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Save the Children

Save the Children


Position: Report Writing and Copy-Editing Intern
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Internship
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ababa Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post holder may require regular contact or access to children or young people

Save the Children is an International humanitarian, child-centered, development organization, without religious, political or governmental affiliation.

A person named Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton founded the first Save the Children organization in May 1919, in London, United Kingdom. Shocked by the aftermath of World War 1 and the Russian Revolution, they were determined to improve children's lives. Their goal was to create 'a powerful international organization, which would extend its ramifications to the remotest corner of the globe. The plan began to take shape when Radda Barnen (Save the Children) was established in Sweden in 1919.

In 1920, the International Save the Children Union was founded in Geneva by two organizations, together with a number of other bodies working for children - some using the Save the Children name or a local variant. Over the years, Save the Children Members were created around the world, embodying Eglantyne and Dorothy's vision. These organizations shared a common aim - to improve the lives of children. Eglantyne Jebb (founder of Save the Children) was also the first to press for worldwide safeguards for children. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and now ratified by nearly all countries worldwide, has its roots in her pioneering work.

In 2009, twenty-nine Save the Children organizations worked to secure children's rights and improve children's lives in over 120 countries worldwide. At the members' meeting, the ambitious new five-year strategy is agreed upon, including changing the name to simply Save the Children, demonstrating our commitment to work even more closely together as one organization. In 2012, nineteen countries transitioned to Save the Children International and regional offices in Istanbul, Pretoria, Dakar and Panama.

Today, Save the Children and its 30 member organizations work to deliver change for children in around 120 countries. The organization delivers its programs internationally to achieve the greatest possible impact for children. It has a small center and seven regional offices. The members work together to campaign for better outcomes for children and to deliver programs at scale to support children.

Role Purpose:

The Report Writing and Copy Editing Intern will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth execution of report compilation and story writing in the Childhood Development Activity team.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Taking detailed notes during meetings, workshops and events
  • Collecting information, materials and pictures under the guidance of the USAID/LEGO Foundation Senior Communications Manager to support the production of promotional materials, including social media updates, success stories and photo stories
  • Collaborating with cross-sectional teams to gather information on Implementing Partners’ activities for reporting and success stories
  • Assisting in the preparation, consolidation, editing and timely distribution of minutes and reports in a professional manner
  • Supporting the preparation of event materials, such as presentations, agendas, and briefing documents
  • Supporting in writing success stories, reports, and minutes during meetings, workshops and events
  • Assisting in the preparation of any upcoming events during the internship period
  • Providing support in writing and editing various communication materials

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), take responsibility for their own personal development and encourage others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related fields
  • Understanding and willingness to learn about report writing, case studies, and success story development
  • Interest and skills in photography and videography. Knowledge of photo and video editing software is a plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a comprehensive manner
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to saving the children's values