Opportunity for Young Media and Development Communication Professionals

Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) is looking for an intern to join its communications team to produce content for the various programs and projects. We are looking for someone with a strong interest in impact communications and demonstrated curiosity and/or experience in youth development, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and community engagement processes.

The successful candidate will be offered a paid internship with an initial duration of 3 months and the potential for a longer period based on performance.

Key Skills Required:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong visual skills and some experience with designing materials for print and online
  • Experience with photo and video editing
  • Understanding of Social Media platforms and strategy
  • Passion and interest in youth, peacebuilding, development and the SDGs

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a brief covering letter, outlining how you meet the person specification (see Job Description on page 2), to recruitments@yppdatwork.org with a copy to peter@yppdatwork.org, mohamed.samba@yppdatwork.org.

YPPD is committed to increasing women representation in its workforce and strongly encourages applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but due to the high number of applications, we apologise in advance as only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for Applications: 6th January 2022


About Youth Partnership for Peace and Development

YPPD is a youth empowerment think tank that was established in August of 2005 to enhance the capacity of young people and their communities, as well as the creation of open societies that promote sustainable development. Since its establishment in Sierra Leone, the organization has been able to increase young people’s understanding to find practical approaches to building wholesomely functioning societies that promote peace and mutual co-existence while deepening voices and actions which demands equity and accountability for all. It maintains the view that young people can be agents of positive change and works for ways of enabling youth to step forward for social transformation.

The overarching goal of YPPD is to contribute to the endeavours of supporting youth development, peaceful conflict resolution, stability, sustainable development, peace and democracy in Sierra Leone. It works to increase the capacity of vulnerable groups through training, partnership, advocacy, enhancing the youth knowledge base and equipping them with skills to learn, grow and act.

YPPD’s work is inspired by the daily struggles of our communities and the enormous opportunity that exists in collaboratively working with others in the search for sustainable solutions.