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Advocacy and Communication Officer Career Jobs - National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)


Organisation: National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Coordinator

About US:
The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) is a professional body for Social Workers in Uganda. The Association aims at bringing together all Social Workers in Uganda to contribute to a better professional practice, favorable conditions of work for Social Workers and equitable national development and transformation. The overall aim of NASWU is to promote and facilitate Social Welfare and Social Development in Uganda
Under the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4 Children) a five-year, USAID-funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by CRS. NASWU supports systems and structures at country and regional levels to implement evidence-based interventions that protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation.

Job Summary: The Advocacy and Communication Officer will support advocacy, visibility and branding of NASWU. She/he will play a key role in ensuring that NASWU’s communications are both influential and informative to a full range of stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and implement the NASWU communications and advocacy strategy
  • Provides advice and expertise to Branch Executive Committee structures and officers
  • Develop communications and advocacy materials including newsletters, advocacy briefs, leaflets, reports and promotional materials.
  • Create visibility of NASWU’s strategic involvement within relevant stakeholders
  • Take the lead in organizing media outreaches; arrange all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews and respond to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Develop and maintain a project website for information dissemination.
  • Ensure member recruitment and retention


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree from reputed university in Social Work and Social Administration.
  • Post-graduate training in advocacy and communication.
  • Documented experience in intercultural communication, including a good understanding of NGO structures and USAID project work.
  • Documented experience in advocacy and lobbying with national and community actors

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications and updated CVs (Detailing responsibilities carried out in previous positions) and three referees via Email addressed to:

National Co-ordinator,
National Association of Social Workers of Uganda

Email to: naswu2014@gmail.com (Please indicate clearly on the application subject line the position applied for.)

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 20th April 2018 by 4:00pm

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