Graduate Management and Communications Intern at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.Mercy Corps has worked in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communications Intern 


  • The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) project - an innovative intervention funded by the Coca-Cola Company and the UK Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) - aims to improve learning outcomes and economic status of marginalized adolescent girls aged 16-19 in the Northern Nigerian states of Kano Kaduna, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.
  • ENGINE is seeking to hire a Knowledge Management & Communications Intern (KMCI) domiciled in the FCT to assist with the development of various communication materials ahead of its end of project dissemination meeting slated for March 2017.


  • Support with documentary productions by reviewing for sequence, spell check and ensuring that productions adhere to post-production script.
  • Coordinate with media during high profile meetings.
  • Develop success stories
  • Collate content for the quarterly newsletter and develop a draft.
  • Assist with development of other relevant publications.
  • Provide support with photography.
  • Assist with the design and layout of Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials such as stickers, t-shirts, banners and face caps.
  • Assist with the design and layout of other Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as storyboards and ENGINE pathway reel.
  • Assist with organizing and creating a database of ENGINE audio-visual files and other communication documents.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the Inclusion & Engagement Advisor.
Organizational Learning:
  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
  • to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


  • B.Sc in a Communications related field, journalism or English Language.
  • At least one year experience working in communication-related programmes and producing communication materials - must have experience in creative writing and story telling.
  • Proficient in using editing software packages, such as Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, illustrator, In-Design) Publisher and Corel Draw.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and fast paced environment.
  • The KMCI will report to the Knowledge Management and Communications Officer (KMCO) under the supervision of the Inclusion & Engagement Advisor.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
  • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
  • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
6th January, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV's and Cover Letters in one document, addressing the position requirements to:


Drop off application in a sealed envelope with the position boldly written to:
Mercy Corps Nigeria,
Plot 119, NUJ Street,
New GRA Bama Road,
Borno State.

  • All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity organization and we strongly encourage women to apply for this position


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