Communications Coordinator NGO Job Careers – Save the Children International

Job
Title:          Communications Coordinator 
Organisation: Save
the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is
the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program
presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs
for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child
attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our
mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and
to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create
impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic
programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education,
Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development
and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36
districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda,
Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240 persons. We
save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their
potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work
around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The
Communications Coordinator supports the Head of Advocacy and Communications in
developing and implementing Save the Children Uganda’s overall communications
strategy. The role holder will work closely with programme and field teams to
identify communication priorities, highlight our programme work, support our
advocacy and campaigns, and manage our brand. The role will be expected to
initiate creative ideas and produce engaging communications content and
messaging for multiple different audiences, both external and internal. It will
build and maintain effective relationships with media; help organise events;
and strengthen the communications capacity of our staff and partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Communications Coordinator
    job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g.
    mass communication, social sciences, development studies, education,
    journalism)
  • Five years of experience in communications and media in an
    international NGO or similar
  • Proven ability to spot a good story, transform raw information into
    compelling content, and adapt communication for different audiences
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Ugandan media and communications
    environment
  • Ability to take good quality photographs and/or shoot and edit video
    and travel throughout Uganda
  • Demonstrable evidence of creative thinking and a problem-solving
    approach
  • Computer literacy experience with design and editing software is
    preferred
  • Good understanding of child rights issues and the wider
    socio-political context in Uganda
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title
link below.
Deadline: 18th May 2018
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