Communications Intern at ActionAid Nigeria

Communications Intern at ActionAid Nigeria – TDPel Jobs

ActionAid works with poor people in over 40 countries across the world. Our goal? To end poverty. We believe in doing things differently. We know that with the right opportunities, poor people will find their own solutions – and build new lives.
ActionAid Nigeria commenced programmatic operations in January 2000 after a Country appraisal which found poverty in the midst of plenty. We commenced work then through a Country Agreement signed with the National Planning Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Our works are currently spread across 26 states of the federation.Reporting to: Communications Coordinator
Line Management: None


The Intern position is an opportunity offered by ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) for young graduates to earn a post NYSC experience. It is therefore both a learning and value-adding relationship between interns and AAN.
The intern is expected to take advantage of the space offered for experience gathering, self-development, while providing quality service to ActionAid Nigeria.

Job Purpose

The Communications Intern will be responsible for assigned communications roles including supporting the execution of the organisation’s communications strategy, social media strategy, managing organisation’s prioritised social media channels – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn.
S/he will liaise with the Communications Coordinator in providing support for the different thematic functions at AAN on publications, social media, publicity & press relations to drive the advocacy arm of AAN.

Person Specifications
Support Campaigns and Communications activities:

Provide support and participate in campaign activities directly handled in the unit
Provide support and participate in all inter-thematic policy advocacy and campaign initiatives
Provide support and participate in monitoring, documentation, dissemination and encouragement of critical debate, and mainstreaming of public policy advocacy.
Support case study collections related to policy and campaigns works

Social Media Community Management:

Work on the organisation’s social media platforms
Work with the Communications Coordinator on all AAN online activities
Work on seamless linkages of the organisation’s social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube LinkedIn and other social media platforms), ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements
Monitoring and replying to communications on the platforms under the guidance of Communications Coordinator.
Posting information, uploading photos and videos on the platforms dailyor as is directed by Communications Coordinator.
Make use of relevant tools like TweetDeck to plan for weekends and holidays; LinkedIn polls and surveys to build our social mediafootprint and reputation; and other tools like SlideShare, YouTube, Paper.Li, Scribd, Reddit, Digg and StumbleUpon.
Work with relevant teams and projects’ leadsto implement other channel-specific campaigns (e.g. uploading photos to Flickr, videos to YouTube, etc)
Perform any other assigned responsibilities as it relates to the Communications hub and implementation of AAN CommunicationsStrategy

Key Relationships:

Internal Relationships: Entire AAN staff
External Relationships: Media, Communications Consultants / service providers, CSOs, relevant Government agencies and partners

Person Specifications
Education / Qualifications:

First degree in Mass Communication or any relevant field is essential
Membership of relevant professional Institute


Relevant NYSC experience and knowledge of the social media platforms and analytics is essential
Knowledge of content production; video, graphics design and photography experience is essential
Experience working in Digital and Mainstream Media sector is desirable

Skill / Abilities:

Strong communication and writing skills
Good computer skills especially in the use of publishing tools
Multi-tasking skills
Excellent planning and prioritization skills
Content production / Photography skills

Personal Qualities:

A personof integrity
Creative and takes initiative.
Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
Effectively promote the AAN’s mission, values and objectives
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