Digital Earth Africa Communications Internship: aims to improve the lives of people across the African continent by translating Earth observations into insights that will support sustainable development.
Their platform and services enable African governments, industry, and decision-makers to track changes across the continent in unprecedented detail. This provides valuable insights for better decision-making across many areas, including flooding, drought, soil, and coastal erosion, agriculture, forest cover, land use and land cover change, water availability and quality, and changes to human settlements.
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They are built on partnerships with African governance and in-country expertise to create sustained capability development in Africa. Digital Earth Africa is working with the African and international community to ensure that Earth observation data is analysis ready, rapidly available, and readily accessible to meet the needs of our users. More information about the organization can be found at https://www.digitalearthafrica.org
Digital Earth Africa has partnered with the South African National Space Agency to establish a Program Management Office situated in South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria.
The following opportunity exists within the Program Management Office to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, and qualifications
Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the Communications Lead in maintaining the integrity of the DE Africa brand in all communications, including the visual identity and adherence to the program’s vision and mission. He/she will assist in executing the communications and public relations plan that will proactively support effective organizational communication.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Diploma in public relations, journalism, or communications (minimum) ; Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
- Proficiency in English – French as a second language would be advantageous
- Ability to write/edit in a variety of writing styles, ability to draft materials on a wide range of topics.
- Experience with organisational social media management
- Interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Key areas of responsibility will include but are not limited to:
- Assist in developing and implementing the DE Africa Communications Strategy and Plan.
- Internal and External Communications.
- Reputation and Media Management.
- Events Management
Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification, and citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.
DE Africa reserves the right to not make an appointment.
DE Africa subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.
Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.