Akina Mama wa Afrika Communications Associate Jobs in Uganda

Akina Mama wa Afrika Communications Associate Jobs in Uganda


About Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

  • Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist Pan-African non-governmental organization with
    headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Our mission is to build feminist leadership and collective power to deconstruct intersectional systems of oppression to advance gender and social justice

    Role Summary:

  • Always on a quest to tell the story of AMwA and all its constituencies in compelling and creative ways that speak to the organisation’s feminist and Pan-African identity; we are looking to hire a Communications Associate as part of our Communications Department.

  • The Communications Associate will play a supporting role in fulfilling the communications objectives of each one of our three programmes, namely: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Economic Justice and Climate Action; and Women’s Political Leadership. The Associate supports and drives institutional communication for the organization including digital marketing and content creation, and pursues visibility for the organization in a manner consistent with feminist values.

  • The Associate will report to the Communications Coordinator; who in turn reports to the Head of Programmes.

    Key roles and responsibilities:

    Communications strategy

    • Co-create and implement strategic communications campaigns that influence discourse in AMwA’s areas of interest, and that increase visibility of the organization’s work and the issues important to our constituents.

    • Work closely with the Communications Coordinator to develop and implement communications plans and policies, including social media and outreach strategies and editorial calendar.

    • Create innovative ways of sharing AMwA’s research and feminist analysis in print,
    broadcast, and digital media; and cultivate relationships with key media outlets including
    newspapers and bloggers to increase AMwA’s reach and amplify the work of feminist activists.

    • Ensure timely preparation of high-quality communications materials including but not
    limited to press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, annual reports, position papers, speeches,
    and talking points.

    • Support in developing complementary communications for high-level events such as
    press conferences, program launches, regional engagements, speaking opportunities, etc.

    • Document stories and curate the lived experiences of alumni through oral herstory, using
    a feminist lens of storytelling.

    • Ensure effective representation of AMwA in a variety of forums and maintains external
    relationships with the media and other relevant institutions nationally, regionally, and
    globally.

    Advocacy

    • Work closely
    with programmes to amplify and sustain voices of African women, girls and gender expansive persons and their demand for gender justice.

    • In collaboration with other teams, popularize knowledge products through simplification of complex concepts to drive advocacy.

    Movement and coalition building

    • Maintain and constantly update AMwA’s mailing list, including managing and segmentation.

    • Ensure effective information flow and communication with other stakeholders including
    partners and international teams

    • Support in coordinating periodic networks forums for all the members and alumnae.

    Qualification / Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences, Political Science, Gender, Law, or any other relevant discipline.

    • A minimum of 3 years in a similar position of development work, communicating and advocating for the rights of women and girls in their diversity.

    • Evidence of thought leadership through writing blogs, papers, opinion pieces, etc, and engagement in panel discussions is strongly desired.

    • Demonstrable experience developing and implementing successful communications and
    advocacy campaigns at any level.

    • Evidence of transdisciplinary knowledge in AMwA’s thematic areas of work; Women’s Political Leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Economic Justice and Climate Action or a demonstration of interest and eagerness to learn.

    • Knowledge of digital communications including social media.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and
    public speaking.

    • Ability to organize and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.

    • Ability to communicate and work effectively in English.

    • Great photography and graphic designing skills are a plus.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates who meet the above criteria are advised to apply. Young feminists, nonbinary and transgender persons, as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and writing samples via email with the subject line “Communications Associate” to:

  • recruit@akinamamawaafrika.org.


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