Communication and Public Information Officer NGO Jobs – Strømme Foundation (SF)

Job Title:  Communication and Public Information Officer

Organisation: Strømme
Foundation (SF)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: PMEAL
Advisor

About US:

Strømme Foundation
(SF) is a Norwegian International Non-Governmental Organisation. From its Head
Office in Kristiansand, Norway, SF works through a field structure comprising
Regional and Country Offices in Asia, West Africa and East Africa, to implement
projects in the areas of promoting inclusive education, ob creation and
strengthening the capacity of local communities. SFs field structure works
closely with local partners in implementing projects and programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design, implement and monitor SFEA’s regional communication strategy
    targeting key audiences, including the general public, the media, private
    and public development partners and other NGOs in the region. Work in
    close collaboration with the Communication and Marketing Department to
    strengthen communication channels between SF-KRS and the region.
  • Drive communication at the regional level by guiding and
    coordinating the
  • work of communication focal points in offices and projects in the
    region.
  • Pro-actively identify the need for dratt, produce and edit
    intormation products such as electronic newsletters, op-eds, brochures,
    press releases, social media material, and contributions to audiovisual
    programmes and articles for SF target audiences.
  • Prepare material and contribute to the SF website and social
    media  channels.
  • Assume editorial responsibility for content
  • Take photographs and contribute to the SF photo library.
  • Prepare video content and drail script.
  • In close consultation with relevant departments in SF-KR6, draft
    timely Inputs to regular progress reports for submission to SF donors.
  • Draft and edit speeches for regional management as well as briefing
    documents, and various correspondence, including those required by senior
    management at SF-KRS.
  • Organize media coverage and arrange for interviews and briefings.
  • Respond to enquiries from the media or the public.
  • SF staff members shall be expected to be faithful to the founding
    values and inspiration of the organisation and demonstrate consistent
    commitment to the  organisation’s
    ideals and vision
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and
    communication channels with relevant opinion leaders, social media
    operatives, news services, editors, etc. to encourage accurate reporting of
    SF’s activities.
  • Develop and maintain media and other contacts lists.
  • Actively seeks to leverage SF communications for a wider audience
    and greater Impact
  • Work with SF-KRS on the most effective advocacy campaigns and
    communication for development opportunities, including identifying
    possible advocates and overseeing their activities.
  • Support proactively global, regional and country level fundraising
    activities through effective advocacy strategies and activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold an advanced university degree in
    communication, journalism, international relations, liberal arts or other
    relevant discipline.
  • At least five years of professional experience in communication,
    public information or related fields of work.
  • Experience at the International level would be an advantage.
    Languages Fluency in English, written and spoken. Ability to communicate
    in Kiswahili will be added advantage.
  • Excellent writing and presentations skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt messages to culturally diverse audience
  • Ability to communicate messages with the perspective of a donor
    audience in mind
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications for information collection,
    web management and dissemination, and social media.
  • Ability to evaluate information needs and to provide appropriate and
    targeted information accordingly.
  • Knowledge of audio/visual production techniques and methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and oversee a public
    information/communication programme of activities.
  • Creativity and ability to conduct interviews, especially involving
    the media.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and work on
    own Initiative as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate
    gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes

How to Apply:

All candidates
should hand deliver or eMail their applications, detailed Curriculum Vitae and
contacts of three referees to: The Regional Director, Strømme Foundation, Plot
1, Kololo Hill Drive

Email to: recruitmentsea@stromme.org

Deadline: 5th July 2019

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