Intern – Program and Communications Support

Photo: Marcus Lundstedt
Photo: Marcus Lundstedt

Organisational Context

We Effect was founded in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies that have the capacity to articulate the rights and needs of their members in respect of work, influence, services, incomes, and livelihoods.

We Effect works in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa through our regional offices in partnership with local CSO, farmer organisations, cooperative federations, and other democratic organisations.

We Effect applies a human rights-based approach in its international development cooperation programmes, assisting people living in poverty to secure their rights and entitlement to adequate living conditions and broad empowerment.


The intern will provide project, program, and communications support in implementing strategic communication activities, raising awareness about We Effect’s work, and promoting our initiatives through various communication channels in the following areas:

Program support

  • Develop a database of the Savings Groups within the region for all partners.
  • Assess the prevalent technological literacy levels among the savings groups’ membership.
  • Assess the existing technological capabilities and limitations (internet connectivity and devices) within VSLA groups.
  • Participate in VSLA trainings to understand the saving group methodology.
  • Support in reviewing CROPS status and identifying gaps.

Partner support

  • Support in digitization of Savings Groups in Remusi and BAMSCOs.
  • Train and support partners with groups data input.
  • Track the number of groups that are already inputting data.

Documentation support

  • Document the process of savings groups digitization.
  • Support in documenting the impact of VSLAs on the livelihoods of members.
  • Documenting the impact of value chains supported by We Effect on the livelihoods of their members.

Communications Support

  • Assist in developing and implementing communication plans and strategies.
  • Support the creation of content for social media platforms, websites, newsletters, and other communication materials.
  • Conduct research on relevant topics and gather information for communications purposes.
  • Assist in organizing events, workshops, and other promotional activities.
  • Collaborate with the team to generate innovative ideas for engaging and impactful communication campaigns.
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of communication channels and provide insights for improvement.
  • Assist in maintaining media relations, including drafting press releases and media monitoring.
  • Support internal communication efforts by contributing to staff newsletters and updates.
  • Provide general administrative support to the communications team as needed.

Other support

  • Execute any other tasks assigned by the Program Director or the delegated officer.

Working arrangements

  • 40-hour week with a hybrid working arrangement.
  • Intern will report to the Program Director or delegated Officer.
  • Intern to arrange for own medical insurance and be eligible to work in the country of assignment.
  • There is no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
  • The Terms of Reference may be subject to change based on organizational requirements and priorities.


  • Intern to gain practical experience in a global non-governmental organisation to complement their studies and career aspirations.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and passionate team and partners committed to making a difference.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.
  • Monthly stipend to cover commuting cost.


Interested applicants with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply.


  • Degree in any of the following disciplines: Agriculture-related fields, Development Studies, Environmental Science, Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Communications, Journalism, or related fields.
  • Professional certification or additional training in project / program management, monitoring and evaluation, proposal writing, graphic design, video editing, would be an added benefit.

Work experience

  • At least two years of proven experience in programming / project management/ with farmer-based organizations and possess knowledge of sustainable agriculture.

Communications skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficiency in using social media platforms and content management systems.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design software and/or video editing tools is an advantage.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team.
  • Interest in and knowledge of global development issues is desirable.

IT Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office software packages.
  • Data entry and report-writing experience an asset.

Language Skills

  1. Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Application process

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and contact details of three professional referees, should be addressed to the Human Resources Office, We Effect Regional Office of Eastern Africa.

Applications to be sent through email to with a copy to no later than 9th June, 2024. Include the words “Program and Communications Intern” in the subject line of the email message.

Note: Samples of previous written or creative work can also be attached to the application (if available).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Commitment to Diversity

We Effect is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, disability, or any other protected status.

NB: We strongly encourage qualified female candidates to apply.