Communications Specialist Non-profit Careers – TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:      Communications Specialist
Organization: TechnoServe (TNS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Quality Manager
About US:
(TNS) is an international non-profit international development organization
founded in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the
cycle of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic
opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.
Job Summary: The Communication Specialist will provide overall
leadership in the development and implementation of a country-specific
communication strategy with the aim of raising awareness of TechnoServe’s
activities in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and implement the country specific
    communication strategy and budgets ensuring that each program is well
    resourced to support this aspect;
  • Oversee the planning, logistic and
    administrative arrangements to steer public relations events and
    activities that will position the company’s visibility in the public arena
    as the leader in enterprise development and value chains;
  • Oversee the production and dissemination of
    knowledge and communication materials via appropriate platforms and
    channels (e.g., brochures, video, audio-visual, etc.);
  • Manages the qualitative aspects of production
    of all marketing materials, (e.g., quality control, translation, review of
    layouts and graphic design) across all programs;
  • Develop and maintain close collaboration with
    media (print, broadcast and electronic/social), as well as with groups and
    organizations whose support is essential for achieving communication
    objectives of the organization;
  • Manage the branding and visibility of
    TechnoServe premises, vehicles etc (signage externally and internal visual
    materials), as well as events like trainings, exhibitions and any other
    related activities e.g. annual staff meetings, team building activities;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communication, English/Journalism or
    related field. Possession of relevant Master’s degree is an added
  • At least three to five years’ experience in
    communications, public relations; with progressively responsible
    professional work experience in development, private or public sectors.
  • Previous experience in gathering and managing
    qualitative information, social media platforms and generating internal
    and external communication pieces;
  • Possess excellent photography and Graphic
    design skills and work with different designing tools (adobe suit) and
    other Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Proven ability to plan ahead and accommodate
    unexpected tasks and travel widely within program areas.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their a single
word-formatted document with a cover letter and resume (CV) via Email only to
the Human Resources Manager: Please clearly indicate the
position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and on the
application letter.
Deadline:  Monday, 15th
February, 2016
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