Communications Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Fields Of Life

Job Title:     Communications Officer
Organisation: Fields Of Life
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
About US:
Fields of Life is committed to sharing the Christian faith by
collaborating with local communities and Churches in East Africa to bring about
positive change through the provision of quality education, clean water, health
promotion and other community based projects.
Job Summary: The Communications
Officer will provide a lead role on the management of the communication with a
sole purpose of attaining efficiency and effectiveness in achieving the vision,
mission and the goal of the organisation. The post holder has responsibility
for administering and coordinating the communication processes in the
Key Duties and
  • Develop
    a clear communications protocol for the organization ensuring that this is
    consistent with the guidelines and principles of Fields of Life
  • Implement
    and monitor the delivery of the communications strategy and plan;
  • Formulate
    media information
    packages to mark international days relating the
    organisation’s thematic areas
  • Develop,
    review and edit organisational documents to be shared with stakeholders
  • Conceptualize,
    develop and package various information materials on Fields of Life work
    communications / publicity purposes (e.g. brochures, briefing
    kits, magazines, annual reports, Field notes, videos, etc.);
  • As
    part of the communications strategy and plan, produce and disseminate
    newsletters and other publications for both external and
  • Liaise
    and maintain contact with all stakeholders in implementing the
    communication strategy
  • Keep
    abreast with the initiatives of FOL HQ and adapt in the communication and
    media work
  • Draw
    up budgets for communications and media
    work and activities
  • Carries
    out any other duties as requested by Management.
Administration: Carries out administrative duties associated
with the completion of the duties and tasks of the Communications Executive
  • Monthly
    reports submitte
    d to the line manager and copy to the Head of
  • Quarterly
    reports developed in line with the approved communication work plan and
    approved to guide implementations including achievements, challenges with
    action taken and success story for the inte
    rventions taken.
  • Develop
    and maintain a very good data base for all the photo, videos and success
Additional Responsibilities
  • Gender:
    Mainstream gender in communication activities and promote a gender
    sensitive environment in your work.
  • Risk
    Management: identify possible risks to FOL’s operations and report in a
    timely manner.
  • Outreach:
    Support FOL staff, partners and supported communities including children
    to get deeper understanding and appreciation of the role of faith in
  • Child
    protection: Adhere to FOL’s child protection policy and code of conduct;
    prevent, identify, report and respond to child protection issues and
    incorporate CP in communication activities.
Key Results Areas:
  • Develop
    a communication strategy
  • Development
    of program specific information materials
  • Authoring,
    reviewing & editing documentation
  • Dissemination
    of information materials to stakeholders
  • Documentation
    of organisational achievements
  • Staff
    Communication Trainings
  • Share
    the o
    rganisation’s story in the media

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism/Community Development OR
    Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work and Social Administration,
    Social Sciences or related field
  • Post graduate qualification or certification
    in public relations and customer care or creative writing is desired
  • At least three years’ consecutive
    experience in a similar role, or in writing and editing position at a
    media house.
  • Personal attributes: Self supervisory,
    results oriented, able to work under pressure, high level of creativity.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters
with three professional referees to the address or e-mail below. Application
should be marked as “Communications Officer FOL” Applications may not exceed
Address to:
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, (off Yusuf Lule Road)
Kitante,  P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
– Uganda
Deadline: 16th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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