Communications and Reporting Officer USAID Project Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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

Deadline: 24th September 2019

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