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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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    OUR MISSION End violent conflict. It’s our purpose - our call to action. Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We do this through a type of peacebuilding called conflict transformation. Meaning: we look to change the everyday interactions between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together to bui...
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    Media Intern

    Together with its implementing partners in Garissa and Tana River Counties, Search is implementing Jamii Bila Balaa project which seeks to strengthen family and community networks to prevent violent extremism.

    Internship Assignments:

    • Assist  in implementing Search For Common Ground  Media strategy.
    • Prepare social media packs for flagship events, initiatives and campaigns.
    • Generate and analyze reports on social media traffic.
    • Attend field activities and compile visibility stories 
    • Assist the media team in documenting communication and visibility aspects of the sub grantees.
    • Any other assignment as may be delegated     


    • Approved work plan with indicative calendar 
    • Monthly Report
    • Project Activity trip reports

    Internship Terms

    • For the purpose of the internship in Kenya, the intern will be supervised by the Country Media officer, who will be responsible for setting tasks and evaluating the intern’s work. 
    • The work objectives above will be undertaken by the intern on the basis of 5 working days per week, for 12 weeks with any days off agreed in advance with the supervisor.  
    • The internship will be based in Mombasa. 
    • The period of the internship will last from February  2020 through April 2020.
    •   The internship may be terminated by either side by informing the other in writing giving 1 months’ notice.
    •  The prospective intern is required to have a laptop for ease of operations. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication or public relations or any other related field.
    • At least two (0-2) years of NGO or CSO experience in project implementation or management in Kenya. Experience working in Coastal Kenya is an asset.
    • Strong and proven ability in report writing, in English.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
    • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
    • Written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili. 
    • Knowledge to understand local and global digital landscape trends.
    • Proficient in audio production.
    • Proficient in video production.
    • Proficient in Graphic design.
    • Ability to take professional photographs.
    • Previous experience in a similar role is highly desirable.

    SFCG will supply the following

    A modest transport stipend will be provided at the end of the month.

    Application Deadline

    Deadline for Application 12th February 2021

    As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

    Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) on to apply

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