Building Tomorrow Media & Communications Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Building Tomorrow Media & Communications Specialist Jobs in Uganda


Organization

  • Started in 2006, Building Tomorrow improves access to child-friendly, community-supported schools by providing an inclusive, transformative education for underserved children.

  • Through our Thriving Schools program, we deploy Building Tomorrow Fellows, the change agents who recruit and train Community Education Volunteers, together bringing out-of-school children into the classroom while working with school leadership to ensure access to an inclusive, transformative school environment.

  • We also work hand-in-hand with local communities, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Education to construct new primary schools where no formal primary school exists.

  • With a full-time staff of 105, Building Tomorrow reaches over 101,000 students each day. Building Tomorrow has received funding and recognition for its innovative work from the Clinton Global Initiative, Educate a Child, Echoing Green, the Segal Family Foundation, and Forbes Magazine.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Serving as the chief storyteller, developing and publishing media content to increase the public’s awareness of Building Tomorrow, to drive engagement, fundraising, and sector influence.

  • Leading media strategy development by identifying trends and best practices among similar organizations, opportunities for increased visibility, and establishing data-driven engagement targets.

  • Shadowing in-country staff in the field, interviewing students, teachers, employees, Fellows, parents and community leaders, and sharing their stories.

  • Capturing high-quality pictures and video that demonstrates Building Tomorrow’s impact, and content that can be used to train staff, teachers, or other partners.

  • Writing blogs, press releases, and informational and human-interest publications, for use in Building Tomorrow’s marketing and donor communications.

  • Collecting, vetting, and refining stories, photos, and video from the field for use in donor reports.

  • Coaching Building Tomorrow staff and Fellows to improve the quality and efficacy of their own storytelling.

    Must Have

  • Experience in a communications/media-focused role, ideally for an international organization.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

  • In-depth understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

  • A high level of competence in at least one video/photo editing program (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere) with a capacity to quickly learn more.

  • Excellent communication skills – strong writer and skilled storyteller with professional-level oral and written fluency in English.

  • Experience in intercultural work environments; international work or volunteer experience
    preferred.

  • Ability to live and work in Uganda, traveling regularly and independently to remote areas with minimal infrastructure.

  • A learner’s heart – curious, studious, growth-oriented, and excited to share what you learn.

    Position Details

  • Initial term of employment is a one-year contract, with options to extend.

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience. Job-related travel, modest housing costs, and in-country medical insurance included.

  • This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with regular travel in-country.

  • The position reports to the Building Tomorrow Uganda Country Director.

    We Want You to Apply If

  • You have an unshakeable passion for education equality, believing access to an inclusive, transformative education is a basic human right.

  • You possess creative ingenuity, being progressive in your thinking and approaching challenges old and new. You are intrapreneurial and unafraid to pilot new ideas.

  • You are relentlessly determined. You refuse to accept the status quo and persistently strive to create new opportunities to reach more children, allowing them to reach their maximum potential.

  • You believe in collaborative engagement. You believe more can be achieved together than alone, believe in the power of cultivating relationships and see everyone as an equal partner.

    How to Apply

  • Applicants for this role are asked to submit the following through the Media & Communications Specialist job posting:

  • A statement of interest of no more than one page explaining why you are a great fit for this role

  • A brief, concise resume

  • Your salary requirements

  • A portfolio of your best 3–4 pieces of media content (videos, blog posts, photographs, etc.)

  • Please note, due to our cross-border operations, no offline applications will be accepted.

  • If someone referred you to apply for this position, please provide his or her name in your statement of interest.

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