Communications Assistant NGO Jobs – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

 Job Title:   Communications Assistant

Organisation: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) 

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Regional
Advocacy and Communications Officer (RACO)

Duration: Initial
3 months (Renewable) 

About US:

The Strategic
Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a coalition of civil
society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Djibouti, Somalia and Somaliland. SIHA was founded in 1995 by a collection of
women’s groups with the view of strengthening the capacities of women
organizations in the Horn of Africa countries. SIHA advocates for social change
and gender equality for men and women in the Horn region and works specifically
on: gender equality, women rights activism, women economic empowerment,
eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting human rights, peace
building and conflict transformation, enhancing women’s leadership and
political participation and the production and dissemination of knowledge.

Job Summary:  SIHA is looking for a savvy Communications
Assistant to come aboard our organization for a dynamic employment opportunity.
The Communications Assistant will ensure effective implementation of SIHA’s
communication and advocacy strategy, media relations and organizational
outreach efforts. Central to this function will be the provision of
communications support to Advocacy and Communications Division and curation of
SIHA’s social media interaction across a multitude of platforms under the
direct supervision of the Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer.  If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of
communications trends, social media, research and/or advocacy, you’re exactly
what we’re looking for. Talented young women and men with an interest in gender
are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assist the SIHA
Network Communications and Advocacy Working Group in the following tasks:

with the preparation and production of communication materials, including fast
facts brochures, newsletters and publications;

SIHA Network social media on a regular basis with relevant material,
highlighting key events and achievements;

in conducting any campaigns and events that the SIHA Network Communications and
Advocacy division undertake;

support in developing press and public statements capturing key messages of
SIHA Network’s work;

towards the development of new vectors of communication to support the
Communications and Advocacy division;

in planning and implementing new initiatives from the division;

in writing press releases and feature articles related to activities/events;

the RACO with any other duties as may be assigned;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

The applicant
must hold a University degree in the field of social studies and gender, public
relations communications, journalism or equivalent;

Have at
least 2 to 4 years of work experience in the field of gender and/or development
cooperation preferably within civil society, human rights NGOs or donor
organizations, with preference being focused work in the human rights field and
similar sectors;

applicant should have a strong combination of studies and work experience in
the fields of women, human rights and development in the African context, East
and Horn of Africa;

knowledge  of digital tools and social

Proven  experience and interest  in the field of advocacy  and 
communication, especially new media;

editing and revising skills; 

command of written and spoken English is a mandatory;

to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;

to write clearly and concisely;

sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members
of different national and cultural backgrounds;

Key Competencies

and practical-minded


writing skills



computer skills


SIHA’s Values: Equality, Solidarity, Ethical, Diligence, Transparency,
Humility, Resilience, Critical-thinking, Discipline, Courageous, Integral, Empathy,
Collectiveness, Determination, Rationality, Diversity, Innovation, Democracy,
Learning, Self-critical

How to Apply:

All interested candidates
are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing her/his
motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, to SIHA’s Human
Resources Department Please enter “Application
Materials: Communications Assistant”. Due to the anticipated volume of
applications, please note that SIHA will contact only shortlisted candidates.
We thank you for your interest in joining SIHA!

Deadline: 17th June 2019

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