Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief,
is vibrant African based international development and humanitarian
organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize
their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments
in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and
environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature
and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that
adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy,
developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural
livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and
innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and
greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South
Sudan. Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid
It offers sound employment conditions
with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Adeso is seeking to fill the
following position of Program development Support assistant intern. The
position holder will assist the Executive Director and Country Manager to
coordinates the Design, development, planning, implementation, monitoring,
evaluation and administration of humanitarian relief and development programs
in line with the organization strategy. The assistant would contribute to the
preparation and reviewing of concept papers, proposals, and other funding
opportunities for new projects/ programs in Adeso’s operations in Kenya and Somalia.
The job holder will also work with
the program managers and country team on the internal and external reports and
the provision of high quality documentations.
The program development Assistant will work with the Head of
Programs and the country program team in designing, developing new business and
coordinating with the country teams. The role will include drafting of concept
notes, proposal writing and performing background research. The assistant will
also be required to work closely with the program technical team, and the
program design and quality unit and may be asked to lead proposal writing under
the guidance of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and country team.
Supporting the Head of Programs in program management and
communication including drafting regular internal and external communications,
taking minutes of meeting, organizing appointments for Executive Director and
taking responsibility for logistics for meetings and events, and following up
with key project team members to ensure that the team is making progress
against deadlines etc.
In liaison with Executive Director work with the program team,
in the production of high quality programs documentations –internal and
Manage electronic resources, files and databases needed for
program management and business development systems for the Executive Director.
Maintain file for each grant with regular update filing on the progress and
outcomes (assessment reports, studies, donor correspondences and external
Assist in organizing, reviewing and coordinating the various
field request such as financial, procurement and programs for Executive
Director processing and approval. As needed draft memoranda of understanding,
development of teaming agreements, and other institutional agreements under the
guidance of the Executive Director.
Help in setting up of meetings, monthly calls, taking notes,
keeping track of key challenges and action points. Supporting the coordination
and preparations of the Head of Departments meeting, the quarterly program
review meetings, and monthly senior management meeting among others.
Supporting the preparation of speeches, presentations and other
communication materials for the Executive Director as needed.
Undertaking any other assignments, as may be determined by the
Stipend And Benefits
A stipend plus housing allowance will
be provided while in Nairobi and field offices.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or its international equivalent in
international development, or related field.
Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make
them easily understandable
Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention
Native English speaker with excellent writing and analytical
skills. Ability to write clearly and concisely is a requirement.
Excellent organizational skills
Willing to learn and strong interest in program management and
new business development. Strong and demonstrated program/project management
Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management
in a timely manner.
Ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with diverse
clients and staff.
Demonstrated writing and editing experience.
Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.
Adeso’s Communications Team is
responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the Adeso
Communications Strategy. This includes defining and formulating key messages
and proof points to broaden the understanding of Adeso’s unique, people
centered and participatory program approach amongst stakeholders across the
humanitarian and development sector, governments, donors and the media.
S/he will work with colleagues to
support the communications efforts of Adeso’s program teams; and s/he will
support the organization’s growth. S/he will collaborate with internal and
external stakeholders to ensure that Adeso communications enable and accelerate
the system-level change envisaged in Adeso’s strategic goals.
We are looking for a Digital Content
& Communications Intern with a breadth of knowledge in PR, social media,
marketing, web, running and managing campaigns and e-communications with plenty
of room and interest in innovation, challenges and learning. This opportunity
requires the ability to coordinate, research, and create content (i.e., social
media, donor communications, impact stories, program updates, etc.) for a
variety of audiences including, donors, media, the general public, internal
staff, and program partners among others. The position will specifically be
responsible for leading the daily management of social media and online
communications and marketing activities for multiple online platforms.
The successful candidate will have a
talent for writing and a willingness to engage in projects ranging from
writing, editing, proofreading, and leveraging social media and blogs-across
several different publications while juggling multiple deadlines and
priorities. The desired candidate will exude passion and a driving desire for
excellence in all they do. The candidate will also be expected to be a
strategic thinker who understands how social media is a vital part of a larger,
integrated digital marketing strategy including SEO, Analytics, Email
Marketing, and building a culture of constant testing and refinement.
Increase Adeso’s online visibility, voice, and influence;
Run and manage fundraising, support business development and
communication through a variety of tools, techniques and resources – including
media pitching, ongoing website presence, promotional materials;
Lead and manage social media fundraising campaigns.
Social Media & Fundraising
Develop and execute social media strategies to leverage
editorial content across a variety of channels as well drive reader engagement
Manage Adeso’s current social media accounts;
Assess Adeso’s current social media presence and determine which
new channels offer the best opportunity to increase the organization’s online
Set targets for increasing Adeso’s visibility and reach via
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other selected social networking sites;
Analyze and optimize monthly social engagement analytics and ad
performance on all platforms;
Monitor monthly social performance ensuring the yearly goals are
met or exceeded;
Maintain a list of all social media accounts log-in information
and always make sure HQ has the most up-to-date information; and,
Develop and implement social media campaigns, including use of
Develop and manage online fundraising campaigns using Facebook,
Gofundme, Globalgiving, and more.
Content Development and
Develop and maintain overall content strategy and standards for
voice and tone for digital communications;
Provide frameworks and guidance to support colleagues in their
promotional and messaging work, in line with the Communications Strategy;
Maintain and help to evolve the voice of web communications;
research, write and edit SEO-rich, grammatically accurate content for Adeso’s
website, e-mails and social media, taking a proactive approach to improve our
communications and brand across all online channels;
Edit and disseminate Adeso case studies and success stories to
maximize their use;
Support the writing and editing of Adeso’s publications,
including the upcoming 25th anniversary Impact Report;
Promote Adeso in relevant media and network spaces and manage
the production and delivery of appropriate outreach material, including key
publications such as the annual report.
Beyond these specific responsibilities, the Communications
Intern is expected to collaborate on activities as agreed upon with the
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development to support the delivery of
the Strategic Plan and Fundraising Strategy.
Develop and promote communication tools and resources to use in
their external activities, in order to secure a consistent external Adeso
message, and optimize the communications power of Adeso.
Copyediting, edit, review, and mark documents to ensure correct
grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and usage. Impose a
consistent style while querying or correcting inconsistencies, flagging and
checking head levels and callouts for graphics or notes, cross-checking in-text
references, and styling reference lists or bibliographies.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with team
members, and other units across the organization
Any other duty as may be assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Journalism or related field;
1-2 years’ work experience in communications and marketing;
1-2 years professional experience w/ Facebook, Twitter,
LinkedIn, Pinterest, with proven results on impacting Key Performance
Indicators of an organization;
Expertise and experience leveraging social media communication
channels to provide a compelling and inspired sense of an organization’s
mission to a broad range of audiences;
Experience with HTML coding, email distribution tools and
content management systems;
Knowledge of social media management & analytics tools such
as SproutSocial, Buffer, Hootsuite, SocialBro, TweetDeck, Followerwonk,
Sprinklr, Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Pinterest Analytics, etc.;
Experience with social media design tools such as Canva, PicMonkey,
Pagemodo, Piktochart, Infogr.am,
Understanding how social media plays a role within a larger
digital marketing team to contribute to a unified vision of campaigns;
Passionate learner and self-starter. You should be comfortable
owning your projects and have a ‘learner focused’ mindset. You have a
propensity to take action, learn from your mistakes, and bring a wealth of
knowledge to the team;
Excellent written and spoken English is essential, as well as a
critical eye for editing and grammar;
Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment
with respect for diversity;
Bonus: Experience working within a humanitarian or development
context and working on international donor – funded projects.
How to Apply
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated
and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team,
please submit your application to
, quoting “Digital Content, Fundraising &
Communications Intern” in the email subject matter, by April 30th 2019.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Each application should be addressed to the Human
Resources Manager and include the following:
An updated CV (maximum 3 pages);
An application letter which should include
remuneration requirements, and indication of your preferred work location, and
contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above
information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity
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