Communication & Media Relations Officer NGO Jobs – Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI)

Job Title:     Communication & Media
Relations Officer

Organization: Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Civic Engagements

About US:

Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI) is an independent,
non-partisan, Pan-African NGO and public policy think-tank that also implements
socio-economic development initiatives particularly among peripheral and cross
border communities. Since 2003, AFLI has devoted efforts to the well-being of
people of Africa through research, policy options, mentoring young leaders,
promoting accountability through leaders, monitoring as well as through
life-changing interventions in peace, security and health.

Job Summary:  The Communication & Media Officer (CMO)
will support AFLI activities in the areas of producing and ensuring the quality
of written communication materials as well as facilitating the process of
producing high quality reports, strategic planning materials, public outreach
materials, policy briefs, meeting notes and other documents. The CMO will also
play a key role in facilitating communication and dialogue on AFLI project
activities both internally across AFLI office operating units and with external
stakeholders. The CMO will also contribute to AFLI programme activity planning,
design and reporting processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Implement AFLI’s Communication Strategy in
consultation with senior management team, staff and partners.

·       
Provide support to the AFLI leadership team by
effectively communicating organisational goals, achievements and information
through mass media channels, including social media.

·       
Develop, implement and evaluate AFLI’s social
media strategy, including maintaining the institution’s presence on platforms,
such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

·       
Manage, maintain and constantly update AFLI
website to effectively communicate the brand identity and the organisation’s
mission and vision.

·       
Support AFLI in the writing, production and
editing of key written documents, including formal reports, briefing memos,
public outreach materials, success stories related to project activities and
accomplishments, fact sheets, Power Point presentations, policy briefs and
high-level meeting summaries.

·       
Develop and maintain relationships with
accredited journalists and media outlets in Uganda and beyond the borders.

·       
Monitor media content on a continuous basis and
advise on coverage opportunities for AFLI.

·       
Develop media pitches and seek proactive
coverage opportunities in consultation with AFLI senior management.

·       
Write and distribute media releases on relevant
subjects and activities to advance AFLI’s strategic agenda.

·       
Lead the production of AFLI’s communication
collateral, including an e-newsletter, parliamentary performance scorecard
bulletins, brochures, banners and other promotional materials.

·       
Produce a brand style book and operationalise it
among internal and external stakeholders.

·       
Customise all branding materials to align with
the corporate identity guidelines; monitor compliance.

·       
Lead the development and delivery of
communication strategies for events, forums and policy submissions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold a bachelors and Masters
in an associated field, such as Public Relations, Journalism, Mass
Communication or a related field from a credible institution.

·       
At least four years of experience in charge of
communications in a NGO, Government or media organisation.

·       
Previous experience in media relations and a
proven track record in social media communication and engagement media
coverage.

·       
Experience in online communications including:
developing and implementing online strategies, social media pages and
maintaining websites.

·       
Demonstrated ability to work independently and
flexibility to work with a team.

·       
Demonstrated ability to organise work, manage
time, determine priorities and meet strict deadlines.

·       
High level of integrity, commitment and ability
to uphold confidentiality

·       
Ability to tolerate cultural and religious
diversity in the work place

·       
Demonstrated ability to listen to and support
programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and
participatory manner.

·       
Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda.

·       
Excellent communications, presentation and
writing skills

·       
A team player who is willing to work with others

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should
submit their applications with scanned copies of their qualifications and CV and
three (3) referees to the Head of Operations and Program Support at:
info@aflinstitute.net

NB: Canvassing and
lobbying candidates will be disqualified. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.

Deadline: 2nd March 2020

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