Communications Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Cancer Society (UCS)

Organization: Uganda Cancer
Society (UCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Uganda Cancer Society
(UCS) is a nationwide umbrella organisation dedicated to eliminating cancer as
a major health problem in Uganda by coordinating all organisations in the fight
against cancer. UCS is also focused on patient support programs and resource
mobilization for various cancer activities at national level.
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer will conceptualize, plan and implement the UCS’s
internal and external communications. The incumbent will work under the
auspices of the Program Director and will assume the responsibility for UCS
representation; donor liaison; fundraising; facilitating the work of UCS
through partner organizations; UCS program development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Communications Management:
The incumbent will manage the day-to-day internal
and external communications and communicating program activities of the Society
Responsible for developing and leading on
implementation of communications strategy
Maintaining a strong brand for the UCS, including
impactful and fit-for-purpose publications, web site, social media and
Coordinating media and public affairs activities to
promote the legal and policy positions of UCS, aimed at implementing the UN
Convention on the human rights
The job holder will manage the monitoring of media
and current affairs developments, across a wide range of media and in the
Society itself
Preparing press statements and articles that UCS
issues for internal and external communications
Managing the publication and promotion of UCS
materials, including design and printing
Ensuring that the Society’s communication outputs
are of a high standard, respond to the needs of the target audience, and are
delivered within agreed budget and timelines
Building on existing and develop new relationships
with media, key stakeholders, policy makers, member organizations and others
Providing line-management and support to staff
within the organization
Act in accordance with the objectives and ethos of
the UCS
Undertaking other duties as may be reasonably
required from time to time
Collaboration, Networking, Representation, and Communication:
Build and strengthen linkages, collaboration and
networking with other civil society organizations and government and other
relevant institutions to enhance Uganda Cancer Society visibility and project
Support the Program Director to Represent UCS in
various platforms and maintain positive linkages with government decentralized
departments and other relevant stakeholders with regarding Uganda Cancer
Society activities
Support the Program Director in proposal writing
Lead on fund-raising events and social media
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a BA/BSc Degree or
equivalent in media, communications or other relevant subject
Possession of a relevant MA/MSc. Degree in media,
communications or other relevant subject is desired
At least two to three years’ experience in a
communications, marketing or journalist role
Prior experience in project management with a proven
track record of delivering on objectives
Previous experience of developing and implementing
media, advocacy or marketing campaigns
Past exposure and experience of representing an
organization to the public or/and media
Working knowledge and understanding of human rights,
in particular vulnerable persons
Working knowledge of the environment in which
non-governmental organizations operate
Social media fundraising skills are desired
Prior events management experience also desired 
Excellent written and verbal communication and
presentation skills
Keen attention to detail and strong organizational
Ability to work calmly under pressure and within a
small dynamic team
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
Ability to manage a complex workload and work to
tight deadlines
Computer literacy i.e. proficient in Standard office
ICT skills, including social media
Show interest in learning new skills and sharing
them with others
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to physically deliver their
application to the following address:
Uganda Child
Cancer Foundation Office
Upper Mulago
Hill Road-Uganda Cancer Institute Campus
Old Mulago
P.O. Box 3935
Kampala Uganda
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