Action Aid Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda
Action Aid Communications Officer Jobs in UgandaJob Title Communications Officer
Country Director’s Office
Provide technical support to all communications needs of the organization, ensuring brand presence and visibility of AAIU’s work, impact and collaborations.
Person Specifications Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in either Information Science, Journalism/Mass Communications, Communications Science, Media Studies or Marketing from a recognized institution.
A relevant postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage.
Experience:At least three years of similar work experience from a reputable organization.
Media or public relations experience
Materials development and Publishing skills
Excellent written and public speaking skills
Photography and photo editing skills
Graphic design and layout skills
Marketing and communications skills
Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated interest in the visual arts and community education
Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop.
Experience in managing websites
Solid problem-solving skills
Ability to conduct power analysis
Transformative feminist leadership skills
Ability to establish critical working relationships
Ability and willingness to comply with AAU/AAI safeguarding requirements
Key Result Areas
Duties and ResponsibilitiesManage AAIU’s website and social media platform in line with the AAI/U’s
Communications Policy and statutory requirements Develop and implement a Website and Social Media Strategy in liaison with the Media Relations and Corporate Affairs Coordinator (MRCAC)
Update the social media platforms with approved information
Monitor information on social media for compliance with AAIU standards
Check online platforms daily and respond to all inquiries and issues arising.
Post daily updates on the different campaigns or activities that AAIU is undertaking
Generate debate with posts and photos on ongoing campaigns.
Effectively maintain AAIU’s strong and interactive media relations.
Work with the MRCAC to identify strategic media houses for profiling AAIU work
Build relations with key media houses, in liaison with the Public Relations coordinator, for collaboration
Mobilise media houses and support press conferences to brief the media about new engagements, campaigns and involvements as advised by the MRCAC
Conduct media field visits to document AAU’s work in the media.
Invite media personalities for training on issues related to AAU Programme areas for better reporting.
Monitor daily media articles for AAIU mentions.
Support the production of quality and timely periodic newsletters (monthly, quarterly, annually etc.)
Hold meetings with the different units to decide on the issue of focus for newsletter
Design articles and photos of newsletters for AAIU brand in consultation with the MRCAC
Gather content for the newsletter from the different writers.
Manage and store reports, newsletters and photos for AAIU use and reference
Gather quality activity photographs for inclusion in the newsletters
Review content, quality lay out of newsletters and have drafts approved before production
Ensure that AAIU’s articles and other publications are properly and professionally edited
Guide and/or train staff and partners on quality report, articles and story writing skills
Support the roll out of capacity building initiatives on communication skills trainings to AAIU staff and partners
Collect, consolidate and share key weekly updates to stakeholders
Provide guidance on communication to staff and partners where and as necessary
Conduct field visits and carry out hands on training on how to improve staff and partners communication skills
Monitor the use and application of guidelines by field and national teams
Update and share new developments in the communication sector as may be necessary
Collect, review and design the stories for the hub
Post stories, videos and photos on stories hub for international usage
Share latest news with HIVE administration for shared learning
Monitor HIVE use and information posted
Participate in skills sharing and feedback learning sessions
Develop campaign messages and slogans
Publicize the campaign through the AAIU communication platforms
Develop a media plan for the publicity and roll out of the campaign in consultation with the MRCAC
Develop media scripts and liaise with the MRCAC to identify the fight media channels
Work with the Administration Coordinator to procure space and monitor the airing of the campaign
Develop messages for the SMS platform
Document the different activities in the campaign
Ensure staff and partners adhere to AAI/U Brand essence and guidelines for visibility
Ensure availability of diversified visibility materials in consultation with the Public Relations Coordinator
Disseminate AAI/U brand guidelines to staff and partners
Check compliance to AAI/U brand guidelines by staff and partners
Check all materials produces by the Organization for quality
How to Apply
All interested candidates should follow the link for the detailed Job Descriptions and requirements @ www.actionaid.org/uganda/jobs
Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents) MUST be strictly sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly addressed to The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda, Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, P.O Box 676 Kampala, by Friday 7th June 2019.
Hand deliveries will not be accepted, and due to large number of applications, we will respond to Only shortlisted candidates for interviews.
For more information and job application details, see; Action Aid Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda
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