Communications and Entrepreneurship Intern

  • Internship
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

Website Tingathe

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

Position: Communications and Entrepreneurship Intern
Positions Available: 1
Duration: 4 months; from the 1st of April 2019 to the 1st of August 2019 Working schedule: Full time; 5 days per week

Background

Tingathe seeks to catalyse socio economic growth in partnership with young people who have dropped out of school and are unemployed, a population often overlooked by youth development projects particularly in peri-urban zones. These young people have great need for the skills Tingathe offers, yet we are one of the only service providers in the area. In contrast to larger projects run by other NGOs, Tingathe has been implementing its programmes in Mtandire for the initial phase and will this year commence implementing an expansion plan that will extend the impact area across Lilongwe and into other districts of the country. Tingathe is a product of the response to a need for entrepreneurship and life skills training and access to skills that boost employability expressed by the vulnerable young people themselves. Our focus on the creation of networks and value chains also serves to connect Tingathe youth to numerous opportunities, access to business networks and markets as well as access to micro loans and seed grants.
Tingathe youth are required to complete 20 “core modules” that include professionalism, business planning, financial literacy, and marketing (other more interest-specific modules are provided after the core modules are completed to each of the five core groups.
Tingathe is an entrepreneurship and life skills training focused organisation that prepares young people to take on various forms of employment or to create entrepreneurship opportunities for themselves and others that capitalize on their skills and interests. In our technical training, we have worked to build relationships with private sector employers and are able to offer participants a variety of different opportunities for internships and apprenticeship as well as post programme employment. Our rehabilitation programme is designed to prepare youths that are facing challenges surrounding drug and alcohol addiction, depression and other challenges that affect their mental and physical health. This programme is designed to help particularly challenged youth to reach a state where they can then benefit from specific training programmes.

Context

Tingathe is looking for a dedicated and energetic professional to join its team as Communications and Entrepreneurship Interns. The intern will work with Tingathe and report to the Fundraising, Visibility and Communications Manager while also working closely together with other staff members.

Job purpose

To contribute to the overall purpose of Tingathe by:

1. Supporting Tingathe’s alumni entrepreneurship program
2. Collaborating closely with line manager and programmes intern
3. Maintaining contacts and tracking development of other Tingathe alumni from previous cohorts
4. Supporting the Communications, Fundraising, and Visibility Manager in the planning and execution of activities
5. Writing reports for external and internal use
6. Contributing to the continuation and growth of community programmes
7. Liaising with partners and representing Tingathe at events and functions
8. Conducting other duties as assigned by management

Deliverables

a. Submit workplan for 4-month period at the beginning of the internship
b. Submit a detailed report upon the conclusion of the internship
c. Submit monthly and weekly work plans to line Manager
d. Submit detailed monthly reports including analyses of tasks undertaken including possible recommendations for the future
e. Work with programmes intern in advising and monitoring alumni business start-ups and writing monthly reports on progress and loan repayment
f. Creatively contribute ideas and energy over fundraising initiatives
g. Staff events and liaise with partners
h. Write reports of events for publication on website and in newspapers
i. Assist in data collection and research
j. Collect knowledge on current and emerging trends in the community by gathering relevant information.
k. Perform other duties assigned by management

Location

The Communications and Entrepreneurship intern must be a resident in Lilongwe and be able to commute to our Tingathe Dreams Warehouse (opposite gateway mall), our Community Centre (Mtandire), and in and around Mtandire.

Time commitment

The Communications and Entrepreneurship Intern is required to work full-time with Tingathe. Working hours are from 8:30am to 12:00 pm and 1:30pm to 4:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 8:30am to 12:00pm on Fridays. The intern must also be able to attend to duties outside the working hours occasionally.

Supervisor and frequency of performance reviews:

The Communications and Entrepreneurship Intern will be supervised by the Fundraising, Communications, and Visibility Manager. At the end of the four-month period an evaluation shall be completed. Regular meetings to evaluate progress will be held for the duration of the contract.

Qualifications/Requirements Personal

• University degree OR currently pursuing studies in a relevant field (humanities and social sciences, business and management)
• Proven ability to organize, plan, and communicate effectively
• Enthusiastic, dedicated, with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a “can-do” attitude
• Own a computer

Skills

• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Good computer and social networking skills
• Ability to work independently and show initiative and innovation
• Detail-oriented
• Creative and able to think “outside-of-the-box”
• Good team working skills
• Ability to advocate and promote the vision and mission of Tingathe

Application Process

To apply for the position, please send you CV and an application letter to recruitment@tingathemw.org with the subject line ‘COMMUNICATIONS INTERN’. The deadline is 5PM on Monday, 18th March, 2019. The best candidates will be selected for interview, and unsuccessful candidates will be duly notified.