Communications Officer NGO Careers – Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network


Job Title:        Communications Officer

Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Communications


About US:

The Women’s
Situation Room (WSR) is a neutral, non-partisan mechanism that mobilizes women
and youth to promote peaceful and democratic electoral processes. The WSR also
promotes the enhanced participation of women in peace building in line with the
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.


Founded by The Angie
Brooks International Centre in Liberia, the WSR was first implemented in 2011
during the presidential elections in Liberia. It has, since then, been
replicated in Uganda in 2016 and in other African countries including Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It has been acknowledged as an
effective mechanism for promoting peaceful elections by the United Nations
Security Council and by the African Union, which requested that the WSR be
implemented in all African elections.


The WSR involves all
electoral stakeholders in consultative engagements to ensure peace before,
during and after elections. It includes a physical Situation Room where women
are involved in advocacy for peace; political and legal analysis of the
situation; and interventions that may include mediation to avert conflict.


The overall
objective of the WSR Uganda 2021 is to promote the full and active
participation of women and youth in ensuring peaceful elections and to
contribute to the strengthening and refinement of the WSR mechanism for
ensuring peace in African elections. The Women’s Situation Room Uganda will be
hosted by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET); with the Women’s International Peace
Centre serving as the WSR Secretariat.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Communications
Manager, the Communications Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Contribution to the development and implementation of WSR
    Communications Strategy
  • Design, management, maintenance and regular updating of the WSR
    website and social media platforms
  • Support to the Communications Manager in the conduct of a proactive
    media campaign of advocacy for peaceful elections
  • Ensuring effective internal communications across all WSR
  • Contribution to the production of communications and knowledge
    products of the WSR
  • Production of WSR impact stories on activities across all regions
  • Provision of technical advice on management and sharing of
    appropriate information on the activities of the WSR in line with WSR
  • Support to the Communications Manager in liaison with the WSR
    Eminent Women, Steering Committee, Regional Communications Officers and
    other stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in
    Communications, Information Management, Journalism, or relevant field
  • Knowledge and understanding of Gender, Peace and Conflict
    Resolution, Mediation and Reconciliation is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in
    communications, advocacy, research and information.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills across a range of
    communications formats and platforms
  • Knowledge of, and solid experience in using a range of standard IT
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required


Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness


How to Apply:

candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with
contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email


The Executive

Plot 1 Martyr’s
Garden B,

Minister’s Village,

Kampala, Uganda


Any inquiries should
be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be
able to start immediately.


Deadline: 20th September 2020


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