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Communication & Business Development
Project Location(s):
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Type:
Degree in journalism, communications, marketing or any other similar degree


Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

Position Summary:

The communications Intern will directly engage in a wide range of projects and activities related to branding and visibility, publications, media engagement and management, internal and external communications, and event coordination.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that communications play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in this arena.

Reporting Lines:

The communications intern shall report to the Business Development and Communications Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee and maintain online outreach and produce information materials for public outreach (45%):

Oversee and manage content of access to justice in social media platforms including website.

Lead in preparation of technical briefs, annual reports, human interest stories, photos, press releases, newspaper articles and e-newsletters.

Writing of speeches and talking point for the CEO and key stakeholder when required.

Manage and ensure publication of various materials such as fliers, reports, journal and documentation and dissemination of success story to showcase our work in fostering economic development and poverty reduction.

Build communications partnerships and media alliances (45%):

Identify and develop new communications partnerships and media alliances to enhance the visibility and cement Access to Justice program as a high level advocacy platform, identify innovation opportunities and new communication tools and platforms which can serve to highlight the work of the LSF.

Ensure monthly media coverage in both media categories A and category B and ensure CEO engagement in key media activities.

Supporting information and communications needs (10%)

Support in the design and development of project proposals, support in the development of technical information, support event management and internal activities, and ensure availability of quality branding material.

Required Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner, including the ability to analyze and draft policy
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in photography, videography and social media management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring diplomacy in communicating with broad and diverse audiences.
  • Experience in researching and producing communication and advocacy materials, and using evaluation results to inform strategy design.
  • Well-developed research, interview, and analysis skills.
  • MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint or comparable software.
  • Administratively self-sufficient. Highly flexible, excellent at working closely with others over geographical distance.
  • Conversant with both languages of English and Swahili both written and verbal
  • Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.


  • The intern must have a degree in journalism, communications, marketing or any other similar degree.
  • Strong technical and organization skills with excellent written and verbal communications
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with a general understanding of data analysis techniques
  • Ability to participate within a multi-disciplinary team as well as acting autonomously as appropriate
  • The preferred candidate should have a Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Communications, Public Relations, Media studies, Journalism or their equivalent from a recognized university.

Our internship program offers you amongst other, the opportunity to:

  • Explore Career Opportunities – by working in the field you have chosen; you can receive an inside look at your potential career path
  • Network – meet a variety of people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future
  • Find Mentors – certain individuals can help guide you through your internship and expose you to opportunities to which you can aspire
  • Real world knowledge of working with clients and managing accounts

Application Instructions:

The Offer: If your career aspiration matches this exciting opportunity, please write one page how you fit the role, with your CV containing an email address, daytime telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees and send through email by 2nd July, 2020. We will respond to only short-listed candidates.