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30 November 2016

Communications Specialist NGO Jobs - World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B)

Job Title:       Communications Specialist
Organisation: World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B)
Reports to: Country Director
Duty Station:  Jinja, Uganda

About US:
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.

Job Summary: The Communications Specialist is mainly responsible for the documentation and design, development, and dissemination of public-facing communications materials for WEI/Bantwana’s projects. The Communications Specialist’s primary goal is to support strategic communications and messaging on issues related to a targeted audience, including the U.S. Government as a donor and both Ugandan and international public audiences.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Manage and Oversee Communications Function:
·         Keenly review the WEI/Bantwana documentation and dissemination plan and provide an action plan on how the deliverables contained therein can best be achieved
·         Assist WEI/Bantwana staff with the design, development, editing, and dissemination of relevant communications materials as outlined in the documentation and dissemination plan
·         Ensure the implementation of the documentation and dissemination plan with the agreed timeframe as per guidance from the Program Heads/Directors and/or the Boston Strategic Communications Officer
·         Work closely with Programs Heads/Directors to ensure timely completion of the program’s mandatory reports that include, but are not limited to, the project’s quarterly, annual, LQAS and end of project reports;
·         Offer technical support and guidance in designing and editing of WEI/Bantwana program reports and other WEI/ Bantwana communication materials and ensure production of high quality products
·         Drive social media presence (internally and externallyf including writing, or encouraging other staff to write, and maintaining content on relevant channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the internal Bantwana newsletter, and any other relevant media channels in coordination with the U.S. Headquarters and employs best practices for all platforms
·         Develop and proactively recommend various communication strategies and opportunities in alignment with WEI/Bantwana objectives
·         Guide staff regarding the best use of the broad range of tools, processes, and practices of both internal and external communications. This should include introduction of the new strategies and concepts to advance the communication approach
·         Plan and visit the field to capture photographs, success stories, testimonies, and strategic information alongside technical staff
·         Update Senior Management team, communications staff in Boston, and technical staff in Jinja regularly on the progress of the communication materials to be produced at the end of project
·         Design innovative, quality graphics for the communication products to be produced at all projects and at the end of projects
·         Offer support in the planning and materials development for events, conferences, or campaigns
·         Establishes and fosters communications-related partnerships to ensure appropriate, quality, and consistency of WEI/Bantwana messaging

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University degree in Mass Communication, Social Sciences or related field
·         At least five years working experience in Uganda, ideally in the international development field
·         Familiarity with Government of Uganda systems and procedures, National ministries, USAID and other partners will be an added advantage
·         Effective communication, problem solving and decision making skills
·         Strong skills in team working, networking and strategic thinking
·         Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Publisher
·         Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, preferred
·         Ability to set and work within timelines
·         Excellent people skills and demonstrated public relations skills
·         Keen interest in key children’s programming areas, such as child protection, health including HIV prevention and response, education etc
·         Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment
·         High degree of integrity
·         Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) are encouraged to apply via E-mail only be sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Hiring Manager at wei_recruitment@ug.worlded.org

Deadline: 5th December, 2016 by 5:00pm

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