The Communications and Translation Intern will primarily support our Communications and Programs teams with Kinyarwanda-English translation, both oral and written. He/she will also assist with sharing stories from our partner families and communities; ensure our work is captured in an honest, transparent, thoughtful, and kind way; represent our work and the realities of our families through blog posts and videos; identify strategies for strengthening our in-country communications efforts; and assist our Monitoring and Evaluation team as needed. This is a great opportunity to work closely with an innovative and fast-paced nonprofit and to gain valuable experience working with an international organization.
Who We Are
At Gardens for Health, we believe that for the majority of smallholder farmers around the world the key to lasting food and nutrient security lies in their own backyards. In Rwanda, we put that belief into action. Our core Health Center Program integrates agricultural support and comprehensive health education to address chronic malnutrition; one of the most pervasive and urgent public health challenges in Rwanda. We currently partner with 20 health centers in three districts, and this year will work directly with more than 2,500 families – providing them with the seeds, knowledge, and support to prevent and overcome malnutrition in the home. At the same time, we are working closely with the Government of Rwanda and other nutrition stakeholders to inform the design and delivery of malnutrition programs throughout the country and the region.
We are an impact-driven organization, with a bold vision and deep commitment to ensuring that every program we design responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve. Our team is flexible, innovative, and passionate about sparking lasting change. We are not your typical nonprofit: our headquarters are located on a 5 acre farm, and every day our staff come together with our neighbors to share a meal we’ve grown ourselves. We are looking for team members who share our passion for taking proven, community-based programs to scale and whose work ethic will reflect a dedication to the kind of high-quality program delivery and coalition building that results in long-term success.
- Assist with field visits (about 1, or more, time per week depending on the week) to collect stories from home visits or to attend trainings and assist with translation
- Field visits would primarily be to Musanze or Gasabo districts (but could also be at one of our partner sites)
- Contribute to strategy for blog post and video topics
- Act as a cultural liaison during field and home visits
- Translate program and communications documents from Kinyarwanda to English and from English to Kinyarwanda
- Provide additional translation support for staff and visitors during field visits
- Manage our Kinyarwanda Facebook Page and contribute to overall page strategy
- Work with our Monitoring and Evaluation team on translation and data entry as needed
- Assist with other tasks as they come up
Broader role at GHI
- Serve as a link between the organization and the community, as well as the organization and its stakeholders, to ensure that GHI understands the realities of and is communicating effectively about individual families
Are You the Right Fit?
- Vision: You share our belief that growing healthy food can and should be a part of healthcare;
- Strong Organizational Skills: You have a strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects based on need and deadlines;
- Excellent Communication Skills: You are strong writer and public speaker. You are also talented at communicating within teams and in cross-cultural settings;
- Social and Emotional Intelligence: You have a demonstrated ability to work with others across cultures and backgrounds with respect. You are mature and reliable;
- Alignment with our Core Values: Your work style is grounded in a sense of collaboration and mutual respect, and you operate from a place of compassion and empathy for your colleagues and with the families we serve;
- Flexibility: You flexible and can think positively in even the most challenging situations;
- Language: Strong knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda required
Location: Our office is located Ndera, Rwanda, about 30 minutes outside of Kigali. However, you will also be asked to travel regularly to our program sites outside of Kigali.
What we will provide: This is an unpaid internship opportunity but will include transportation to and from work from Remera, daily lunch, and all costs associated with field visits
How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for this internship, apply [here]. The deadline for applying is Monday 03rd, September 2018 at 5:00 PM.