CTG Global UAE -  Committed To Good

Communications Intern

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Last update: Apr 29, 2024 Last update: Apr 29, 2024


Deadline: May 8, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: South Africa
Job type:Internship / Volunteer
English English
Work experience:Min 1 year
Date posted: Apr 23, 2024
Expected starting date: Jun 1, 2024


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CTG overview:
CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position:
CTG (Committed to Good) delivers staffing solutions to humanitarian & development projects through our specialised recruitment, HR management & operational services. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve humanitarian & development clients in 25 fragile & conflict affected states with our staff assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid & development programs & more. 
HR specialists, CTG recruits, deploys & manages the duty of care of thousands of staff in the field. An ethical approach & a commitment to sustainability, is at the heart of the company’s existence. Our EPIC values ensure that we are all committed to the same goals, respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff & those our staff encounter,  gender equality, inclusion & diversity & providing fair & equal opportunities for all. CTG takes a zero tolerance approach to corruption & stays true to local labour laws & all local statutory requirements.
This Communications Intern will provide proactive support to the communications & marketing team who are based in Newlands, Cape Town & are responsible for all the marketing & communications efforts for CTG. The CommunicationI ntern will gain hand -on exposure to related activities such as content creation, research & project management among others. This will be gained through the delivery of various meaningful projects that deliver tangible impact in CTG’s countries of operation. This is a unique internship in that the Communications Intern will also have the opportunity to develop their understanding of how the private sector can support humanitarian & development impact. They will also have the opportunity to support the Social Impact Manager & work with her on some of her projects that are focused on increasing CTG’s impact on SDG 5 within our areas of operation.

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Working with the content team on crafting mailers, stories, blogs & any other communications sent out to our network around the impact of CTG’s work delivering HR to humanitarian & development organisations in conflict affected regions.
Brainstorming ideas for social media, projects & pieces of content.
Working on the rollout of communication campaigns & connecting with CTG teams around the world gathering information for these campaigns.
Working closely with creative team on rollout of projects such as the sustainability report.
Reaching out to our team around the world to gather information for use in communications.
Researching current affairs & important themes within the humanitarian & development sector.
Opportunity to also spend time with our Shared Value Manager to learn about the role of sustainability within the company’s positioning & work & support her with the rollout of her projects.
Opportunity to work on content for the other Chelsea Group companies, including sectors such as clean water technology, private security & camp management.

Project reporting:
This role reports to the Senior Head of Content & Communications Director but will be actively in communication with relevant stakeholders including the wider communications team & CTG’s Shared Value Manager.

Key competencies:
Bachelors or masters in arts, international relations, international development, communications or journalism or a related field.
Fluency in English is essential.
Additional languages will be considered a bonus. 
Demonstrate a keen interest in communications within humanitarian settings.
Have strong written & verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail.
Be a creative thinker & confident in sharing ideas.
Have a positive attitude, be eager to learn & willing to take initiative.
Be comfortable multi tasking & prioritising.
Be able to collaborate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Proficient with Microsoft Office & ability to quickly master other digital tools.

Team management:
This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:
Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide written samples of their work for further consideration.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.