Action Aid Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

Action Aid Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Title
  • Communications Officer
    Reports to
  • Country Director
  • Country Director’s Office

    Job Role:
  • 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.


  • 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 Responsibilities

  • Manage 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 @
  • Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents) MUST be strictly sent by email to 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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