Communications Officer Non-profit Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Communications
and Public Relations Manager
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 supports the work of the National Office Programmes team through
production of communication materials for marketing, grant acquisition,
advocacy and media campaigns. The role among others will also support the
coordination and hosting of media related visits to the ADPs and projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keeping
    the World Vision Uganda Promise to Support Offices (SO) and Donors –
  • Ensuring
    communication/marketing resources are planned, prioritized and resourced
    for effective donor/SO engagements
  • Coordinate,
    plan and support visits to the National Office (scouting of impact
    stories, high quality photos and video footage)
  • Tasked
    with the compilation of communication materials and best practices that
    support growth of income and impact of World Vision work
  • Working
    with Programmes/projects to ensure visibility plans/activities are
    implemented as agreed
  • Support
    the programme Specialists and Communications teams to compile Reports and
Program visibility, branding,
messaging and designing of communications materials.
  • Work
    closely with field teams and partners to develop, pre-test and roll out
    IEC/BCC material (such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures)
    for awareness creation and education.
  • Coordinate
    the design, development and roll out of the campaign and project materials
    by working closely with service providers and the procurement team.
  • Take
    lead in the dissemination of the publications such as research findings,
    policy statements and reports through utilizing meetings and events.
Advocacy and public event
planning and management.
  • Take
    leadership in planning and organizing public events and outreaches
    meetings in line with the World Vision strategic priorities.
  • Build
    the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective
    documentation and communication, as well as dissemination for advocacy
    campaigning and learning.
  • Actively
    participate in project assessments and design 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)
  • Assist
    the field teams in integrating documentation and communication to
    effectively draw lessons and change stories in line with the strategy.
  • Coordinate
    the process of identifying, documentation and dissemination of most
    significant change stories and promising and best practices using
    multi-media platform.
  • Compile
    quarterly reports and bi-annual magazines/newsletters highlighting the
    programme progress and share them with stakeholders and donors.
  • Facilitate
    information sharing at the National Office and field teams with relevant
    publications, reports and news features related to World vision sector

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Communications Officer job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree with preference in communications,
    community development, or related field of study
  • Three
    years’ experience in similar role, preferably with non-government
  • Skills
    in personal computing, email and general office productivity software
    (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign)
  • Experience
    with still photography, videography, and story writing style of
  • Understanding
    of transformational development and ability to translate technical
    language into language that is easily understandable by donors
  • Excellent
    communication and public relations skills with strong English language
    capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex
    ideas and principles
  • Experience
    hosting or working with donors or visitors highly preferred
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: 13th April 2018
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