Intern (Communication & Admin) at COECSA

On Friday, August 8th, 2014

College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central & Southern Africa (COECSA)

Intern (Communication & Admin)

Organization: COECSA

Location: Secretariat – Nairobi

Scope of Role: COECSA is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and self-driven person with a keen interest in the health sector to join a team of professionals to build an institution that will support the above functions in the region. 

You must be dynamic, be able to work in a team environment and be a catalyst for peer learning on key issues within the organization. You must be able to keep yourself and the organization abreast with changing sector knowledge and best practices.
 

Role Purpose: As part of the Programme Team, the Intern will be supporting the communication and administrative function of the Secretariat including support in development of full spectrum communication materials, media monitoring posting of content for website and social media.


Key Areas of Accountability:

Communication function:
  • Preparation of communication materials, fact brochures, newsletters and publications.
  • Support in development and maintenance of a suite of materials to effectively communicate to COECSA members, Partners and the public at large.
  • Design and production of the quarterly newsletter and YOF Bulletin using templates provided
  • Creative design and development of other related products and publications to support advocacy and communication messages from the College
  • Update COECSA website and social media on a regular basis with relevant material, highlighting key events and achievements.
  • Assist in content development (including video recording and editing) for CPDs and publish the content on the COECSA online CPD portal;
Admin Function:
  • Support the coordinator in managing all the administrative and logistic arrangements of COECSA programme activities.
  • Assist in organizing COECSA CPDs- locally and regionally.
  • Ensure that the membership database is regularly updated.
  • Undertake other office administrative duties within the nature and scope of the position.
Qualifications and Experience
 
Essential:
  • Excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills;
  • University degree in the field of communications, public relations, languages, journalism
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, good organizational skills and the ability to priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, cultures, ethnic and religious groups across the region.
  • Keen interest in health sector issues.
Desired:
  • Experience in managing websites and in using social media tools in a professional context
  • Competent IT skills and experience of using email and Internet
  • Demonstrated experience in events coordination, administration and/or management, preferably will be an added
  • Pro-active communicator, with experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of operating multi-media equipment including digital cameras, video recording equipment, web cams, and voice recorders.
  • Experience of tailoring communication and advocacy messages for a variety of decision-makers and high level audiences. 
  • Must be willing to start immediately
Duration: 6 months
Remuneration: A modest allowance will be provided
To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected] by 13th August, 2014.
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