Communications Intern at Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR)


Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan Not for Profit Organization, established in March 2010 by the Governments of Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK) and is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), MasterCard Foundation, USAID and Sweden. Guided by the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, AFR’s strategic focus is to stimulate financial sector development and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population.

Recruitment of a Communications Intern

Access to Finance Rwanda is seeking to offer an opportunity for Internship in the Communications department. The Intern bears the responsibility of providing technical and logistical support in facilitating communication activities commissioned by AFR. He/She will provide support to the Communications and Program teams to ensure communication skills are embedded within AFR.

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) was established in 2010 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (CLG) in Rwanda with the objective of increasing access to financial services for the rural and urban poor and for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Rwanda. Existing funders of AFR include DFID, The MasterCard Foundation, Sweden and USAID.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Communications Manager, the Intern will perform the following duties:

Contribute towards the development of ongoing projects, plans, and processes by liaising with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration to gather information, write human interest stories, articles, blogs, etc to be published on AFR’s external communications platform.
Collaborate with Communications Manager and Heads of Departments to create and deliver compelling content on social media, namely Twitter and LinkedIn. The intern will ensure the development of relevant and coherent principles of communications that underpin the AFR’s brand positioning on social media.
Under guidance, prepare communication content for use on traditional and social media platforms and networks, ensuring consistency with corporate messages
Support the identification, development, and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved communications and development programs.
Support preparations for external field missions and join (as applicable) to gather communication
Perform any other duties as required for visibility purposes
Attend and draft meeting minutes for pertinent meetings such as with the AFR partner, event preparation meeting, etc, FSD Communication Working Group.
Perform any other duties as required
Qualifications and experience

Currently enrolled in a master’s degree OR a recent graduate of a master’s degree.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Social Sciences, Economics, Development or a related subject.
Excellent English verbal and writing skills
Proficiency in standard software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as high-level knowledge of best practices in social media.
Any experience in journalism and writing, with proven capability and experience in the management of communication for development and social media networking, will be of added advantage.
Strong interest in communications, photography, and developing targeted social media content
Culturally sensitive and enjoys working in a new context with people of different cultures
Willingness to travel regularly to field locations throughout the country
Proficient in speaking and writing in both Kinyarwanda and English
Essential personal attributes

Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritizing as is necessary for timely and effective delivery of assignments.
Attentive to detail
Curious with high learning agility
Good writing and presentation skills
How to apply

All qualified applicants should submit their applications through Job in Rwanda application portal only using the following link "Apply for this job" button below by the 7th February 2020.
The application should contain a CV with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, present position and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.
All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For any questions regarding the application process please contact Job in Rwanda.

Related posts...

Leave a Comment

Who are you?
Your post
  • *Click Enter button for pragrapsh. A comment should have at least 10 characters

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to get updates in your email