Communication Assistant NGO Job Careers – Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)

Job Title:    Communication Assistant
Organisation: Southern
and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Southern and
Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI),
established in 2001, SEATINI Uganda is one of the leading NGOs working on
issues of trade, fiscal and development issues. SEATINI Uganda has focused on
strengthening stakeholders’ capacity to influence trade, fiscal, and related
policies and processes at national, regional and international levels for
sustainable development and improved livelihoods in Uganda and the East African
Job Summary:  The Communication assistant will work
alongside the Documentation and Communication officer to manage the
SEATINI-Uganda external and internal communications. The Communications
assistant will ensure active, consistent and meaningful communication on a
day-to-day basis with SEATINI-Uganda stakeholders through online social media
and print communications. With guidance and support from head of programs,
he/she will ensure that SEATINI-Uganda constituents are informed, and to strengthen
stakeholders’ capacity to influence trade, fiscal, and related policies and
processes through information generation and dissemination, capacity building
and advocacy, alliance building and networking among SEATINI-Ug staff and
partner members
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Managing SEATINI-Uganda social media platforms, including Facebook,
    Twitter, YouTube and sound cloud accounts
  • Supporting SEATINI-Uganda basic media relations, including writing
    press releases and statements, maintaining media database
  • Providing technical support to Media Relations consultants
    contracted for special engagements
  • Measuring and evaluating SEATINI-Uganda online print communications
    and media relations
  • Editing communication materials written by SEATINI-Uganda staff and
    ensuring all communications adhere to the organization’s standards
  • Develop effective corporate communication strategies and Manage
    internal communications (memos, newsletters etc.)
  • Build relationships with advocates and key persons and Liaise with
    media houses in handling requests for interviews, statements etc.
  • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from senior
  • Ensure timely and appropriate dissemination of information collected
    and developed for uploading onto the website
  • Disseminate information to stakeholders and keep record of this
  • Collect and develop information for uploading on the website
  • Work closely with other information centers for information sharing
    and development in line with strategic objectives.
  • Catalogue /organize all information materials acquired by
  • Keep staff informed on the information resources acquired
  • Collect, compile and update information needs of the organization
  • Identify relevant information bodies to work with. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    public relations, communications or related field
  • Extremely detail oriented and comfortable developing and/or working
    with project plans/timelines
  • Highly flexible and able to work effectively under pressure and
  • Previous exposure and experience in a communication working
    environment is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in copywriting and editing
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in MS Office; photo and video
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
  • Excellent command of English
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should address their applications and
resumes/CVs including three (3) referees to; The Country Director, Southern and
Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI-Uganda),
deliver them to SEATINI-Uganda Offices on Plot 806, Block 213 Bukoto-Kisaasi
Road, P.O Box 3138, Kampala, Uganda. 
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 10th August 2018, 17:00hrs
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