Communications Graduate Intern

Fixed-Term Contract

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Reporting to the Communications Coordinator the Communications Graduate Intern will be repesponsible for designing and conveying Plan International Zimbabwe relevant values and image to its stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops initial creative concepts along with the suggestions on Final format, works with the writer (where necessary) or finished copy to ensure copy and design product fit, amends design as necessary from feedback and produces finished design product.
  • Produces graphics and info graphics for publications, internal website and our online presence.
  • Assists in producing web and social media pages.
  • Reviews the publishing and design outputs from all offices and offer feedback and advice to ensure compliance with Plan’s Brand Manual.
  • Provides design, publishing advice and direction to plan’s staff at Country Office under the direction of the Communications Specialist.
  • Plans and designs sub brands and guidelines for campaigns and initiatives.
  • Ensures external suppliers (designers, printers etc.) continue to provide Plan with the best quality and value. Works with them to ensure they understand Plan’s work and needs. Seeks and recommends new suppliers where necessary.
  • Provides constructive and informative recommendations when supporting Plan offices with design advice.
  • Identifies design and print skills gaps within Plan, plans and conducts training and skilling sessions if there is a demand and need.
  • Ensures compliance within Plan Zimbabwe to Plan’s corporate branding and publishing standards of accuracy, style and presentation.

Entry qualifications and experience

  • A recent graduate with a degree in Visual Communications and Multi-media Design, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or Media and Society Studies.
  • Competent in providing creative design solutions, working directly with clients and delivering within budget and timescale.
  • Proven experience/ portfolio of using Adobe CS software, specifically Illustrator, In design, Photoshop and Fireworks.
  • Excellent proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.

PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
  2. We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace.
  3. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and change their own lives.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals

Location: Harare

Type of role: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 22 May 2024

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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