Entry Level Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)


Organization: Medical
Teams International (MTI)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Medical Teams
International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development
organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break
barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has
operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary
Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will be responsible
for developing and implementing countrywide communications strategies to
communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Works closely with field
project teams to capture, document and report project activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement communications
    strategies, campaigns and other initiatives to promote the visibility of
    the organization
  • Visit field locations to gather data and
    stories to use in communication materials; share updates with HQ office as
  • Create visibility materials (donor
    branding, sign posts, brochures, newsletters, media releases, etc)
    according to MTI and donor branding guidelines
  • Develop operational activity plan and
  • Monitor budget lines related to
    communications in all projects
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation point
    for communication materials including publications, press releases and
    clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources about MTI,
    its partners and stakeholders.
  • Advise Senior Management Team on
    communications maters and provide editorial support for staff
  • Respond to media requests in accordance
    to MTI policy
  • Host media and other official visitors
    during field visits

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Teams International (MTI)
    Communications Officer job must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass
    Communication, Journalism, International Relations or similar field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of communications experience with a
    humanitarian agency
  • Knowledge of current theories and
    practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role
    of mass media.
  • Knowledge of how to present information
    to different audiences
  • Excellent English communication skills;
    highly articulate verbally and in writing
  • Skilled in conducting interviews and
    managing relationships with media representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Proven writing, editing, design, videography
    and photography skills (Microsoft Word,
  • Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and
    Publisher; Adobe Photoshop).
  • Skilled at producing analytical reports
    and professional publications.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and
Curriculum Vitae including work related references to;

Only online
applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have
fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such
as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped
files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.

Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for.
Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are
short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal
opportunity employer.

Deadline: 12th July 2019 by 5:00PM

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