Development Bank of Southern Africa – Youth Internship Programme

Youth Internship Programme (African World Heritage Fund)


Youth Internship Programme (African World Heritage Fund) (DBS201110-1) - AWHF
Closing Date2020/12/03
Reference NumberDBS201110-1
Job TitleYouth Internship Programme (African World Heritage Fund)
Job Type ClassificationInternship
Location – Town / CityMidrand
Location – ProvinceGauteng
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Job Profile (Downloadable)Youth Internship Programme_ToRs_12August2020 Fin.pdf (141,47 kb) – 2020/11/10 2:04:59 PM
Job DescriptionThis is a 6 months Internship opportunity. The intern will work closely with the staff of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), particularly the Programme Department encompassing the implementation of activities aligned with the AWHF work plan. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19, the intern will be working from home (online) until the time when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and the intern is allocated a workstation at AWHF offices in Midrand.
Key ResponsibilitiesSupport Programme officers to assist implementing and monitoring programmes and activities of the African World Heritage Fund. Develop and update the database of African professionals in the field of cultural and natural heritage. Assist with promoting and increasing the visibility of AWHF through social media, the website and other communications mechanisms. Assist with the writing of reports and activity miscellaneous. Compile lists of African professionals for the AWHF database in field of cultural and natural heritage. Organize online workshop on the Development of AWHF Database of African professionals in the field of cultural and natural heritage. Assist with implementation of a communication strategy for AWHF activities and project on the website and social media platforms. Prepare and submit monthly report
Expertise & Technical CompetenciesGraduate or Postgraduate university degree in the field of Communication, Media, Information Technology, Website Design, Marketing, Heritage, Tourism and other relevant areas. Ability to communicate fluently in both English and French would be an advantage. Acquainted with online digital platforms such as social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others). Highly meticulous and above average skills in Microsoft Excel.
Required Personal AttributesAble to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic period.


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