Communications Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Cancer Society (UCS)



Organization: Uganda Cancer
Society (UCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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: 
1.
Communications Management:
·        
The incumbent will manage the day-to-day internal
and external communications and communicating program activities of the Society
including;
·        
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
merchandise
·        
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
2.
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
activities
·        
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
3.
Fundraising:
·        
Support the Program Director in proposal writing
·        
Lead on fund-raising events and social media
fund-raising
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
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
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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
skills
·        
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
OR Apply
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