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Internship: Public Relations at Roshan Location: Afghanistan DL: 22 February 2012

In 2003, AKDN and its partners launched Roshan (Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd) meaning 'light' or 'hope.' Today, Roshan is Afghanistan's leading telecommunications operator, covering over 60% of the population and connecting 5 million active subscribers in 230 cities and towns across the country's 34 provinces. Roshan is a major driver of reconstruction and socio-economic development in Afghanistan, having invested over $500 million in the country since inception in 2003. As Afghanistan's single largest private investor and tax-payer, Roshan contributes approximately 5% of the Afghan Government's overall revenue.

Roshan directly employs 1,200 people and provides indirect employment to over 30,000 people. Highlighting Roshan's commitment to diversity, approximately 20% of staff are women, 90% are Afghan Nationals of various ethnicities and backgrounds, and 10% are expatriates from 16 countries around the world. Roshan strives to be the employer of choice in Afghanistan, investing heavily in employee education, training and mentorship programs to develop talent and capacity. The diverse members of the Roshan family share a common desire to thrive in a uniquely challenging business environment and to contribute to the future of Afghanistan.

The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a major shareholder of Roshan and promotes private initiatives in building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. Also owned in part by Monaco Telecom International (MTI) and TeliaSonera, Roshan continues to show strong investor confidence, setting the benchmark for how companies should operate competitively and with a social conscience, in post-conflict countries.
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The Position
Roshan, an IPS company based in Afghanistan is seeking for an Intern, Public Relations to work within the Public Relations Department. The Intern, Public Relations will support the Public Relations Department in communication to various stakeholders.

A summary of the Intern, Public Relations responsibilities and tasks is as follows:

  • Produces and coordinates the production and dissemination of various public relations collateral ' press releases, case studies, biographies, articles, white-papers and presentations for both national and international audiences

  • Implements the various communication components of the internal communications strategy, including employee newsletters, employee events and collateral production as well as drives a revamp of the Intranet

  • Supports major digital campaigns and conducts ongoing analysis of emerging trends online in Afghanistan

  • Supports all corporate events including press conferences and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) -related project launch events

  • The Requirements

  • University degree

  • Ability to communicate (verbal & written) and present in formal and informal settings

  • Strong writing skills

  • Professional attitude with an ability to take the initiative in driving for clarity and proactively leading initiatives

  • Well rounded interpersonal skills ' ability to effectively engage with people from various cultural backgrounds and to work as part of a team

  • Ability to use Microsoft office products to analyze data, create reports and presentations

  • Salary & International Package

    Salary and package to attract the best candidate