EU Project Communication Officer Jobs – Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Job Title:       Communication Officer
Organisation: Belgian Development Agency (BTC)
Funding Source: European Union (EU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Belgian
Development Agency, BTC Uganda mobilizes its resources and expertise to
eliminate poverty in the world. They support more than 200 cooperation projects
in 20 countries including Africa, Asia and Latin America.
About EU Project:
The
EU Commission established the Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing
the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (EU-TF)
on 20.10.2015 and signed the Constitutive Agreement in La Valletta on
12.11.2015 during the EU-Africa Summit in Valetta. As part of the EU-TF,
BTC-Uganda is preparing and intervention to enhance ‘livelihood and labour
market relevant skills for youth, women and girls of the refugees and host communities.’
The intervention will build on policy and practice and will contribute to
improved employment opportunities for refugees and their host communities
through short and medium term Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Support
in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua districts in North-Western Uganda (Northern
Uganda). The intervention is fully integrated into the Support to the Refugee
Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda programme of the EU trust
fund. This intervention will follow a similar reform approach applied by
Belgian funded “support to implementation of Skilling Uganda strategy”, which
is supporting a nationwide reform process following a wide and overarching
sectorial analysis, and will be implemented under the Belgian Development
Agency, BTC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Coordination of
communication and visibility activities 40%
  • The incumbent will set-up the communication
    and visibility framework and manual following EU guidelines on visibility
    for the various EU Emergency Trust Fund project’s components;
  • Be available as Single Point of Contact
    (SPOC) on Communication and Visibility for EU delegation and the three different
    implementing partners;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the communication exchange
    and meetings between the three implementing partners of EU Emergency Trust
    Fund through:
    • Regular COMM meetings,
    • Regular monitoring visits to the 3
      district areas;
  • Significantly contribute to the development,
    mainstreaming and quality assurance of communication and visibility material
    for various components of the EU Emergency Trust Fund;
2. Advocacy and knowledge
sharing 30%
  • Oversee the promotion campaign or (SD component
    of the EU Emergency Trust’ Fund, promoting the participation of specific
    disadvantaged groups in Business Technical Vocational Education and
    Training (BTVET);
  • Actively contribute to the mainstreaming of
    other cross cutting issues in the communication of the project, including
    disability, environment, and HIV-AIDS
  • Support knowledge sharing on communication In
    BTVET provision at both regional and central level targeting different
    social and gender groups;
3. Reporting: 30%
  • Compile best practises and lessons learned
    amongst 3 implementing partners of EU Emergency Trust Fund for
    dissemination purposes;
  • Collect, edit and publish dissemination
    material for 3 implementing partners of EU Emergency Trust Fund for
    dissemination purposes (e.g. for EU day);
  • Actively contribute to SDF progress and
    activity reports and compile lessons learned from SDF supported
    activities;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the EU Project
    Communications Officer should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in
    communication/ social sciences/ business management & administration/
    education;
  • A minimum of four years of proven, relevant
    experience in communication
  • Previous exposure and experience working for
    civil society, bilateral or a multilateral agency would be an advantage.
  • Soft skills such as to work in a team, to
    work autonomously, etc.
  • Good ICT skills in Word, Excel, Power point,
    Communication platforms;
  • The applicant should have no objection to
    undertake regular field missions & working overtime.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent writing and
    reporting skills;
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their
updated CVs, motivation letters and sustaining documents to Belgian Development
Agency BTC, Lower Kololo Terrace 1B, Kololo, Kampala. Uganda. Please clearly
indicate the position you apply for on the envelope.
Deadline: 11th March 2016 by 4:00pm.
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