Communications Officer NGO Job Careers – ChildFund International

Job Title:     Communications Officer

Organisation: ChildFund

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Protection
& Advocacy Manager

About US:

For over seventy
years globally, ChildFund International has been providing help to deprived,
excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives
and opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting
and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose
individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing
the worth and rights of children.

Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will be responsible
for management of the Country Office communications strategy that positions and
showcases a coherent message on the organization’s core intent, the country’s
programs and advocacy initiatives, and enhances visibility and brand
recognition. Position supports both external and internal communications..

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implement a comprehensive in-country communication strategy that
    profiles the impact of ChildFund’s work, using written and visual
  • Develop, implement and maintain an in-country online communication
    presence using the web and social networks and lead new approaches to
    creating and distributing multi-media content related to ChildFund in
  • Create and deliver content-stories, photos, video, quotes, and other
    information – that help the organization build and nurture relationships
    with donors and the general public, globally. Proactively share stories
    and visual assets with the International Office and Alliance partners.
    Provide high-quality English translations of all story material.
  • Ensure that all content deliverables comply with branding
    guidelines, child safeguarding standards and other controls of the
  • Knowledge Management & Learning Support: Develop and/or ensure
    your teams develop learning and knowledge products that meet standards and
    enable organization-wide learning and sharing by documenting approaches,
    project and program designs and lessons, case studies and other knowledge
  • Act as brand ambassador, responsible for in-country communications,
    including collateral print materials, country digital channels and for
    managing in-country media relations, all toward building the brand.
  • Create and deliver content for public messages and branding of
    ChildFund in country.
  • Generate compelling marketing collateral to support ChildFund
    fundraising initiatives in country.
  • Serve as a member of the global internal communications
  • Act as a champion for internal communications. Support development
    and execution of a global Internal communications strategy and plan in
    partnership with senior leaders, based on assessment of audiences and
    needs and Support internal response to crisis situations which affect
    perception and reputation
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire
    relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong
    safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and
    procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child
    Safeguarding Policy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the ChildFund Communications Officer job
    placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher required in
    Public Relations, Journalism/Corporate Communications Marketing Relations
    or related field.
  • Five years of demonstrated work experience in journalism, marketing,
    public relations, media campaigns, and nonprofit communication or related
    area. Clear grasp of communications strategies and creativity in applying
    them to raise awareness of ChildFund’s activities and achievements.
  • Extensive event organization and promotion experience.
  • Strong experience with website development and content management
  • Ability to express technical concepts in clear, simple language for
    diverse audiences, including the general public.
  • Proficiency in use of social networking and new media tools.
  • Analytical skills with knowledge and good understanding of global
    and national development issues.
  • Proven extensive contact with editors and journalists from
    in-country media.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team and communicate
    effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word and
    Outlook, as well as desktop and web based publishing, photo and video
    editing tools.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae,
academic and professional papers and names of three professional referees with
their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The Country Director, ChildFund
International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: OR
Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road
P.O. Box 3341, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 25th September 2019

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