Communication Officer NGO Career Jobs – War Child Canada (WCC)

Job Title:        Communication Officer
Organization: War Child Canada (WCC)
Reports to: Country
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity organization
registered in Toronto, Canada that works with war-affected communities to help
children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and
justice. War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness
around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.
When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment
opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, an
under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations
combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible.
But by making a long-term investment to create an environment in which
childhood can thrive, the cycle of violence can be broken.
Job Summary: The Communication
Officer will lead and coordinate War Child Canada Uganda’s communication and
outreach work and ensure regular documentation, internal and external
dissemination and promotion of WCC projects activities, operations and events
in Uganda. The position holder will also support the country team in the design
and production of 
Information, Education and
Communication (IEC), internal and external communication, advocacy and
visibility materials.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Communication and Outreach
Management (50%):
  • Work in liaison with the Country Director, Head
    of Programs and Communication
    Manager at WCC Headquarters in the development and implementation of
    country level communications strategy and protocols.
  • Steer the implementation of War Child Canada’s Uganda’s communication work and
    ensure that it is fully understood by the country team.
  • Ensure that all trainings, workshops and public
    education activities are adapted
    in accordance to the Uganda context, and all WCC communication and brand
    guidelines are followed at each level.
  • Work with and support project teams in
    developing and implementing
    context-appropriate Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials
    and community outreach communication packages, including radio spot
    packages and panel discussion programs.
  • Build and maintain internal communication
    activities to keep staff informed of organizational vision, mission, values, and program achievements.
  • Work in close consultation with the Country
    Director and Head of
    Programs, lead on the timely and appropriate production and dissemination
    of success stories of projects, operations and events through
    publications, internal/external newsletters, media, WCC website, and
    social media.
  • Lead and coordinate all activities related to the photography
    and production of documentaries of WCC Uganda projects.
  • Work in liaison with the program teams and
    provide technical support in program design and development process, with particular focus on
    communication and visibility.
  • Conduct regular field visits to WCC project
    sites in order to gather information,
    data, and documentation of best practices and success stories.
  • Support the field program staff in writing and
    producing high quality success stories and other communication materials.
  • Assist the country team and ensue that they
    fully understand and adhere to War Child Canada’s branding guidelines and compliance to
    communication strategy, policy and protocol.
  • Represent WCC Uganda in external communication forums, working groups and
Media Engagement (30%)
  • Build and maintain contacts and relationships
    with key electronic and print media outlets (radio, TV, press) and communicate WCC work, success stories
    and events, and raise the profile of the organization.
  • Support the Country Director in all activities
    related to media engagement including
  • Work in close consultation with the Country
    Director, be responsible to organize and accompany all media visits to WCC project locations, including
    photography and filming of projects.
  • Ensure that War Child Canada’s branding
    guidelines are followed when it comes to communication with media and use of media.
Documentation, Reporting and
Learning (20%):
  • Ensure all policy documents, communication policy, tools and templates are rolled
    out and staff and partners clearly understand these.
  • Prepare and submit regular communication
    related updates as well as monthly,
    quarterly and annual reports to the Country Director.
  • Work closely with the Head of Programs and field program teams to
    collect, document and disseminate success stories, high resolution photos
    or any other communication material required as per HQ for internal and
    external dissemination.
  • Take lead in producing internal WCC Uganda
    monthly updates and
    quarterly newsletters.
  • Liaise with WCC Communication Manager at HQ as
    well as Communication Officers
    in other WCC operation countries, to share best practices and learning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the War Child Canada Communication Officer job placement
    must hold a University degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relation,
    Media Studies or related
  • At least three years of progressively responsible
    and relevant experience working
    in the field of communication or public relations.
  • Previous experience of working in various media formats, including
    photo, audio, video, print and web.
  • Proven experience in managing digital
    communication and social media.
  • Demonstrable skill in computer systems
    including interactive digital media.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language, including strong writing
    skills and ability to adapt style and key messages for different
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal,
    diplomacy and presentation skills.
  • Strong strategic, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with
    the ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
    in a fast-paced team environment,
    while simultaneously managing multiple tasks.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
    and meeting of deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to travel outside
    Kampala, often at short notice and for an extended period of time.
Personal Attributes:
  • Affinity with War Child Canada’s mandate.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with
    qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Creative, energetic, adaptable and flexible.
  • Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines
    and complex problems.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit hard
copies of their curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter in a sealed
envelope to:
Human Resources Manager,
War Child Canada (WCC),
Block 244, Plot 1006, Muyenga. Kampala. Uganda
NB: Please ensure your application envelop has the subject
heading of “Application for Communications Officer, WCC Uganda”
Deadline: 3rd February 2018 by 5:00pm
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