The USAID Zambia Enterprise Development and Growth Enhanced (EDGE) Activity is facilitating investment in high-potential agricultural Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets to a) generate both a financial return and positive impact for smallholder farmers and rural communities and b) increase the competitiveness of SMEs and their products.
To stimulate job creation, EDGE also exposes students and recent graduates to a corporate and/or agribusiness environment, for them to gain experience and increase their chances of employability after exiting the program. To this end, USAID EDGE is seeking an intern to assist with social media activities for a maximum period of 6 months.
- Roles and Responsibilities
As a Social Media Intern with USAID EDGE, you will play a crucial role in shaping our online presence and communicating our mission to a global audience. Working under the guidance of the Communications Specialist, your responsibilities will include:
- Content Creation and Management: Develop and implement social media strategies to promote USAID EDGE and its projects. Create compelling content for various platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
- Analytics and Strategy Development: Monitor and analyze social media metrics to evaluate campaign success and recommend improvements. Stay informed about the latest social media trends and best practices to enhance our strategy.
- Collaboration and Engagement: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather information for content creation. Respond to comments and messages on social media platforms in a timely and professional manner.
- PPrimary Requirements
- Passion for social media and its potential for positive change.
- Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, digital media, or a related field.
- Strong understanding of social media platforms and their audiences.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
- Experience with social media management tools and analytics (preferred).
- Knowledge of USAID, other donors, business development and international development (a plus).
- Open to Zambian nationals only
The ideal candidate we are looking for must demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:
- Content creation and strategy development
- Communication and engagement on social media platforms
- Collaboration with cross-functional teams
- Analytics and metrics tracking
- Strong organizational and time-management
- Adaptability and Customer Service
- Attention to Detail
Joining USAID EDGE as a Social Media Intern comes with several benefits:
- Hands-on experience in social media strategy, content creation, and analytics.
- Exposure to international development and the impact of social media in promoting positive change.
- Collaboration with a talented and diverse team of professionals.
- Flexible working hours with the option to work remotely.
- Potential for a Letter of Recommendation and future career opportunities.
- Expected Support from EDGE
Internship Stipend: EDGE will pay the intern a monthly honorarium fee.
Are you ready to leverage your social media skills for a greater purpose? Apply now and be part of the team making a difference with USAID EDGE.