of risk communication video scripts.
  • Assist in the drafting of the CEA newsletter.

Communications and World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

  • Project management: Conduct an evaluation of the communications capacities of National Societies in the Africa region.
  • Administrative work: support the administrative tasks of the communications department.
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: act as a regional focal point for the organization of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, to be marked on 8 May 2021
  • Support the communications department in its research, fundraising, planning, monitoring and evaluation efforts.


  • University level education (2 – 4 years) in community development - Required

Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Research
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Data analysis
  • Ability to work in a diverse cultural and social context
  • Self-supporting in computer skills
  • Fluently spoken and written English


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