Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:        Communications Officer
Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Communication
Manager
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Communications
Officer will support Plan International Uganda to increase its visibility,
reach and engagement, using relevant content to communicate with internal and
external audiences and partners to enhance its business development strategy
and increase its programme portfolio. With a strong digital skillset, the
Communications Officer supports implementation of the communications strategy
across a range of media channels (including social media), telling a compelling
story of our offer and the impact of our work across the programme portfolio,
raising the profile and strengthening brand visibility to existing and new
audiences in Uganda and beyond. The job holder demonstrates an understanding of
Uganda’s operating context, the organisation’s aims, stakeholders and target
audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop and Disseminate
Communications Products, strategies and guidelines
  • Designs, manages, and facilitates the
    implementation of communications strat
    egy
  • Coordinates and produces quality publications
    to profile Plan International Uganda interventions and impact.
  • Develops and implement plan(s) of action and
    activities for strategic communication and promotion
Programme visibility, branding
and messaging
  • Works with programme teams and partners to
    develop, pre-test and roll out communications materials (such as
    documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) for awareness creation and
    education.
  • Coordinates the design, development and roll out
    of the
    campaign and project
    materials (such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) by
    working closely with service providers and the procurement team.
  • Takes lead in the dissemination of the
    publications such as research findings, policy statements and
    reports through utilising strategic
    meetings and events d in the dissemination of the publications such as
    research findings, policy statements and reports through utilising
    strategic meetings and events
Advocacy and public event
planning and management
  • Takes
    leadership in planning and organising public events and outreaches
    meetings in line with the Plan International Uganda strategic priorities.
  • Builds the technical capacity of staff and
    partners in order to carry out effective documentation and comm
    unication, as well as dissemination for
    advocacy campaigning and learning.
  • Participates in project assessments and designs
    to ensure integration of documentation and communication as well as
    dissemination strategies.
  • Enhanced
    documentation of programmes (e.g. through promising practices, best
    practices and most significant change stories)
  • Supports programme and field teams in
    integrating documentation and communication to effectively draw lessons
    and change stories in line with the strategy
  • Coordinates the processes of identifying , documentation and dissemination of
    most significant change stories and promising and best practices using a
    multi-media platform
  • Compiles quarterly reports and bi-annual
    magazines/ ne
    wsletters
    highlighting the programme progress and share them with stakeholders and
    donors
  • Develops and enhances strong partnerships with
    community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil
    society for promotion of participation in soc
    ial and behavioural changes supportive
    of programme goals
  • Makes monthly progress reports to line manager.
Media and publicity messaging
  • Builds linkages/partnerships with media
    companies to promote ongoing conversation about child well-being at
    national
    level and in the
    districts.
  • Designs and packages key audio and visual
    messages and ensure placements in different media houses
  • Supports programme managers to commission high
    quality and creative photography and videography which captures the
    essence a
    nd impact of our
    work.
  • Works with the media partners to promote the
    Plan International Uganda agenda and specifically target policy makers
    through strategic and cost effective communications approached
  • Participates in strategic networks including
    Minis
    try levels, to promote
    the Plan International Uganda profile
  • Participates in promoting Plan International
    Uganda’s visibility on existing Plan International Platforms (such as
    Planet and Media Bank ) and approved social media sites
  • Build capacity of staff in communications and media
    relations.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Communications Officer job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor
    degree required with preference in mass communications, journalism,
    community development, or related fields.
  • Five
    years’ experience in similar role, preferably with Non-Governmental
    Organisations.
  • Experience
    with still photography, videography, and story writing style of
    communication
  • Excellent
    communication and public relations skills with strong English language
    capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex
    ideas and principles
  • Experience
    with personal computing, email and general office productivity software
    like Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience
    hosting or working with donors preferred
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 13th April 2018
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