COMMUNICATIONS INTERN – SUDAN

Sayara International is now providing internship opportunities in its Sudan office. This role is full-time and is based in Sayara’s Sudan office. Please read the full Terms of Reference below and the guidelines on how to apply for this role. We look forward to hearing from you.

Only Sudanese nationals, or those with valid Sudanese residency status should apply for this position. 

Position Description:

We are looking to offer an opportunity to a motivated and creative Communications Intern to support the organization’s Communications activities in Sudan while gaining valuable experience in a social enterprise working with major clients in the development sector.  

Sayara’s work entails research and communication across a range of sectors/themes, often in fragile, conflict-affected societies around the world. As such, we present complex data and nuanced information in engaging, accessible ways for a variety of audiences.  

The successful candidate will work to increase the visibility of the work done by Sayara’s team in Sudan, by creating content for social and digital media, sharing information internally, and supporting the preparation of events. The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to observe, participate in, and learn about the work of Sayara International’s Sudan office, as well as the global Communications function. 

The Communications Intern will report to both Sayara’s Director – Sudan (Khartoum) and the Director – Communications (London). 

The Communications Intern will contribute to the work Sayara does to build positive change in societies that most need it. You will be working as part of a welcoming and diverse international team of experienced professionals. 

About Sayara International:

Sayara International is a social enterprise combining rigorous research and communication to create positive change in fragile and conflict-affected societies.

Sayara provides complex monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in the most challenging environments. We work on countering disinformation, measuring social cohesion, and assessing education, migration, inclusive governance, climate change, and health.

Diverse perspectives and an emphasis on equity bring strength to Sayara. Gender, inclusion, and intersectional identities are cross-cutting themes across all our internal practices and our programs for governments, civil society organizations, and international institutions.

Sayara has evolved across unstable contexts. Our decentralized structure – with a global leadership network and investment in local talent – enables agility and rapid start-up, while equipping us with unique values and competencies.

Founded in 2003, Sayara operates in 30 countries across Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Our teams of professionals are based in field offices in Khartoum, Kyiv (until recently), and Nairobi, with support from our offices in Dubai, London, Marseille, and Warsaw.

Responsibilities:

Social media 

  • Support content creation for Sayara International’s social media presence in Sudan, including on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  
  • Collaborate with Sayara’s Communications Officer and use the organization’s social media tool subscription to schedule posts. 
  • Align social media content with Sayara’s branding and in-house style. 
  • Run draft content through the necessary approval process. 
  • Potentially, produce video clips for use on social media. 

 

Events 

  • Support the planning and organization of Sayara’s events for clients, partners, and other stakeholders.  
  • Provide support communicating internally for all key events including proof reading, collating information, updating PowerPoint presentations, and answering emails.  
  • Order branded goods, such as pop-up banners. 

 

Other 

  • Contribute to the preparation of program briefs, reports, and other client-facing documents. 
  • Support the Communications team with specific projects when needed. 
  • Liaise with program teams and researchers in the field to identify content and opportunities to highlight/further develop narratives to share through reports and social media. 
  • Prepare various communications materials, such as presentations and infographics. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors. 

 

Desired Qualifications/ Skills:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, Marketing, Politics, Development, International Relations, Design, Digital Media, or any related field. 
  • Excellent understanding and background in communications and social media, with specific knowledge of the Sudanese context.
  • International experience is an asset. 
  • Must have graduated recently with a university degree. 

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent English-language writing and communications skills. 
  • Good knowledge of Arabic language is an added value. 
  • Experience with social media. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn platforms is a must. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Photography skills are highly sought after. 
  • Skilled at knowledge management and sharing. 
  • Effective use of Information Technology as a tool and resource. 
  • Focus on results for the client and respond positively to feedback. 
  • Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude with the ability to work under pressure. 
  • Proactive, trustworthy, and conscientious. 
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office (in particular, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). 
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Canva, and other Adobe software is advantageous. 

 

Location & Travel:

This position is office-based, so all those who apply are required to be based in Sudan if they are selected for the role.  

We highly encourage applications from women and people originating from minority groups.    

Allowance:

Monthly allowance of 300 USD.

Job Type:

This is a full-time internship (40 hours per week), Sunday – Thursday. 

Duration:

The Communications Intern will be offered a four (4) month internship, with the possibility of an extension or fixed-term recruitment, based on the discretion of, and mutual agreement between Sayara and the Communications Intern.

Application Process:

Please submit your detailed CV, cover letter with up-to-date contact information, and any writing samples (e.g. publications, journals, or other text produced by yourself) via email to jobs.sdn@sayarainternational.com. Please use “Communications Intern” as the subject line of your email.  

The deadline for applications is November 7, 2022. Note that CVs will be screened on a rolling basis and Sayara will offer the position to the candidate who meets the requirements – even if it is before the deadline. 

Sayara does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Should you have any queries about the role please contact us at jobs.sdn@sayarainternational.com. 

Equal Opportunities: 

Sayara International is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Find out more about Sayara International: 

Website

Twitter

Facebook – Sayara International

Facebook – Sudan

LinkedIn

 

  

 

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