Light for the World Communications and Information Officer Jobs in Uganda

Light for the World Communications and Information Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • Light for the World is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind.

  • We enable crucial eye health services and help empower people with disabilities in some of the poorest regions of the world.

    Our programmes include:

  • Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all

  • Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality, inclusive education

  • Work – enhancing access for persons with disabilities to opportunities for employment and self employment

  • We focus on the poorest and hardest to reach because that’s where we will have the biggest impact. We create change through local people, organisations and structures because we want our impact to last.

  • We are in the process of expanding our team in Uganda and looking for a committed Communications and Information Officer

  • Based in Kampala (40hours per week)

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    Role profile:

  • Reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manager, the Communications and Information Officer will share information about Light for the World’s on‐the‐ground efforts across various programmes and partnerships with the public, partners and donors, and lead the organization’s exploration of targeted campaigns.

    Key responsibilities:

    Sharing information with the public about Light for the World’s on‐the‐ground efforts– 50%

  • Develops deep knowledge of programmes through participation in programme meetings, field visits, partnership meetings, and active information seeking.

  • Composes, edits, and manages electronic and hard‐copy materials that capture the stories behind programming work (weekly website postings, monthly e-newsletters, quarterly organizational reports and annual reviews) for different target audiences (general public, supporters/potential supporters, partners, donors)

  • Supports data collection processes and learning agenda in programmes through use of innovative, visual and participatory methods.

  • Manages the organization’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), including engaging with the public, monitoring, posting, tracking metrics, and evaluating new tools.

  • Regular engagements with the Global Communications Team, and
    programme staff to discuss internal and external information to be used in organizational communications at both national and international level.

  • Serves as a resource to senior management in the development of editorials, presentations and webinars.

  • Responds to requests for information from different stakeholders, and the general public.

    Leads efforts to enter data in information portal and pursue newly identified long‐term goals – 40%

  • Lead the sub project: “EnableMe Platform”, mainly by coordinating data collection and data entry for the Platform

  • Plans and executes targeted campaigns within the broader goal to change mindset around persons with disabilities and disability inclusion.

  • Collaborate with organizational leadership to ensure campaigns are sufficiently resourced.

  • Builds organizational capacity in communications.

    Perform additional team responsibilities – 10%

  • Participate in visibility events, meetings, trainings and other programme activities regularly.

  • Any other duties as requested.


    Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Development Studies, Social Work and/or any other related field.

  • 2-3 years of experience in non-profit communications especially digital/social media communications.

  • Demonstrated skill in compelling written and/or visual storytelling.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to package and disseminate information in different formats for various target audiences.

  • Experience with design packages (Adobe Illustrator/InDesign, Canva) and/or photography is an added bonus.

  • Self‐starter, self‐disciplined and ability to work independently.

  • Passionate about disability inclusion and Light for the World’s mission.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Light for the World Communications and Information Officer Jobs in Uganda

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