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Job Title:         Communications and Reporting Officer
Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About USAID Project:
CRS is leading a consortium of 7 implementing and technical partners to run a five-year USAID/FFP funded $35 million program called Nuyok to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja - Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak - which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. At the end of the program, sustainable results will include empowered, resilient, healthy families; responsive, inclusive governance; and a vibrant private sector that engages smallholders at every level

Job Summary:  The Communications and Reporting Officer for CRS/Uganda’s Nuyok project is responsible for developing and executing a communications plan for raising the project’s profile with target audiences, including donors, partners, local media, national and local government, the Catholic Church and others in coordination with the country program Communications Officer. S(he) will work closely with the Communications Officer to ensure strategic alignment of communications, consistent messaging and a strong brand identity. The Communications Officer creates content and uses effective communications channels. This includes regularly developing success stories on project’s participants and communicating through various channels, multimedia and reports as required, as well as ensuring CRS’ compliance with donor branding and marking requirements. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Document Nuyok activities in the communities using photographs, films and interview of project participants and other stakeholders as appropriate for case studies and success stories;
  • Write weekly bulletins and monthly updates for USAID in consultation with program teams;
  • Support Nuyok sector leads write quarterly and annual technical reports of good quality following donor guidelines;
  • Use information contained in technical reports to design and write quarterly and annual summary updates for dissemination to national and local government (district and sub-county officials) and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure CRS global branding compliance and compliance with donor marking and branding guidelines. Provide copy-editing to materials developed by program staff and mentor staff for improved writing standards;
  • Provide marketing and communications support for learning events, including signage, handouts, talking points, photos, liaising with media, and convene local media whenever an event on Nuyok takes place and is required;
  • Manage the Nuyok DFSA microsite in liaison with the CRS HQ communications team;
  • Coordinate with the CRS Uganda Communications Officer, East Africa Regional Information Officer and HQ Communications team to ensure amplification of content and that relevant HQ departments benefit from communications materials produced


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Communications and Reporting Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or related fields is required. Master’s Degree is a plus
  • At least five years of marketing and communications experience, preferably with development or humanitarian NGOs
  • Excellent knowledge and copy-writing/editing in English
  • Experience in accessible formats of communication tools
  • Experience with media and public relations
  • Experience in photography
  • Basic knowledge of photo editing and design tools such as photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of web management and editing tools
  • Familiarity with the fields of socio-economic development and humanitarian action
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently in area of responsibility
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required
  • Knowledge of Nga’karamajong will be an advantage


Personal Skills
  • Strong communication (written and oral), analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent planning and time management skills with attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in a fast-moving work environment
  • Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

How to Apply:
All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – COMMUNICATIONS&REPORTING OFFICER

All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.

Deadline: 24th September 2019

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