Fresher Non-profit Communications Local Consultant Jobs – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer International
Funding Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Project Name: East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD) – II
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Heifer:
Heifer
International, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in the United
States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125 countries
worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of hunger,
poverty and environmental degradation.
About Heifer EADD-II Program:
The
East Africa Dairy Development (EADD-II) is an ambitious five-year program supported
mainly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and it’s designed to transform
the lives of resource poor farming families through a competitive and inclusive
dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Heifer International as a lead
partner is implementing this project with its consortium partners that include;
The Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Techno serve (TNS), the World
Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and African Breeders Total Cattle Management
(ABS-TCM). Based on the successes and learning of EADD phase one, the project
aims to double the dairy income of 136,000 farming households in Kenya, Uganda
and Tanzania, as well as stimulate income growth for an additional 400,000
secondary beneficiaries by 2018.
EADD
uses the hub model approach – a one-stop shop model towards facilitating access
to inputs and services, training, as well as access to markets for the dairy
farmers. Smallholder dairy farmers buy shares in a milk-bulking and/or chilling
hub where they sell a dependable, quality supply of milk to dairy processors
and receive income in return. They also gain access to bank credit as well as
private goods and services that they need to sustain and grow their dairy
business. This facilitates strong ‘win-win’ linkages between various
stakeholders in the dairy sector.
Job Summary: The Communications Local Consultant will actively
contribute towards the implementation of EADD communication strategy in Uganda
under the supervision of the EADD Regional Information and Communication
Officer and in close collaboration with the Uganda project team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Render support in the implementation of project
    communications strategy
  • Develop, manage and maintain EADD’s media
    relations in Uganda
  • Assist in documentation of impact stories
  • Provide support to the project team and
    members’ communication needs
  • Support in the prioritization and making of
    communication products i.e. information education and communication
    material
  • Actively contribute to the preparation of
    programme reports, work plans, and budgets
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned
    by the management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
    degree in communications or relevant subject.
  • At least one year of experience in media and
    communications is essential
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to
    detail, and the ability to multi-task
  • Proven exposure and experience in handling
    written and electronic publications
  • Ability to communicate and work in both
    English and local languages (Luganda, Runyakitara or Lusoga) is an added
    advantage
How to Apply:   
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should Apply Immediately by
emailing, together, a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and relevant academic
documents to Human Resources Coordinator, heiferuganda@heifer.org. Please use ‘Local
consultant – Communications Local Consultant,’ as the subject of your email.
Deadline: 12th February 2016

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