Job Title: Communication Manager
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About Plan Uganda:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Plan Uganda is an equal opportunity employer and would like to recruit a competent person to fill the following vacant position:
Job Summary: The position reports to the Country Director and is a member of the extended country management team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership to Plan’s communication work in Uganda, ensuring that Country communication activities support Plan Uganda’s Country Strategic Plan, regional and global communication priorities. Plan Uganda is growing its programmes significantly and is increasing investment in advocacy, campaigning, programme communications and behaviour change communications.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for leading development of a new Communications Strategy and establishment and supervision of a Communications Team at the country office that will handle all communications work for programmes covering 20 districts totaling $20 million annually.The incumbent will be expected to have frequent travels within the country
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
- Masters degree in communication, public relations or related field
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in a dynamic organization
- In-depth knowledge of current communications issues and trends, particularly in the humanitarian sector
- Good knowledge of how the media and journalists work nationally
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Deadline: 5PM on Friday April 5,2013
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
As a child centered development organization, Ran strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
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