Communication Intern at International Labour Organization

Communication Intern at  International Labour Organization

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Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 14 August 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time in Nairobi, Kenya): 13 September 2019

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/INTERN/2019/01 

Job ID: 1656 

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Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam 
Location: Nairobi 
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)

You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.

Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary role of the intern will be to support the project in capturing, preparation and dissemination of information and communication materials and documents, and contribute to the implementation of the project and delivery of outputs in the assigned areas through the following tasks:-

  • Support coverage of PPDP events and field activities through capturing high quality photography, videography, speeches, and social media coverage, in order to always ensure project visibility and communicate project progress and outcomes.
  • Develop project news flashes, stories, change stories, case studies, articles and briefs, (visuals and text) for communication to partners, donor reporting, highlighting project progress and impact and communication materials.
  • Support the design, write text and preparation of PPDP communication and visibility materials.
  • Perform basic graphic design work and editing for PPDP printed and online information products.
  • Liaise with communications unit of ILO Country Office for Dar es Salaam or any other ILO Office as may be required to provide information, clarification or articulate required information.
  • With guidance from the National Programme Coordinator, liaise with communication departments of key stakeholders and media with regard to project activities, and liaise with them on key project events that require publicity.
  • Support to extract analysis from the project and relevant documents, to prepare and preparing simple fact sheets, brochures etc.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed and well classified online catalogue of content and updated imagery database (articles, messages, photos, logos, diagrams, illustrations and videos) for future project use and reference.
  • Provide support in taking meeting minutes and preparing reports on workshops, trainings and seminars.
  • Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the National Programme Coordinator.


The candidate must be enrolled in the final year of a post graduate degree programme (Masters or equivalent), or in a higher degree programme, in communications and/or a related field (e.g.Communications,Economics, business, social sciences) in a recognized university, school, similar institution or related vocational programme; or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application.


Relevant experience in communications in a similar role would be an added advantage.


Fluent command (in both oral and written) of English and good knowledge Kiswahili.


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing skills in English.
  • Good working knowledge of relevant computer software including MS office, Excel, Powerpoint. Working knowledge of illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and HTML is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to take high quality pictures and videos.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and related applications to communicate project messages and progress.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and use images, memes and messaging to achieve communication objectives for the project.
  • Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a team member.
  • Ability to work quickly to meet deadlines.
  • Adaptability to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, with professionalism and respect for diversity.


This vacancy is open to Kenya Nationals or Residents of Kenya only.

How to apply:

1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs 

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs 

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline. 

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