The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) was created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. The main objective of AWHF is to address the challenges faced by African State Parties in the implementation of the 1972 Convention, specifically, the underrepresentation of African sites on the World Heritage List and the insufficient conservation and management of these sites. In February 2019, the AWHF signed a three years Agreement with the Norwegian Government for the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa.
As part of the youth skill development programme, the AWHF implements a youth internship programme annually. It aims to consolidate the professional and leadership skills of the African youth in the heritage sector as well as provide the opportunity to youth to get exposure in the sector.
OBJECTIVES OF THE INTERNSHIP
a. Support Programme officers to assist implementing and monitoring programmes and activities of the African World Heritage Fund.
b. Develop and update the database of African professionals in the field of cultural and natural heritage.
c. Assist with promoting and increasing the visibility of AWHF through social media, the website and other communications mechanisms.
d. Assist with the writing of reports and activity miscellaneous.
The intern will work closely with the staff of the AWHF, particularly the Programme Department encompassing the implementation of activities aligned with the AWHF work plan.
Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19, the intern will be working from home (online) until the time when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and the intern is allocated a workstation at AWHF offices in Midrand.
a. Developed and updated database of African professionals in the field of cultural and natural heritage.
b. The AWHF visibility and brand improved in South Africa, on the African continent and worldwide.
- A monthly progress report on the implementation of the internship submitted not later than 25th day of the month;
- A final report on the work undertaken during the internship period submitted not later than April 2021.
Requirements of Intern
a. Young African citizen
b. Graduate or Postgraduate university degree in the field of Communication, Media, Information Technology, Website Design, Marketing, Heritage, Tourism and other relevant areas.
c. Ability to communicate fluently in both English and French would be an advantage.
d. Acquainted with online digital platforms such as social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others).
e. Highly meticulous and above average skills in Microsoft Excel.
f. Able to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
Location of the internship
Midrand, South Africa/ Online depending on Covid-19 restrictions.
The intern will be paid stipend of 12,000 Rand
Note: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.