IFRC is looking for a Communications Intern in Harare

Intern, Communications

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Intern, Communications

  • Post Date:August 17, 2022
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  • Career Level Student
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Job number: S01959
Contract Type: Contractor
Closing date: 19-Aug-2022
Location: ZIMBABWE
Duty Station: Harare
Duration: 6 months
Grade: To be determined

Job Purpose

The Harare cluster office has ventured itself to develop new trends within the IFRC and the humanitarian system, adopting a values-based and positive approach, always looking to innovate humanitarian communications .We are currently developing a series of campaigns and events to promote the work of the National societies under the cluster supports (Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi) .We are looking for support and to give the opportunity for a media /communications savvy person that could with us explore innovative strategies, expand our exposure with influencers via an internship.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications intern working with and across the cluster team will

  • Support in the Design of a standard Visibility social media strategy targeting country specific audiences. Find innovative content and dissemination strategies always aiming to reach new audiences through institutional platforms, influencers networks and other.
  • Supports and contributes to media advisory
  • Support the focal point working with the Global Communications Team, and National Societies to support other digital platforms and global campaigns (when required).
  • Support the expansion the IFRC Harare cluster influencers network
  • Support the team in contributing to social media S.O.Ps ensuring the effective implementation of the social media strategy and monthly editorial plans
  • Contribute to regular social media monitoring, analytics and reporting and advising/introducing corrective actions, with a to do mind-set, looking to always innovate in content, approach, and disseminations strategies, including the use of new platforms and influencers
  • Contribute and support the production, management, analysis, and reporting of the ads on social media platforms for all campaigns within communications department.
  • Conduct media and social monitoring and produce weekly reports for circulation within the IFRC team


  • Bachelors’ degree in design, journalism, communications, marketing, or international relations


  • Experience in campaigns and social media
  • Experience in creating compelling content for a variety of communications and social media channel
  • Experience of multimedia design and website management
  • Experience in working with creative agencies and advising managerial and technical staff in X-Media strategies and dissemination
  • Proven experience in working directly with refugees and other vulnerable people
  • Experience in project management and coordinating several stakeholders to reach project goals
  • Experience working on donor communications/visibility requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Basic video and sound editing skill
  • Information analysis and report writing skills
  • Ability to work with a degree of autonomy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Good drafting and research skillsz
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

Competencies and Values


  • Respect for diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Accountability

Core competencies:

  • Communication;
  • Collaboration and teamwork;
  • Judgement and decision making;
  • National society and customer relations;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Building trust