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Communications Officer NGO Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:            Communications Officer
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Communications Coordinator

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Communications Officer WNRR will support the West Nile Refugee Response Program to achieve its strategic objectives through; production of high quality communication resources (stories, photos, videos) for internal and external use, supporting grant acquisition processes, media engagements, VIP field visits, inter-agency coordination, branding and visibility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Writing Impact Stories, taking high quality photos, Videos and audio)
  • Identifying, documenting and dissemination of most significant change/need stories and promising best practices
  • The jobholder will gather compelling visual resources (photos, videos, audio) for awareness creation and donor engagements.
  • Create monthly content for webpage and social media channels
  • Pitch News angles to local and international media
  • Support programs team to prepare reports and other donor-engagement materials
  • Provide support in producing the West Nile Refugee Response Monthly Situation report and News Letter
Media/VIP /donor visits and engagements
  • Provide support in the planning for media field visits. (Working on itineraries/ doing pre-visits to locations)
  • Participate in weekly/monthly inter-agency coordination meetings
  • Ensure all journalists/media crews get media accreditation before they proceed to the response location.
  • Ensuring all visitors and media crews read, understand and sign on our child protection protocols
  • Ensuring all VIP guests are treated with utmost professionalism and care
Brand management, Visibility and reputation risk
  • Reputation risk monitoring and key messaging
  • Ensuring all field programs and staff have adequate branding and visibility materials.
  • Tasked with ensuring proper usage of the World Vision logo and colors for all branded materia

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Communications Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications/journalism/media studies
  • Three years’ experience in similar role, preferably with non-government organization
  • Candidates should be proficient with Skills in editing software like adobe InDesign, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Premier pro, or Publisher
  • Strong writing and editing skills required
  • Video and photography skills required
  • Interviewing skills and ability to create safe spaces for conversations
  • Strategic thinking
  • Good coordination skills
  • Be a self starter

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 15th December 2017

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