Communications Officer Youth SEECs Non-profit Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organization: Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Communications Manager
About US:
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational
international development agency of the Aga Khan Development Network promoting
creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and
economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. In Uganda, AKF is managing a
robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes
programmes in education, early childhood development, sustainable economic
development and civil society strengthening. 
Aga Khan Foundation is implementing the ‘Promoting Youth Social and
Economic Empowerment through Civil Society and Local Authorities (Youth SEECs)
Project.’
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer, Youth Social and Economic Empowerment through Civil
Society and Local Authorities (Youth SEECs) will have the primary
responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing communication
strategies; ‘Promoting Youth Social and Economic Empowerment through Civil
Society and Local Authorities (Youth SEECs)’ project. The incumbent will also
be responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with other relevant
organisations, media outlets, government and other AKDN agencies. The
Communications Officer will work closely with all AKF programme officers and
maintain close interaction with the Partnerships Manager and Country Office
staff.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee project communications for
    awareness and influence by ensuring that relevant project communications
    materials such as brochures, learning briefs, success and human interest
    stories, factsheets, and info graphics are developed and disseminated on
    time to the target audiences through relevant channels.
  • Build and maintain relationships with
    media outlets (print, electronic and web-based), including drafting press
    releases and organising media events, in Uganda to increase coverage of
    educational and youth empowerment issues.
  • Coordinate and monitor internal
    communications via a monthly newsletter and yearly internal communications
    audits.
  • Develop content for AKF East Africa (EA)’s
    platforms including the intranet, social media, and website.
  • Significantly contribute to the
    finalisation and production of high-quality project proposals, donor
    reports, media supplements, documentaries, audio clips, pictures, and
    other audio-visual communication materials.
  • Facilitate donor and partnership visits by
    developing visit schedules/brochures, profiles, background materials,
    briefs and information kits.
  • Organize special events and campaigns to
    promote strategic educational and youth empowerment activities.
  • Monitor, evaluate and document the impact
    of communication initiatives and materials on AKF (EA)’s reputation and
    reach.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The prospective employee should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, public
    relations or relevant field.
  • At least three years’ experience in
    producing a wide range of strategic communications materials with a
    reputable international NGO or in the corporate sector.
  • Exceptional English communications skills
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality
    reports, publications, presentations, documentaries and other
    communications materials.
  • Knowledge of languages spoken in Koboko is
    a plus.
  • Previous exposure and experience in mentoring
    and training staff in communications.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Office
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher). Candidates with basic design and
    layout skills and adept in using Adobe Photoshop and PageMaker will have
    an added advantage.
  • Previous experience carrying out surveys,
    focus groups, and market research is desirable
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover
letter, CV (not exceeding four pages), one piece of written communication (e.g.
blog, feature, op-ed, interest story) produced for the media or external use
and the names and contact information of three referees addressed to Human
Resource & Admin Manager, Aga Khan Foundation (Uganda) via e-mail to:
akfuganda@akdn.org. Please mention the title of the position being applied for.
Deadline: 5th May 2017 by 5:00PM

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