Communications Specialist Job at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Communications Specialist – CATALIST-Uganda Project
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff for the 4-year CATALIST-Uganda Project, funded by DGIS through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala.
The Communications Specialist, based in Kampala, will be responsible for strategic communication planning and delivery in conjunction with the Regional Communications Advisor. S/he will be supported by the Nairobi-based Communications Coordinator and by headquarters communications staff.
Required Skills
·         Designing and implementing the CATALIST-Uganda communication strategy and helping to keep it up to date.
·         Supporting technical staff in designing and producing audio, video, and visually oriented training materials.
·         Preparing articles and success stories illustrating project approaches and achievements.
·         Producing an informative quarterly newsletter and other written informative tools targeted to project stakeholders.
·         Liaising with the media by promoting and maintaining contacts with local, regional and national media.
·         Producing press releases.
·         Assisting in all report editing, formatting, illustration and graphics.
·         Working with staff to professionalize presentations.
·         Organizing the project’s photo library.
·         Collecting feedback on, and evaluating the impact of, communications activities.
·         Developing and coordinating the production of radio and video.
·         Organizing promotional events and media campaigns to promote project themes, messages, and achievements.
Required Experience
·         A degree in public and media relations or other relevant qualification.
·         At least 5 years of relevant experience in mass media and public relations.
·         Computer skills in word processing, PowerPoint, image editors, desktop publishing and other graphic software.
·         Proven skills in video and audio program-making.
·         Skills in event management, and strong interpersonal relations.
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