Communications and Learning Coordinator NGO Jobs – GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
About US:
GOAL International
is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works
to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the
vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in
16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
GOAL leads a
Consortium with Mercy Corps, VSO and Restless Development to implement the
Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) program in
partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. DYNAMIC is a five-year program
(2015-2020) that aims to increase the employment, self-employment, income and
resilience of youth aged 15-24 by promoting effective and efficient agricultural
market systems for and with youth.
Job Summary:  DYNAMIC requires a creative and technically
strong communications expert to design, produce and disseminate multi-media
materials based on the programmatic learning designed into DYNAMIC for multiple
internal and external audiences. Reporting to the DYNAMIC Program Director and
working very closely with the GOAL Uganda MEAL 
Coordinator, the post holder needs to be someone who will inject energy
and creativity into our content strategy and communicate with various audiences
in an innovative and engaging way. The successful individual will be expected
to spend significant time with the program teams across all nine target
districts in Northern Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Works collaboratively across the consortium organizations, and
    especially with the technical and MEAL team to develop a comprehensive
    research driven learning plan and ensure that research results from the
    MEAL team are translated into timely and valuable content for specific and
    identified internal and external communications and dissemination. 
  • Lead and facilitate the prioritization, process and technical
    aspects of a wide array of learning content and data compilation related
    to DYNAMIC market system program impacts, in view of informing future
    program efforts.
  • Oversees the plan, development, creative design, production and
    dissemination of high-quality communication and learning materials such as
    learning briefs, case studies, success/challenge stories, newsletters,
    blogs, photo journals and videos.
  • Keeps regular contact with Program Director, MEAL Coordinator,
    Deputy Program Directors, Market Development Advisor and Market Systems
    Advisor (Dublin based) to update on the progress of the development of
    learning agenda and materials and provide ongoing support for the
    successful disseminations and external communications. 
  • Keep the DYNAMIC communications and branding strategy up to date and
    relevant; contribute to brand management, marketing of DYNAMIC program and
    overall communications efforts.
  • Liaise with Dublin Communications team to develop messaging and plan
    potential dissemination and media outreach around DYNAMIC program stories
    relevant to external audience including the program funder
  • Serve as liaison to key local, national and international media (in
    accordance to GOAL media policy)-, serving as DYNAMIC program
    spokesperson, writing and editing press materials.
  • Prepare timely, accurate and interactive bimonthly DYNAMIC
  • Participate in donor meetings, government meetings/event,
    agricultural events and conferences and provide feedback or report on key
    take ways and learnings of external events.
  • Undertake other tasks as agreed with the Program Director. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Communications and
    Learning Coordinator job placement must have at least five years of experience
    in a similar role.
  • An excellent understanding of creative communication and copywriting
  • Experienced in creating and publishing content
  • Experienced in shooting, editing and publishing high quality video
  • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to proof documents
    to an international standard.
  • Possess a good understanding of and eye for creative design and
    competency using design and video editing software packages (e.g. Adobe
  • A relevant communications / media third level degree
  • Media registration in Uganda
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit
their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2
professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most
recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager,
GOAL Uganda on the email: PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
CERTIFICATES, indicate the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 21st November 2018 
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