Fresher Programme and Communications Officer NGO Job Careers – International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)



Organisation: International
Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: 
Executive Director
About US:
International
Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is dedicated to promoting human rights in
situations of conflict and displacement, enhancing the protection of vulnerable
populations before, during and after conflict.
Job Summary:  The programme and communication officer will
be responsible for supporting all of IRRI’s programmes. Reporting to the
Executive Director and working with programme managers s/he will contribute to
research, advocacy and other programme work. The incumbent will also be supporting
IRRI’s communication work, including by creating content and updating IRRI’s
website, social media platforms and newsletters, by supporting the publication
of IRRI research and organising events related to IRRI’s work.Key areas of
responsibility:
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Support
·        
To
ensure overall effective coordination and implementation of a new 9 month IRRI
project in Uganda including managing the project’s finances by monitoring
monthly spend against budget, and ensuring that all financial records are
prepared in accordance with IRRI’s financial procedures. Working in close
liaison with implementing partners and other stakeholders to coordinate
coherent and consistent delivery of the project objectives. Supporting timely
and accurate reporting to funders and IRRI management on the project.
·        
Produce
high quality publications, including by preparing, drafting, editing,
formatting and distributing materials as relevant.
·        
Support
programmatic staff in delivery of IRRI’s programmes including contributing to
programmes designs and strategies.
·        
Support
the programme team in fundraising activities, including identifying new funding
opportunities and participating in proposal writing and budgeting for new
projects on behalf of IRRI.
·        
Provide
administrative support, as necessary.
·        
Support
advocacy and awareness-raising activities with support of IRRI colleagues
·        
Collaborate
with IRRI’s programme managers to support IRRI’s overall programme work and to
identify areas for cooperation and joint action.
Communication
·        
Compile
and distribute monthly updates for key internal stakeholders on programme
activities.
·        
Review
and copy-edit research and other publications as required and support
dissemination.
·        
Lead the
revision of the IRRI’s Communication Strategy.
·        
Establish
and maintain a database of relevant stakeholders for IRRI’s work.
·        
Ensure
development of high quality materials in support of programme implementation.
·        
Update
IRRI’s website, Facebook, Twitter and other online dissemination platforms.
·        
Assist
in identifying and actively seeking media opportunities, preparing and
effectively disseminating targeted messages.
·        
Maintain
and compile all IRRI’s media coverage.
·        
Undertake
a daily media review, create an e-digest of IRRI issues.
·        
Support
with event organisation where necessary.
Other
·        
Manage
IRRI’s interns including delegating some of the work above as appropriate or as
directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant
must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in communication, human
rights, international relations, social science, or a related field.
·        
Two years
of professional experience in programme management, communications and/or
research, with an NGO or international organisation.
·        
Broad knowledge
and understanding of project management, including setting and managing
budgets, ensuring timely delivery of high quality project work and the ability
to produce timely and accurate reports.
·        
Proven
experience in research and analytical skills.
·        
Excellent
attention to detail.
·        
Interest
in refugee issues and wider topic related to human rights and conflict
prevention, and commitment towards promoting right-respecting solutions.
·        
Proactive
and motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision and to work
under pressure and on own initiative.
·        
Excellent
written and oral English language skills.
·        
Willingness
to travel regularly to the field and work outside of office hours as necessary.
·        
Knowledge
of and demonstrated experience in website and social media management.
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communications skills and a good team player.
·        
Knowledge
of an additional regional language.
·        
Experience
working with software such as WordPress, In-Design, Photoshop, etc.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested applicants to submit:
·        
An up-to-date
CV and covering letter (both a maximum of 2 pages) with current salary and
salary expectations
·        
A writing
sample and
·        
Three professional
references.
·        
Any
applications without all four submissions included will not be considered.
Submit via email
with the subject “P&C officer application” to
recruitment@refugee-rights.org
Deadline: 3rd August 2018
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