Communications Intern at ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Communications Intern
Location: Abuja
Reporting to: Communications Coordinator
Line Management: None


  • The Intern position is an opportunity offered by ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) for young graduates to earn a post NYSC experience. It is therefore both a learning and value-adding relationship between interns and AAN.
  • The intern is expected to take advantage of the space offered for experience gathering, self-development, while providing quality service to ActionAid Nigeria.

Job Purpose

  • The Communications Intern will be responsible for assigned communications roles including supporting the execution of the organisation’s communications strategy, social media strategy, managing organisation’s prioritised social media channels – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn.
  • S/he will liaise with the Communications Coordinator in providing support for the different thematic functions at AAN on publications, social media, publicity & press relations to drive the advocacy arm of AAN.

Person Specifications
Support Campaigns and Communications activities:

  • Provide support and participate in campaign activities directly handled in the unit
  • Provide support and participate in all inter-thematic policy advocacy and campaign initiatives
  • Provide support and participate in monitoring, documentation, dissemination and encouragement of critical debate, and mainstreaming of public policy advocacy.
  • Support case study collections related to policy and campaigns works

Social Media Community Management:

  • Work on the organisation’s social media platforms
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator on all AAN online activities
  • Work on seamless linkages of the organisation’s social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube LinkedIn and other social media platforms), ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements
  • Make use of relevant tools like TweetDeck to plan for weekends and holidays; LinkedIn polls and surveys to build our social mediafootprint and reputation; and other tools like SlideShare, YouTube, Paper.Li, Scribd, Reddit, Digg and StumbleUpon.
  • Work with relevant teams and projects’ leadsto implement other channelspecific campaigns (e.g. uploading photos to Flickr, videos to YouTube, etc)
  • Monitoring and replying to communications on the platforms under the guidance of Communications Coordinator.
  • Posting information, uploading photos and videos on the platforms dailyor as is directed by Communications Coordinator.
  • Perform any other assigned responsibilities as it relates to the Communications hub and implementation of AAN CommunicationsStrategy

Key Relationships:

  • Internal Relationships: Entire AAN staff
  • External Relationships: Media, Communications Consultants / service providers, CSOs, relevant Government agencies and partners

Person Specifications
Education / Qualifications:

  • First degree in Mass Communication or any relevant field is essential
  • Membership of relevant professional Institute


  • Relevant NYSC experience and knowledge of the social media platforms and analytics is essential
  • Knowledge of content production; video, graphics design and photography experience is essential
  • Experience working in Digital and Mainstream Media sector is desirable

Skill / Abilities:

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Good computer skills especially in the use of publishing tools
  • Multitasking skills
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills
  • Content production / Photography skills

Personal Qualities:

  • A personof integrity
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
  • Effectively promote the AAN’s mission, values and objectives
  • Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Fill Application Form (Ms Word)

Application form should be sent an an MS Word attachment to: [email protected] using the job title and the location (e.g. Communications Intern – Abuja”) as the subject of the mail.

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  • Only electronicallysubmittedforms will be considered.
  • Submitted CVs will be disregarded
  • ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse in line with our Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse at Work Policy and Overarching SHEA and Safeguarding Policy; as well as our zero-tolerance approach to Safeguarding concerns.
  • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment.
  • Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged
  • Interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates


Application Deadline  2nd June, 2021.

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