Search for Common Ground (SFCG) – Media Intern (Mombasa).

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Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, our mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. We seek to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 750 staff worldwide, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff that loves their work. Within Sub-Saharan Africa, SFCG works in 18 countries: Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. SFCG began working in Kenya following the post-election violence of 2007-2008, with the production of the TV drama “The Team”. Our programming seeks to promote peace and end violence, using radio programs, outreach activities, and support to local organizations. Search Kenya programming is currently working in the Coastal region in Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, Garissa and Tana River Counties. Together with its implementing partners in Garissa and Tana River Counties, Search is implementing Jamii Bila Balaa project which seeks to strengthen family and community networks to prevent violent extremism.

Internship Assignments:
●                   Assist  in implementing Search For Common Ground  Media strategy.
●                   Prepare social media packs for flagship events, initiatives and campaigns.
●                   Generate and analyze reports on social media traffic.
●                   Attend field activities and compile visibility stories 
●                   Assist the media team in documenting communication and visibility aspects of the sub grantees.
●                   Any other assignment as may be delegated     


  • Approved work plan with indicative calendar 
  • Monthly Report
  • Project Activity trip reports

Internship Terms

  • For the purpose of the internship in Kenya, the intern will be supervised by the Country Media officer, who will be responsible for setting tasks and evaluating the intern’s work. 
  • The work objectives above will be undertaken by the intern on the basis of 5 working days per week, for 12 weeks with any days off agreed in advance with the supervisor.  
  • The internship will be based in Mombasa. 
  • The period of the internship will last from February  2020 through April 2020.
  •   The internship may be terminated by either side by informing the other in writing giving 1 months’ notice.
  •  The prospective intern is required to have a laptop for ease of operations. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication or public relations or any other related field.
  • At least two (0-2) years of NGO or CSO experience in project implementation or management in Kenya. Experience working in Coastal Kenya is an asset.
  • Strong and proven ability in report writing, in English.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
  • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili. 
  • Knowledge to understand local and global digital landscape trends.
  • Proficient in audio production.
  • Proficient in video production.
  • Proficient in Graphic design.
  • Ability to take professional photographs.
  • Previous experience in a similar role is highly desirable.

SFCG will supply the following

  • A modest transport stipend will be provided at the end of the month.


Application Deadline

Deadline for Application 12th February 2021

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.


All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.


Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.




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