SNV Communications Officer, CRAFT Project Jobs in Uganda

SNV Communications Officer, CRAFT Project Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Position roles and Responsibilities.


  • Lead the development and implementation of communications and visibility plan for the overall project, while pro-actively coordinating with consortium partners and country teams
    maintain and ensure high quality and innovative
  • knowledge products and services along with ensuring CRAFT branding policy.

  • Revision and editing of communication materials and knowledge products, including graphic design and lay-outs (where required, with external support)

  • Delivering marketing communication services and positioning CRAFT in events, websites and media. Formulate and implement external communications policies and related processes (e.g. knowledge management).

    Content development

  • She/he ensures effective documentation of evidence and good practice.

  • She/he leads gathering and developing engaging visual and written material, effectively explaining CRAFT’s work and engages a wide range of external audiences in our work.

  • Manage the CRAFT website and ensure it is up to date with regular news items, relevant publications and attractive stories about CRAFT work.

  • Develop content (stories!) to corporate publications such as the annual report, magazines, brochures, leaflets and videos.

  • Manage production of professional level publications and key communications materials including annual reports, newsletters, brochures etc.

  • Where appropriate, engage and manage professional writers.

  • Ensure sufficient and adequate visual material is generated linked with the project and adequately stored (photo and videos)

    Visibility and profiling

  • Identify channels for communicating key messages, including social media and other communications platforms.

  • Increase CRAFT’s presence on the web and social media.

  • Developing social media plan and monitoring its implementation, and updating the CRAFT social media platforms with timely content

  • Foster good working relationships with media agencies, relevant correspondents and journalists to “tell the story” of CRAFT activities.

  • Leverage on conferences, workshops and events to profile CRAFT.

  • Take the lead in the planning and implementing of learning and high-profile events for the project.

  • Support knowledge networks and their members in the production of compelling messages and success stories.

  • Draft speeches for senior management team and prepare effective public presentations

  • Based on CRAFT project priorities, he/she identifies
    key issues for communication, preparing and implementing strategies and messages.

    Networking and outreach

  • Oversees traditional media and related external communications activities and leads in developing effective online social media strategies to engage the wider public.

    Knowledge management

  • Support advocacy initiatives by coordinating appropriate audience research, compiling and analysing relevant data, preparing materials (e.g. films, videos);

  • Support internal knowledge sharing and profiling of CRAFTS’ work in Agriculture through the internet.

  • Coordinating with PMU and project teams on the use of media and lead the development and implementation of assignments with consultants, where necessary.

  • Promote project successes and lessons learned utilizing a variety of communication channels.

  • Train SNV staff, as well as grantees staff, in public outreach and strategic communications methodologies and processes, and SNV reporting, branding, and marking guidelines.

  • Work with project M&E, technical teams, partners and project beneficiaries to identify, document and disseminate best practices, success stories, and lessons learned.

    Storage of data

  • Ensure adequate storage (easily accessible) of all communication material, including adherence to General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) guidelines.


  • Master’s degree in communication, media, information, or relevant related fields.

  • Minimum of 8 years work experience progressively heading a communications department of an international organisation or company

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in communications on climate change and sustainable development issues

  • Strong oral and excellent written professional communication skills, proficient editor

  • Networking skills, ability to build or expand networks with relevant people and organisations

  • Innovative and creative with an eye for design, art and style

  • Advanced skills in different computer design, software, photography and video

  • Project management skills, including organization of events and experience working with external service delivery agencies

  • Up to date with digital/online communication technologies and platforms

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Fluency in English (working language)

  • High level of integrity and accountability

  • Willingness to travel to all project locations, including Kenya and Tanzania for CRAFT

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SNV Communications Officer, CRAFT Project Jobs in Uganda

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