Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:       Communications Officer
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Sub Area Manager
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 270
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer will be providing high quality communications content on
Save the Children’s work. This will include designing and supporting
communications materials for programme beneficiaries, donors, and other
internal and external audiences. The incumbent may also be called upon to
support project reporting, collating information from project teams.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Communications Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree or higher in Mass communication or related field. Post Graduate
    training in Media or other relevant field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a
    position in an international development organization.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
    Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
    advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
    team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
    capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 26th May 2017 by
Midnight

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