Non-profit Jobs – Communications Officer at Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)

Organization: Center for Health,
Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
Center for Health,
Human Rights & Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non-profit, research
and advocacy organization, whose vision is “To realize social justice in public
health systems.” CEHURD works with public, private and civil society
organisations to ensure that public health laws are used as principle tools for
the promotion and protection of public health of the vulnerable populations in
Uganda.
Job
Summary:
 The Communications Officer will
provide the overall leadership and management of CEHURD’s communication and
branding. This includes leading, developing and executing targeted media
relations, public relations, publicity, publications and internal
communications in line with CEHURD’s strategic plan and policies.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Create and manage the organizational
communications calendar
·        
Serve as the Point of contact for press, media and
public relations person; Public Relations planning and messages, brand and
image development;
·        
Oversee media trainings, fellowships and feedback;
·        
Manage the organization’s presence on all social
networking platforms
·        
Write internal newsletters, designing reports,
including mid and annual reports;
·        
Support the coordination of updates and improvements
on CEHURD’s Web site;
·        
Significantly contribute and write stories and
articles on the work of the organization in the different programmes;
·        
Develop intimal communications plan or strategy to
help build organizational program engagement;
·        
Actively coordinate presentations, logistics and
messages for internal and external meetings for CEHURD;
·        
Support grant applications and reports as well as
integrating communications components in existing and new program grants;
·        
Coordinate and support the outreach efforts as
determined by programs and management Work with staff to identify potential
media opportunities and stories.
·        
Coordinate photography/videos for/of events,
activities for use in publications, media, etc. and ensure appropriate releases
are signed and filed; maintain videos, graphics & photo files
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Communications Officer should hold a bachelor’s
degree in mass communication or related field. Possession of a Masters’ degree
in Humanities or related development field is added advantage;
·        
A minimum of three years of relevant experience in
a senior position, preferably with an NGO or Communications Agency.
·        
Past experience to graphic design principles,
e-communications, social media, internet and journalistic skills will be an
added advantage;
·        
Possess the ability to use a range of personal
computer software applications, including desktop publishing, PPT, excel and
word to support and enhance work;
·        
Professional level skills in proposal and
publications development with writing and editing experience;
·        
Skills in writing for a range of audiences
including capacity to write and edit news and feature articles;
·        
Possess the ability to write/edit in a variety of
writing styles, ability to draft materials on a wide range of topics.
·        
Strong editing and proofreading skills;
·        
Possess the ability to translate complex technical
language and ideas into language easily comprehensible
·        
Exceptional verbal, written presentation skills;
·        
Resource mobilization skills, Innovative spirit
and willingness to use creative thinking;
·        
Team player with leadership skills, abilities and
desire to interact with people at all levels; Demonstrated dedication to work
effectively with underserved, at- risk, and vulnerable populations
·        
Working knowledge of electronic media such as Web
sites, e-newsletters, Social Media, & other e-platforms
·        
Keen interest in human rights and health rights
advocacy
·        
The ideal candidate will have past experience in
building communications and promotional materials in the non-profit context.
·        
This is a dynamic position that includes
fundraising, development and communications responsibilities with a strong
connection to CEHURD’s programmatic work and mission.
·        
This individual will work with all facets of the
organization to promote its programs and share the organization’s work and
ideologies with the public.
How
to Apply: 
All ideal
candidates for this position should submit your curriculum vitae, copies of
your academic documents and a cover letter in a sealed envelope, clearly
indicating the position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
to:
The Executive
Director Center for Health, Human Rights and Development Plot 833, Old Kiira
Road, Ntinda P.O. Box 16617, Wandegeya Kampala – Uganda, OR
Email
to:
info@cehurd.org clearly indicating the position applied for in the
subject line of the email.
Deadline:
19th June, 2015 by 5:00pm
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