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Communication Intern - Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE)

Location: Harare
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Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization with long-term, local presence in more than 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development across three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Project Summary

The Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) project is a market-based approach that combines youth competencies with business orientation; it places a premium on youth economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. In Zimbabwe the project started in May 2019, with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe. The OYE Project is committed to increasing youth employment opportunities in sectors such as agriculture, energy and green jobs. The project's objective is to improve and sustain youth livelihoods through skill and capacity development, while also connecting them to market opportunities for employment and enterprise development in high-growth sectors with significant youth potential. Additionally, the project aims to create direct employment and business opportunities in the agriculture and renewable energy sectors, directly benefiting at least 4,250 people across six Zimbabwean provinces.

Job Description

Overview of the Position

Reporting to the Country Communication focal person the Communication Intern will be responsible for supporting communications development for the OYE project in Zimbabwe. S/he will be in charge of social media, website updates/content, and newsletter content. The incumbent will be responsible for storyboarding and developing content, as well as engaging and creating content for social media and supporting project awareness campaigns. S/he will also help write and edit blogs as directed by The Communications focal point. S/he will also provide general project support as well as coordination of internal and external communications.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Co-generate knowledge and marketing products, such as fact sheets about projects/programs, website content, brochures, blogs, and other forms of communication;
  • Help organize, produce and maintain content for the project website and other media platforms;
  • Help plan events for publication launches, public discussions, and other announcements;
  • Collaborate with the OYE team in providing general communications and administrative support;
  • Develop dynamic content and manage OYE's social media platforms.
  • Stimulating deliberative dialogue on e-forums: e-Advocacy. Digital storytelling and photography.
  • Co-Create marketing and visibility content for SNV Zimbabwe, which includes creating and editing visual content that is compelling enough to be shared by influencers.
  • Promote and publicize the organization on internal and external platforms.
  • Qualifications
  • Recent graduate with a degree or diploma in Communications/Media Studies and other relevant qualifications with one year working experience
  • Have an understanding of youth programming;
  • Possess excellent writing, graphic and visualization skills;
  • Have multimedia skills in audio and video editing;
  • Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders to build strategic partnerships;
  • Have good communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and put in extra hours.

Additional Information

Contract duration

One year

Expected start date

11 April 2022


Harare with frequent travel to the field

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