Communication Intern – Mogadishu, Somalia

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia

Communication Intern – Mogadishu, Somalia



SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia current works in three regions; Banadir Regions (Heliwa, Wadajir, Dharkenley and Dayninle districts) southwest-state (Baidoa and Hudur) Hirshabelle State (Jowhar & Balcad).

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.

Job Title: Communication Intern

Reporting to: Communication and Brand Officer

Location: Mogadishu

Position summary

The intern will be responsible for Supporting in the compilation, design and dissemination of information and communication material on SOS Children’s Villages in Somalia. The intern is expected to fulfil his work obligations to the highest standard of excellence within the agreed timeframes and according to the work required

Key Area of Accountability

  • To assist the development of communication materials to support the achievement of SOS Children’s Villages
  • Support in the compilation, design and dissemination of information and communication material on SOS Children’s Villages in Somalia
  • Under the supervision of Communication Officer, raise the visibility and profile of donor funded projects inline with the Branding strategy
  • Support the Communication team on administrative documentation in Somalia
  • Assist in reviewing case studies/ outcome stories and process to approval procedure
  • Assist with external editors, designers and printers to develop quality documents for SOS Children’s Villages Somalia and ensure the standardization of SOS Children’s Villages Somalia
  • Liase closely with Programme teams to ensure coordination of activities on the ground- photos and videos are captured, proper consent forms are signed and that log lists and caption are recorded
  • Assist and contribute the production of the situation report for emergency/humanitarian projects in Somalia
  • Others tasks assigned by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree in Journalism/communications or a diploma holder with experience.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in a similar position with international organization.
  • Excellent writing skills and capacity to train others in basic writing skills
  • Very good command of English; another language is an advantage
  • Experience of working in a diverse and Somalia context or setting
  • Ability to communicate and interact with senior management
  • Very good computer skills, such as MS Office (Use of MS SharePoint, HTML or Photoshop are an asset, but not required)
  • Skills in networking, motivating people and team playing
  • Organisational and negotiating skills, diplomacy
  • Confident presenter/ trainer with experience of leading group discussions

Competencies – knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Good critical thinking skills, organized
  • Strong communication skills
  • Results orientated, with a keen focus on targets and KPIs
  • Good time management skills
  • Positive, energetic self-starter with a high level of personal drive and resilience
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships across all levels of seniority
  • To work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment, respecting diversity.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally.
  • Good soft skills to keep contact with key stakeholders, based on cooperation and respect

Child Safeguarding Policy:

SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is. 4th June, 2021

Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.





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