Book Development and Use Intern at Save the Children

Book Development and Use Intern

About the Role:

Save the Children is seeking a Book Development and Use Intern for an 8-month contract to work closely on the project funded by APIF (Africa Publishing Innovation Fund): The Project aims at supporting the community libraries in building the capacity of children in using digital resources in literacy, as well as strengthen parents’ and community’s capacity in supporting their children in using digital literacy materials. The BDU Intern will be responsible of following up all the project’s field activities, and monitor the implementation progress, while documenting the evidence and best practices. This role works closely with Reading Ready Team both in planning and execution of project activities.

Qualifications and experience


  • University degree in library studies, social sciences, art studies, language and literature and any other relevant discipline;
  • Ability to develop constructive relationships with a wide range of partners, including children, community librarians, artists, entrepreneurs, government workers, communities and local authorities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Kinyarwanda and English, verbally and in writing;
  • Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches;
  • Capacity to adapt and to learn quickly;
  • Good team work spirit s well as the ability to work independently;
  • Ownership and accountability of own work;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Exposure or direct experience within the children’s books industry (linked to publishers, writers, editors, illustrators, designers, booksellers, and opinion leaders)
  • Demonstrated passion for children’s book publishing and children’s rights to learn and read;
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees through: . Deadline for receiving applications is 5th May 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

***Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ***

*Disclaimer: **Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process***

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