• Job Opportunities at Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA) - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2017 Deadline: 6 December, 2017
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  • Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA) was formed in 2001 as a community based organization and was later registered as a local non-governmental organization in Kenya in the year 2005. The organization, then, was the brainchild of local professionals and local leaders from the communities of Northern Kenya in the counties of Mandera and Wajir. RACIDA is founded on the need to address poverty and public distress in Kenya, with specific reference to pastoralist communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in the Horn of Africa. These are attained through the development and implementation of community based programs for self-reliance and sustainable development. RACIDA has now gone regional working in Northern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia and Gedo Region of Somalia.

    Communications Internships

     

    Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA), is seeking a Communications intern to help develop and execute a social media strategy and produce creative assets to tell the inspiring stories of pastoralist communities in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

    Duration: 3 Months

    We are seeking a qualified individual with an interest in community development and communications who can support the mission of RACIDA.

    The internship will provide the opportunity to develop and execute media strategies, social media projects, and produce creative assets (such as an animated video) that will raise awareness for and engage people in RACIDA’s efforts in building resilient pastoralist communities.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in the development and manage the execution of a social media strategy for RACIDA;
    • Generate content for RACIDA’s various social media pages and website;
    • Track social media performance across multiple platforms and provide recommendations on how to increase social media engagement;
    • Build relationships and foster communication online by engaging with supporters and partners via social media;
    • Conceptualize, edit, animate and/or design creative projects for RACIDA, including but not limited to: an “About RACIDA” video.

    Qualifications

    • Applicants must be currently enrolled in Bachelors or Masters program, or are a recent graduate;
    • Background in marketing, communication, graphic design, animation, film and video editing or other related discipline;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all social media platforms
    • Excellent video animation and video editing skills, and access to video creation software;
    • Extensive knowledge and experience working with other common editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Proven ability to be creative and detail-oriented;
    • Excellent writing and editing skills;
    • Self-motivated and energetic;
    • Extremely organized.

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    Resource Mobilization Internships

     

    Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA), is seeking a Resource Mobilization intern to provide support to the team’s overall resource mobilization efforts.
    RACIDA is a non-governmental organization founded on the need to address poverty and public distress in Kenya, with specific reference to pastoralist communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in the Horn of Africa. These are attained through the development and implementation of community based programs for self-reliance and sustainable development. RACIDA has now gone regional working in Northern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia and Gedo Region of Somalia.

    Duration: 3 Months

    Responsibilities

    • Resource mapping (50%) The intern will support the team in preparing a resource mobilization plan for RACIDA programming, capturing initiatives and actors operating across the globe with a set of recommendations for mobilizing resources;
    • Supports the team to analyze and develop visual representation of RACIDA’s program impacts in preparation for meeting partners;
    • Research donor policies and priorities of countries and their international commitments to RACIDA’s areas of programming;
    • Review and update data on earmarked contributions by key donors to RACIDA programming, to ensure consistency and accuracy of records;
    • Assist logistical and operational support and provide other assistance as identified during the internship period.

    Qualifications

    • Applicants should be currently enrolled in Bachelors, or Masters program, or are a recent graduate;
    • Background in international relations, development studies, business/management, or other related discipline;
    • Excellent research and analytical skills (including the ability to succinctly summarize research findings in written briefs);
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook);
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Proven ability to be creative and detail-oriented;
    • Excellent writing and editing skills;
    • Self-motivated and energetic;
    • Extremely organized.

    Method of Application

    Apply via email: admin@racida.org with your resume and cover letter. Dateline: December 6th, 2017

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