Communications Officer Job at AMREF

Organization: AMREF
Reports to: WRAUG National
coordinator
Duty Station: Wakiso, Uganda
About AMREF:
AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non-governmental
organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities,
health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents
people from accessing their basic right to health. AMREF is headquartered in
Nairobi, and has programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern
Sudan, South Africa and West Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an
annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge
resource for donors and partners. For more information visit our website www.amref.org
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer will take lead in ensuring clear consistent
messaging is delivered to a wide variety of internal and external audiences to allow
for strong effective and inspiring communications, critical to the success of this
project.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Take lead on strategic communications plan
    in support of the national advocacy objectives, including developing and
    delivering specific products
  • Develop and implement media plan
  • Maintain regular communication with WRA
    Uganda individual and organizational members
  • Support National Coordinator, champions
    and members in messaging and communication platforms
  • Maximize project communication with government
    Ministries, members, and other stakeholders
  • Offer support the Project Manager in documenting
    project activities and writing reports
  • Collect, collate and send stories from the
    national and sub-national level to the Global Secretariat for dissemination
    to regional and global media and donors
  • Maintain National Alliance communications
    files, including member rosters and meeting minutes
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in mass communications, journalism,
    international development, or other related field required;
    Possession of a post-graduate degree in a related field will be an added
    advantage
  • At least five years experience leading and
    delivering effective communications for advocacy initiatives, preferably
    in field of public health/maternal health in Uganda
  • Experience developing and implementing
    communications plans and ability to analyze target audiences.
  • Experience working directly with the media
  • Demonstrated experience developing and
    producing professional, high quality communications such as reports,
    briefs, films, brochures, and websites
  • Experience in writing successful program
    reports in at least 2 if the following types: program reports to US government
    donors; program reports to other government donors; program reports to the
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and program reports to other
    foundations
  • Experience in developing design and
    writing content of advocacy communications
  • Competency in the use of social media and
    driven to use innovative approaches to reach target audiences
  • Strong sense of purpose, self motivated to
    make an impact on women’s and families’ lives.
  • Good understanding of causes of maternal mortality
    and morbidity, and the
    interventions needed.
  • Results-oriented and has the ability to
    anticipate problems and take appropriate measures to resolve any issues
  • Communicates effectively and openly, and
    can foster consensus, problem solving and personal connections
  • Respects and embraces diverse voices, participation
    at all levels, from grassroots to high government officials
  • Demonstrated superior project management
    and organizational skills



How to Apply:
All candidates should send an updated CV including three professional
referees and cover letter to the: Human Resources Manager, AMREF Uganda by
e-mail to jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org
.Emails should not exceed 2MB.


NB: Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.



AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking
environment policy.
Deadline: Friday 18th October
2013
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