International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is Seeking an Intern- Audio Visual Communications: Apply Now!

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is Seeking an Intern- Audio Visual Communications:


 Vacancy Description

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 191-member National Societies (NSs). The overall aim of IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by NSs with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services. IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. IFRC also has country cluster delegations and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat. IFRC has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, abuse of authority, discrimination, and lack of integrity (including but not limited to financial misconduct). IFRC also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.

Intern, Audio Visual Communications

6 Months

Application Deadline

Job Purpose

Supporting the Regional Communications team in Nairobi, the ideal candidate will be responsible produce engaging, interactive, and innovative content for various projects, proposal and appeals for internal and external stakeholders and partners.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Brainstorming, researching, and creating story boards to communicate IFRC’s work, both written and multimedia.
  • Apply technical skills with video, audio, and photo editing software (i.e., Premiere and After Effects, Photoshop, Motion) to produce projects.
  • Follow templates for visual/video/audio deliverables.
  • Edit video and photo content.
  • Supporting team members for shoots both in office and on-location
  • Catalog and organize footage on the IFRC Shared server.
  • Sources video/audio assets needed for projects.
  • Contribute to the development of visual communications products such as PowerPoint presentations, reports and other visual media including infographics, social media assets, brochures etc.
  • Participate in team meetings, prepare minutes, and help to coordinate follow-up activities.

Duties applicable to all staff

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s Agenda for Renewal in implementing Strategy 2030.
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles.
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Enrolment in or Completion of a University Degree in journalism, communications, graphic design, broadcast journalism. Required.


  • Production of audio-visual projects for impact. Required.
  • Digital design and/or print experience. Required.
  • Experience of community engagement programming preferred. Preferred.
  • Broad understanding of Red Cross Red Crescent policies and activities. Preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Languages

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Required.
  • Proficiency in video, audio, and photo editing software (i.e. Premiere and After Effects, Photoshop, Motion). Required.
  • Self-supporting in computer skills. Required.
  • Fluently spoken and written English. Required.

Competencies, Values and Comments

  • Core Competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust.
  • Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.
  • Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.

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