Communications Specialist/ Communications Expert Non-profit Jobs – FSD Uganda (FSDU)

Organisation:  FSD Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
About US:
Uganda (FSDU) is an independent, not for Profit Company. We support innovation,
conduct research and help improve policy and regulation. Our objective is a
deeper, broader and more inclusive financial sector in Uganda. Our aim is to improve
the livelihoods of Uganda’s low-income households through a market development
Job Summary: The Communications Specialist/ Communications
Expert will steer FSD Uganda’s team in the implementation of an effective
communication strategy that supports the delivery of FSD Uganda objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support in the
    implementation of FSD Uganda’s strategic & Operational through the
    development and implementation of a sound Communication Strategy
  • Oversee the implementation of an influencing
    and communications plan that has impact on influencing key stakeholder
    mindset and is effective in influencing change within the industry/sector.
  • Take lead in the building and management of
    relationships with media houses and with key stakeholders, partners and
    FSD Uganda community players
  • Ensure existence of an exciting and
    informative online presence through highly available website and social
    media platform to strengthen FSD Uganda’s visibility, presence (awareness)
    and positioning for opportunities.
  • Lead and manage the Communications team,
    including consultants, to perform and delivery expected objectives and
    meet agreed KPI’s.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should ideally relevant
    qualifications in communications or a related field.
  • Broad working knowledge of Ugandan financial
    market, government regulatory environment, policy or political context.
  • Prior exposure and experience of media
    relations and networking with journalists in Uganda.
  • Good project management skills and experience
  • Previous experience of commissioning
    consultants, freelancers, agencies and other external service providers.
  • Exceptional written communication skills,
    including the ability to write copy for a range of audiences and formats
    based on complex, technical content e.g. press releases, blogs, articles,
    scripts and website content.
  • Excellent verbal communication, including the
    ability to ‘sell in’ stories and ‘cold-call’ journalists.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a high
    level of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure with
    minimal supervision to prioritize a busy workload.
  • Personal self-confidence.
  • Previous experience of and desire to work as
    part of a team.
  • Critical thinking, inquisitive and innovative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability
    to deal with people at all levels, internally and externally, in a
    confident, assertive and professional manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the
    ability to organize and assist with events.
  • Capable multi-tasking and understanding of
    logistical requirements.
  • Deadline-driven personality.
  • Self-reflection, a willingness to engage in
    regular personal evaluation and a desire for professional development.
  • A mission motivated personality.
  • Possess excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office
    and CMS skills essential).
  • Good graphic design and desktop publishing
    skills (including Microsoft Publisher, the Adobe or Corel suites) are
  • Previous exposure and experience of using
    social media channels (such Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+) and
    extending their reach is desired
  • Prior experience of creating and editing
    digital media and publishing it in a variety of outputs (Storify, Prezi,
    Slideshare, YouTube)  is desired
  • Proven ability to use a still & video
    camera and to edit video quickly and to a professional standard (using
    Adobe Premier Elements).
  • Previous working experience of using
    Mailchimp, Salesforce, Pure360 or other email distribution systems.
  • Previous experience using a contact database.
  • Prior exposure and experience of using
    website CMS.
  • Previous experience working with technical
    experts or academic researchers.
  • Experience working with development
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover
letter and an updated CV (do not attach qualification certificates) via email
Deadline:  20th March 2016 by
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