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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Graduate Opportunity at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps works in fragile and conflict-affected environments to build secure, productive, and just communities. We believe that transitional environments - countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – offer tremendous opportunities for positive change. Since the 1990s, Mercy Corps has managed over 100 peace-building projects in over 30 countries and regions, and currently implement 34 peace building programs in some of the world’s toughest places.

Communication Intern

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience1 year
  • LocationKanoLagos
  • Job FieldGraduate Jobs   Media / Advertising / Branding  
Program/Department Summary
  • The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) project - an innovative intervention funded by The UK Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC T) - aims to improve Literacy, Numeracy and Financial Literacy skills economic status of marginalized adolescent girls aged 17 - 23 in the Northern Nigerian states of Kano Kaduna, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.
General Position Summary
  • The Communication Intern will provide support in all aspects of information management in his/her location.
  • S/he will support the development of a communication strategy for the ENGINE 2 program including developing BCC/IEC materials, newsletters, footages, advocacy guides, and other messaging required for various phases of the project. 
  • The candidate will coordinate closely with the Communication Officer to plan and implement activities that ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ and DFID standards, including the use/dissemination of project materials to different stakeholders.
Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Support with documentary productions by reviewing for sequence, spell check and ensuring that productions adhere to post-production script.
  • Coordinate with media during high profile meetings.
  • Develop success stories
  • Collate content for the quarterly newsletter and develop a draft.
  • Assist with development of other relevant publications.
  • Provide support with photography.
  • Assist with the design and layout of Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials such as stickers, t-shirts, banners and face caps.
  • Assist with the design and layout of other Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as storyboards and ENGINE pathway reel.
  • Assist with organizing and creating a database of ENGINE audio-visual files and other communication documents.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the Knowledge Management and Communication Officer under the supervision of Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • B.Sc in Journalism or English Language, or Communications related field.
  • At least 1-year experience working in communication-related programmes and producing communication materials - must have experience in creative writing and storytelling.
  • Proficient in using editing software packages, such as Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, illustrator, In-Design) Publisher and Corel Draw.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and fast paced environment.
Method of Application

Applicants are encouraged to submit their CV's and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: All applications must include the position title in the subject line, be not more than 4 pages.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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