Media & Communications Specialist Jobs – Building Tomorrow

 

Job Title:        Media & Communications
Specialist

Organization:
Building Tomorrow

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Started in 2006,
Building Tomorrow improves access to child-friendly, community-supported
schools by providing an inclusive, transformative education for underserved
children. Through our Thriving Schools program, we deploy Building Tomorrow
Fellows, the change agents who recruit and train Community Education
Volunteers, together bringing out-of-school children into the classroom while
working with school leadership to ensure access to an inclusive, transformative
school environment. We also work hand-in-hand with local communities, the
Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Education to construct new primary
schools where no formal primary school exists. With a full-time staff of 105,
Building Tomorrow reaches over 101,000 students each day. Building Tomorrow has
received funding and recognition for its innovative work from the Clinton
Global Initiative, Educate a Child, Echoing Green, the Segal Family Foundation,
and Forbes Magazine.

 

Job Summary:  The Media & Communications Specialist will
lead media strategy and create content for social media, donor reports,
training materials, and other related outputs. You will also coach local
Building Tomorrow staff and community-based education change agents to create
high-quality content and better tell their own stories.

 

The content you
create and manage will target audiences in the international donor community,
leaders in Uganda, and people in the communities where we work. It will reflect
Building Tomorrow’s human-centered values, and elevate the dignity, talent, and
diversity of the people whose stories you tell.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Serving
as the chief storyteller, developing and publishing media content to increase
the public’s awareness of Building Tomorrow, to drive engagement, fundraising,
and sector influence.

·        
Leading
media strategy development by identifying trends and best practices among
similar organizations, opportunities for increased visibility, and establishing
data-driven engagement targets.

·        
Shadowing
in-country staff in the field, interviewing students, teachers, employees,
Fellows, parents and community leaders, and sharing their stories.

·        
Capturing
high-quality pictures and video that demonstrates Building Tomorrow’s impact,
and content that can be used to train staff, teachers, or other partners.

·        
Writing
blogs, press releases, and informational and human-interest publications, for
use in Building Tomorrow’s marketing and donor communications.

·        
Collecting,
vetting, and refining stories, photos, and video from the field for use in
donor reports.

·        
Coaching
Building Tomorrow staff and Fellows to improve the quality and efficacy of
their own storytelling.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The applicant
must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

·        
Previous
experience in a communications/media-focused role, ideally for an international
organization.

·        
In-depth
understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

·        
A high
level of competence in at least one video/photo editing program (e.g. Adobe
Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere) with a capacity to quickly learn more.

·        
Excellent
communication skills – strong writer and skilled storyteller with
professional-level oral and written fluency in English.

·        
Experience
in intercultural work environments; international work or volunteer experience
preferred.

·        
Ability
to live and work in Uganda, traveling regularly and independently to remote
areas with minimal infrastructure.

·        
A
learner’s heart – curious, studious, growth-oriented, and excited to share what
you learn.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants for this
role are asked to submit the following through the Media & Communications
Specialist job posting at the link below:

·        
A
statement of interest of no more than one page explaining why you are a great
fit for this role

·        
A brief,
concise resume

·        
Your
salary requirements

·        
A
portfolio of your best 3–4 pieces of media content (videos, blog posts,
photographs, etc.)

·        
Please
note, due to our cross-border operations, no offline applications will be
accepted.

 

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