Communication for Development Internship




Vacancy Description


About us

ForumCiv is a non-profit, politically, and religiously independent organization with over 200 members from Swedish civil society. With our work in over 70 countries, we work with development cooperation, advocacy, project funding through granting and capacity development. Our work centers on enabling people to organize to claim their rights and take control of their lives; for it is only then that democracy can grow, resources can be distributed more fairly, and poverty can be reduced. Furthermore, as a prominent advocate for environmental conservation and sustainability, our organization is dedicated to addressing the pressing challenges posed by climate change and working towards a greener future.

ForumCiv office in Kenya serves as the regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), coordinating sub-granting in the region and developing new partnerships, innovative programmes, and local engagement with donors. Most of the region’s interventions focus on civil society strengthening and deepening democracy, human rights, and gender equality. The office works with a broad range of partners and stakeholders at grassroots, national, regional, and global levels.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Communication Officer, the C4D Intern will be responsible for the following duties. 

  • Assist with drafting and publishing of articles, photos, graphics and multimedia elements related to the programme as required 
  • Assist with conceptualising campaigns and social media activations
  • Contribute to the drafting and updating of social media materials and digital products
  • Assist with design, editing, and production of graphic materials to support online and offline communications
  • Provide general administrative support including taking meeting minutes, setting up meetings and conference calls, etc.
  • Support communications projects and campaigns as they arise, including conducting research and summarising relevant information
  • Assist with event planning and production
  • Support the programmes team with planning and implementation of activities/processes 
  • Assists in the preparation of grant management activities including compliance visits together with the Programme teams 
  • Assist with logistical and administrative arrangements relating to the implementation of programme activities

Support in the planning and implementing activities as outlined in approved work plans and coordinating completion of activity deliverables.

Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and line Manager.


  • Relevant academic degree in international development, communications, social sciences, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Interest in programme/project management and administration and management in the development sector. 
  • Analytical and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Strong supportive and service-minded attitude 
  • High sense of responsibility and commitment 
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to express oneself orally and in writing in English.

These positions are offered for an initial three months with an additional three months based on performance, starting as soon as possible. The position is located at ForumCiv’s office in Nairobi. Duty travels within the country are part of the position.


This is not a salaried position, however a monthly stipend is provided

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Application Guidelines

ForumCiv is working for equal opportunities for all. We encourage qualified applicants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, functional ability or ethnic and religious affiliation to apply for the position.

Candidates should submit an application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and Cover Letter (max 1 pages) including summary of your key qualifications and relevant work experience for the position. Please note that for this is not a salaried position, however a stipend is offered.  

Closing date for receiving the applications will be end of day 29 March 2024.

Applications have closed

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