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  • Posted on: 15 May, 2018 Deadline: 25 May, 2018
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    Moving The Goalposts is a unique, community-based organization that, since 2002, uses football to empower over nine thousand girls in the rural and urban areas of Coast region. Through playing football, MTG girls discover their confidence and value themselves as strong, capable young women. MTG leagues are youth-led and managed and include girl advocates that promote health sexual choices, financial independence and female leadership. More than nine thousand girls aged 9-25 years participate in MTG’s tournaments and ongoing leagues. Girls are encouraged to take up more leadership roles in their Community. In order for MTG to achieve its objectives, the organisation therefore wishes to fill the position here below:

    Livelihood Intern


    Job Description

    Reporting to: The Education Health & Livelihoods Team Leader

    Job Purpose: The role of the Livelihood intern will be to implement activities in the department which are geared toward the financial independence of MTG girls and young women


    • Ensures the formation of field savings group /training the groups on the MTG field saving and loan model, financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills training.
    • Build strategic partnership with micro-credit institutions and business-related partners to benefit MTG saving groups and individual out of school girls.
    • Follow up and support supervision of individual and group business projects and savings groups.
    • Perform regular financial and administrative duties necessary for successful and timely project implementation.
    • Organize and oversees training of out of school girls in the business incubation center.
    • Prepare timely weekly reports, as well as project briefs, case stories, lessons learnt and other documentation, for the program as required and to enhance program strategy
    • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Education Health and Livelihood Team Leader, which might reasonably be deemed within the status of the job description.

    Qualifications, competencies and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in a business-related field or any other relevant field.
    • At least 6 months relevant work experience (working with communities in the areas of entrepreneurship)
    • Experience and knowledge on table-banking/savings desirable
    • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and training.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations


    The job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

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    Marketing and Communication Intern


    Job Description

    Reporting to:  Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

     Job Purpose

    Communication Intern will be responsible for communication and publicity of Moving The Goalposts. She will be working closely with Program Data and Monitoring Officer and report to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for MTG social media platforms, work closely with the Data monitoring officer to develop MTG’s social media activity plan
    • Update and maintain Moving The Goalposts social media presence, including scheduling Facebook updates
    • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories
    • Work closely with team leaders to design flyers, graphics, e-invites and other marketing material for major events hosted by Moving The Goalposts
    • Update Moving The Goalposts website when needed
    • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications
    • Collecting and writing stories for MTG beneficiaries for publication of quarterly Tunaweza Newsletters
    • Collect and compile stories for quarterly electronic Newsletter
    • Interview MTG girls for Most Significant Change Project during residential camps
    • Production of Digital Stories for MTG beneficiaries
    • Writing and disseminating press releases to media houses as per MTG calendar of events
    • Accompany girls for media interviews
    • Update MTG media and stakeholders contacts
    • Responsible for MTG photography and custodian of MTG photo bank
    • Any other duty assigned


    • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
    • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
    • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
    • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe
    • InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
    • An effective communicator, both written and oral
    • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
    • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
    • Enthusiasm for the mission of gender and women rights.

    Required Knowledge Skills and Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in communication field or any other relevant field.
    • At least 6 months relevant work experience
    • Experience and knowledge on table-banking/savings desirable
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situation

    Method of Application

    Application letter accompanied by a detailed CV to rmuthoga@mtgk.org on or before 25th May 2018 addressed to the Finance & Admin. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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