Earn over 3m monthly at Oxfam Uganda – Information, Communications and Media Officer

Organisation: Oxfam
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Minimum Starting Salary: Ugx. 3,051,581 per month
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. The Organisation is working for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities – regardless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability. To fulfil this dream, we are strengthening our Programmes in Uganda and are seeking to recruit new staff members to join our dynamic, innovative and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners. Our ideal candidates should have job-specific technical skills, dynamism, and commitment to the cause of overcoming poverty and suffering. You need to be of unquestionable integrity and committed to Oxfam’s values.
Job Summary: Working closely with the Oxfam international in Uganda Country director, Program Leads, you will be supporting our advocacy and communication work in Uganda, you will design and implement the communication strategy; generate and analyse information for all audiences. You will be the “to go to person” for all communication, information and media work in the country programs. In addition, you will work with the program teams to develop effective communication materials and disseminate information as will be mandated. You will act as a public spokesperson by liaising with media and other external parties and give interviews in consultation with the country director; serve as the ‘to go to person’ on all Single Management Structure (SMS) communication needs of the Oxfam team and to liaise with the relevant parts of the Oxfam confederation by preparing, updating and implementing the Oxfam SMS and other communication plans.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         If you are a bright, efficient and self-motivated individual with a university degree in the relevant field this is the job for you.
·         To do this job you will have strong analytical and excellent communication skills and a strong background in communication and advocacy work.
·         You will have worked in a reputable private, governmental or non-­governmental organisation.
·         Writing in English will be one of your strongest skills and you’ll be able to adapt your style according to your audience.
·         Capacity to work effectively with others is key, as well as interpersonal awareness and ability to influence others.
·         A minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar job is desirable.
How to apply:
If you think that you are our candidate, please apply on line by sending your CV and covering letter ONLY explaining why you are our ideal candidate for the job to kampalajobs@oxfam.org.uk by 11th February 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please don’t send your academic credentials with your application, Send CV and cover letter only. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.
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