Organization: Her Initiative

Role: Communications Intern

Report to: Head of communications

Location: Dar Es Salaam

Duration: 6 months

Terms of Reference (TOR) for Communication Intern at Her Initiative


Her Initiative is an organization that reframes the value of girls and shapes new norms that break the cycle of poverty and create financial resilience among adolescent girls and young women and girls in Tanzania to achieve gender equality and inclusive economic growth. Her Initiative creates a ‘new normal’ for girls; a world in which girls are not held back from reaching their full potential, either by themselves, their families, their communities, or by their financial status. Her Initiative stands for a girl who has empowered herself enough to address her social-economic problems.

Her Initiative aims to reach out to adolescent girls and young women and girls aged between 15 to 35 years. Her Initiative’s team is a resilient group of social change-makers who personally identify with the experiences of the young women and girls we reach and who are tenacious enough to tackle Tanzania’s challenging economy head-on through bold, young women and girls-led initiative. It is young women and girls’ ideas that are at the center of the solutions we provide, ensuring that we don’t waste resources on ideas that don’t reflect the needs.

The organization works with and for girls and young women in the areas of Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Our work is focused towards enabling young women to achieve their financial freedom through entrepreneurship for income generation. Our programs aim at reflecting the needs of young women by ensuring their engagement in everything we do. Our work includes significant engagement of stakeholders including governmental institution, private sector, NGOs, as well as other national and international agencies as part of change readiness, systematic communications and engagement.


2.0 Job Description

HER INITIATIVE is seeking a qualified vibrant, competent, dynamic, and experience communications intern aged 18 to 35 to join our team. He/ She will support the communications officer in implementing Her Initiative’s communications strategy to foster visibility, market successful projects, document successes and best practices, improve internal communication and strengthen media relations to keep the public and stakeholders informed about our role and activities.


3.0 Job Summary

Under the guidance of the communications officer, the communications intern will support the communications department in executing all duties pertaining strategic communications, public relations, events management, documentation and project management. The communications intern will support our internal and external communications strategy, particularly in social media management and content creation, management of public and media relations, coordination and promotion of events, implementation and documentation of projects.


4.0 Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of a communications strategy for the organization
  • Develop, write and edit marketing and communication materials, including press releases, blog posts, success stories, articles and key messages.
  • Assist in developing, editing, scheduling and dissemination of content across all social media accounts of Her Initiative
  • Develop detailed media and social media plans for every program
  • Assist in managing the organization’s social media accounts
  • Assist in tracking analytics and creating reports detailing successes and failures of communication campaigns
  • Assist in the development of escalation protocols for managing communication crises, if they arise
  • Maintain relationships and regular contact with program beneficiaries
  • Manage relationships and contacts with NGOs department at the districts and ministry level
  • Assist in organizing and managing events related to projects in the organization and collaborations with stakeholders.
  • Assist in developing branding material for the organization including graphics, posters, reports etc
  • Participate in the coordination and implementation of projects and any other task assigned by the management.


5.0 Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills; commitment to team work and to working with diverse stakeholders at all levels
  • Avid social media user and content creator
  • Knowledge of graphic designing software packages such as Canva, Adobe package etc;
  • Knowledge of Ms Office Suite
  • Good judgment in balancing the need to follow orders and take initiatives.
  • Well-organized, tidy and trustworthy person, methodical in his/her approach to the office environment
  • Time management skills.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision;



6.0 Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, mass communication, journalism or any related field




  • At least 1 year of experience of working in any communication field.
  • Experience in working with and for women, youth and children
  • Experience in project implementation is an added advantage
  • Experience with standard software packages, particularly, Ms. Office Suite and Adobe package
  • Experience with web-based applications


Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.


7.0. RATES

  • Reasonable rates will be provided




Interested Person will be required to submit the following details to the address below:

  1. Application letter
  2. Updated Curriculum vitae that spells out qualification and experience




PO Box 41815

Dar es Salaam.


The application can be sent via email copied to or presented physically to Her Initiative offices at 10 Asmara Street, Mikocheni B. Not later than 10th February 2023.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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