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04 May 2016

Communications Director NGO Careers - Xavier Project

Organisation: Xavier Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: $9,000 to $11,500 per annum

About Us:
Xavier Project is an international NGO with operations in Uganda, Kenya and UK. All operations are in Kenya and Uganda, but a majority of funds are raised in UK. We have a three way partnership agreement between the branches of Xavier Project and one executive team primarily based in the Xavier Project headquarters in Nairobi. Xavier Project currently employs 28 permanent staff and has an annual income of $500,000 which has been increasing by 50% every year since its founding in 2008.

Job Summary: The Communications Director will lead Xavier Project’s communications and marketing team and design a communications strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take responsibility for all external messages and branding being portrayed by Xavier Project
  • The incumbent will manage a team of three employees who will be contributing to the communications department
  • Manage a database of active Xavier Project supporters and initiate innovative strategies for engaging them more fully
  • Actively seek opportunities to spread the good reputation of Xavier Project and our vision
  • Oversee the management of content to be shared on social media
  • The incumbent will also maintain all online platforms, ensuring content reflects Xavier Project’s current activities
  • Design and collect/generate content for a monthly digital newsletter for donors and wider network
  • Maintain Xavier Project’s website and utilise the site to maximise visibility of all Xavier Project activities
  • Design all printed content and promotional materials
  • Generate photographic and video content to support campaigns and events
  • The jobholder will collect and develop case studies and success stories that can be used as part of fundraising appeals
  • Use appropriate monitoring tools to regularly check the effectiveness of communication and marketing strategies
  • Oversee Xavier Project’s Young Ambassadors programme
  • Perform any other duties that from time to time should be required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an academic background related to Communications or Development
  • The Communications Director should have extensive experience in communications and a passion for advocating for educational opportunities for refugees.
  • Show commitment to Xavier Project’s core values and basic knowledge of refugee issues
  • Faultless English written communication
  • Engaging use of the English language in all communications
  • Previous exposure and experience working in a communications related role
  • A level of self-motivation and ability to function well in a small organisation
  • The position will include a design element, so knowledge of a design package is preferred
  • Significant amount of time spent in United Kingdom preferred (Xavier Project’s support base is largely in the UK)
  • The Communications Director should have extensive experience in communications and a passion for advocating for educational opportunities for refugees.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and a covering letter to The covering letter should be no more than one side of A4 and should describe the suitability of the candidate for the job as well as including reasons why working for Xavier Project interests them. Applicants can feel free to attach examples of communications work they have completed in the past, particularly written communication, or include links to on-line content. Candidates should use email title COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees.

NB: Applicants are urged to apply as soon as they can and not wait until the deadline if possible.

Deadline: 15th May 2016

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