Fresh Graduate No Experience Careers – Communications Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity International

Organisation: Habitat for Humanity International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Us: 
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical
Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity
International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world,
and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites
people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership
with families in need.
Habitat for Humanity has an Operational Headquarters in Americus,
Georgia and an Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a
global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.
Job Summary: The Communications
Volunteer will support the communications efforts of Habitat for Humanity
Uganda (including marketing, advertising and public relations) as well as
various projects and events for related initiatives. The assignment components
are somewhat flexible and Habitat for Humanity Uganda will work with the
individual selected to design the objectives and outcomes for the period of
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Write public service announcements, press
    releases, e-newsletters, communication plans and letters.
  • Design flyers, graphics, E-vites and other
    marketing material for major events hosted by Habitat for Humanity Uganda.
  • Prepare content for Habitat for Humanity
    Uganda websites.
  • Communicate the mission of Habitat for
    Humanity Uganda, and work to community organizations, the general public
    and donors.
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas,
    directions, and venues for marketing and communications.
  • Initiate or follow-up on outreach attempts
    with media professionals.
  • Produce stories, photographs and
    information for use in Habitat for Humanity International publications.
  • Assist with photo and video opportunities.
  • Work with programs to develop story
    concepts for the media.
  • Maintain files and prepare written
    recommendations for future projects.
  • Undertake other projects within the realm
    of communications.
  • Write compelling grant proposals seeking
    funding for Habitat for Humanity Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Communications
    Volunteer opportunity must have completed or working toward a college
    degree, preferably in a related field such as marketing, mass
    communications or public relations.
  • The applicant should have a comprehensive understanding and grasp of standard tools and platforms in the communications field.
  • Previous experience in marketing or
  • Grant writing experience is a plus.
  • Highly computer literate (working
    knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Effective communication skills i.e. both
    written and oral.
  • Possess the ability to communicate in a
    professional manner with press and community contacts.
  • Highly self-motivated, good organizational
    skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Habitat for
    Humanity and the families we serve.
Volunteer Renumeration: Monthly estimate for a single individual is given below. (All figures are in USD.)
For a furnished apartment: Housing + utilities: $800
Food: $500
Transportation to and from office (public taxi): $80
Other (recreation and personal expenses):$200
Must bring own laptop.
Estimated Monthly Total: $1,580
How to Apply:  
All interested applicants must submit their updated resumes and
motivation letter as ONE DOCUMENT into our Online applicant tracking system.

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