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Job Title:        Communications Assistant
Organization: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Media & Communications Coordinator

About US:
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women's Rights: Governance and Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.

Job Summary:  The Communications Assistant is responsible for the strategic development and management of the country program. The incumbent supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally, continentally and globally through ensuring program alignment to the key strategic objectives and program standards. The jobholder also supports resource mobilisation, specifically for humanitarian/ resilience elements of the strategy as well as Governance and Accountability and Resilient Livelihoods. The incumbent ensures that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Uganda’s program work

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Plan, coordinate, produce and distribute a balanced program monthly newsletter to key stakeholders (internal and external)
·         Manage and update social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Facebook@work, photo databases and YouTube with a clear social media content plan and compelling digital products. This will also include providing regular analytics
·         Consistently, creatively and strategically package information for social media use in a timely manner
·         Content administration of the website - Upload and share up to date content on the organizational website
·         Support documentation of different projects across the program. This will include content gathering, reviewing and providing feedback on products like videos, publications in line with the branding guidelines as well as ensuring that the products are well packaged for the different audiences.
·         Support national and global campaigns by actively participating in planning and implementation processes. The focus will be on digital campaign strategies and digital asset development including share graphics, videos among others.
·         Support the administrative and logistic part of the communications role including reviewing IEC materials, liaising with printers and other suppliers to ensure production of different materials is in line with branding guidelines, organizing press activities among others.
·         Support media relations and engagements including media invites, media pitches as well as preparing media products. You will also work with the existing tools to monitor the media and provide the press clippings as well as regularly update the media contact list
·         Support in seeking ways to creatively communicate our work, enabling the exploitation of new media and online opportunities such as blogging and broadcast technologies.
·         Provide job support to the Acting Media and Communications Coordinator in the implementation of the Annual Operation plan 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Oxfam Communications Assistant job must hold a Bachelors’ degree in Mass Communications.
·         At least one (1) year of demonstrable experience in Communications or similar role.
·         Good understanding and experience of working with the media, skills in managing social and other digital media platforms, experience working across teams to establish digital needs and co- designing digital products, skills and experience in writing for different platforms and packaging information.
·         Experience in sourcing, coordinating and publishing website content.
·         Proficient in MS Office; familiarity with design software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign) and content management systems is a plus.
·         Keen attention to detail, strong team player, Flexibility
·         Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences, openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender, women’s rights, and diversity in all aspects of our work as well as Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
·         Fluent written and spoken English

Competencies
·         Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
·         Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
·         Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
·         Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
·         Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
·         Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.
·         Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
·         Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
·         Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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