Communication Advisor (Katswe Sistahood) – ICAD Summer Internship Program

General Context
The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is looking for three interns (social worker, fundraiser and communications advisor) to support our project work in Zimbabwe. The project is called Simba Utano (Health is Power) and is funded by Global Affairs Canada. It is being implemented through a collaboration of two Canadian organizations, ICAD and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and two local Zimbabwean organizations, Youth Engage and Katswe Sistahood. The staff of both Zimbabwean organizations have extensive experience working with young and vulnerable populations on the issues of human rights and health and more specifically sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV.

The project is addressing the demand side of health service delivery. This is being done by working in priority districts to address the systemic barriers to accessing health which includes the socio-cultural norms and traditional community beliefs that impede access and utilization of services especially for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). From the supply side, the project is strengthening health and governance systems to support the delivery of quality and responsive SRHR and HIV services for AGYW.

The intern will support the advocacy component of Katswe programming by contributing to its media, digital and communication activities. Tasks will focus on the following areas:

  • Assisting staff in identifying key advocacy and communication issues and recommend appropriate approaches for getting the messages to target audiences;
  • Support the design of training and educational materials; 
  • Documenting (for publication) Katswe’s good practices, challenges and lessons learned;
  • Contributing briefing notes and case studies to  Katswe’s campaigns;
  • Contributing to the monthly bulletin, website articles, Facebook posts, podcasts and annual report.


  • Working towards a Degree in communications;
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Comfortable working virtually;
  • Autonomy, good initiative, versatility and resourcefulness.

Eligible Requirements and Essential Conditions:

  • As funding for this position comes from Service Canada’s 2021 Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants MUST meet specific criteria. Please do not submit your application if you cannot meet all of the eligibility criteria listed below.
    • You are (1) a citizen of Canada, (2) permanent resident or (3) a person who has been granted asylum under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. refugees (please note that students from overseas are not eligible), AND
    • You are between 15 and 30 years old, inclusive.


Because of the time difference between Canada and Zimbabwe and communication challenges, our partners would prefer this to be a part-time position of either 25 or 20 hours/week. The position would commence on 6 July and end on either the 16 September or 8 October. Salary is $14.25/hour plus mandatory employment relate costs (MERCs)

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your CV and cover letter in one document (Word or PDF)  by midnight on June 29, 2021, by email to [email protected]

We thank all applicants in advance, but  only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


juin 24, 2021

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