23 February 2017

Fresher Volunteer Communications Specialist NGO Careers - International Justice Mission (IJM)

 Job Title:        Volunteer Communications Specialist
Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Media and Communications Manager
About Us:
The International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a whole.

Job Summary: The Volunteer Communications Specialist will support the Casework and System Reform team as a Volunteer Communications Specialist, working to bring substantive relief to widows and orphans.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Office Support:
  • The incumbent will receive calls and respond to all telephone inquiries
  • Track and maintain a caller Data base
Casework Support:  Conduct case intake and client screening based on established criteria.
Message Development:
  • Support the Communications Specialist to coordinate the IJM Kampala’s overall mass media and communications strategy.
  • Adapt messaging for radio, newspaper and other forms of media publication in liaison with supervisor.
  • Translate and contextualize messaging for audiences of various educational levels.
  • Draft, design, translate and edit printed materials for training, education, and awareness raising.
Support and Development:
  • Provide miscellaneous graphic and written resources to members of the IJM team.
  • Cooperate with members of the Casework team in developing stories about IJM cases.
  • Take part in IJM programs to develop professionalism and Christian formation.
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and volunteers.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Mass communication, Human Rights or related field
  • One year of experience in media relations or related field.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) or similar program
  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed.
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values.
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication.
  • Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude.
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with excellent writing and speaking in both.

How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to: ugandarecruiting@ijm.org

OR by mail:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA

By Hand:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda

NB: A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Deadline: 31st March 2017

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