Mercy Corps Intern for Infographics and Communications
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Infographics and Communications Intern
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly to: Communications Officer, CIPPWorks Directly with: Program officers, MEL Team, finance, and operations
Travel Required: Yes
Program / Department Summary
- This is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP). The CIPP program aims to strengthen conflict prevention, mediation, and early warning by facilitating community-led analysis and action to prevent, manage, and mitigate conflict and violent extremism. The program will work in twenty-four (24) high-risk local government areas in Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states.
General Position Summary
- The position is based in the Abuja office and will report to the communications officer. The Infographic and Program Intern will be responsible for developing quality and visually appealing communication materials through graphic design and photography. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The position is based in Abuja, and it requires up to (40 %) travel to Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Develop infographics using supplied data to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations.
- Deliver high-quality photographs and videos, charts, information graphics and branding to support project documents.
- Assisting in organizing internal and external meetings.
- Manage and properly store multimedia Assets for the program.
- Support the documentation of lessons learnt and success stories.
- Support the communications officer and media partner in social media content creation.
- Develop visual designs for visibility and IEC materials taking into consideration typography, iconography, layout, and brand identity.
- Conceptualize and execute creative graphic design and layout for research and M&E materials and other printed and communication materials.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in the policy and procedure manual.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in its country of operation
Knowledge and Experience
- A recent graduate of Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Layout, Document Development or Multimedia Production.
- Ability to interpret and synthesize information, and present it in a creative manner.
- Experience working with international development agencies is an asset
- Team player, with excellent organizational, training design and delivery, time management, and communication skills in English, both written and oral.
- Familiarity with design and editing software including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
- Excellent skills in data visualization and experience in infographic designing.
- Ability to design using various design software packages.
- Proficient photography and video editing skills preferred.
- The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the complex cultural, political, security and social environment of Nigeria.
- He/She will be an excellent infographics designer, communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations.
- He/She will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.
- Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
- Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/STA to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together.
- Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
- We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
- We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
- Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis.
- We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
- We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all.
- We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
- Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
- We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC.
- We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members.
- As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
- Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 15th February, 2022.