Communication Officer NGO Job Careers – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

 

Job Title:    Communication Officer

Organization:  Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Business Development Manager

 

About US:

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and
development organization currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America
and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United
States of America and Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the
Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat
implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and
Livelihoods; Health/ Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction, with the Head
office located in Kampala. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty
World-wide.

 

Job Summary:  The Communication
Officer will provide technical support to the Programs and Business Development
department in designing Food for the Hungry publications and contributes to the
development and improvement of the design, branding and layout and improvement
of the design, branding and layout of materials produced by Food for the
Hungry. S/he will ensure that communications products and reports are following
Food for the Hungry branding guidelines, provide the best possible
functionality and usability to Food for Hungry partners and contribute to the
overall branding process, Build Capacity of FH staff in media engagement and
communication and Assist FH wide public relations and media risk management.
The position bearer supports different departments and projects across the
organization by designing high quality visual content including branding for
events, information communication and education (IEC) material, flyers, magazines,
newsletters, formal letters and annual reports among others. All these are done
in consistency with Food for the Hungry Branding, communication and media
engagement guidelines.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Support FHU portfolio on documentation and visibility efforts 40%

·       
Support
the program team in quality preparation of Country Office Annual report, based
on project results.

·       
Coordinate
with different programme managers to strengthen FH brand identity by developing
communication products that include digital media, reports, publications,
flyers, posters, etc.

·       
Design
and lay-out of reports and other brand IEC products.

·       
Create
concepts and ideas to visually communicate FH brand and goals.

·       
Support
in collecting articles, stories, photos for the production of the FH newsletter
and Calendars

·       
Update
FH Uganda fn-connect page, ensuring it is regularly updated with latest
materials, information on projects and events.

·       
Partner
with in-house communications team to design concepts for campaigns, events and
other special projects that require media engagements

·       
Engage
in internal communications activities for broad exposure of the organization

Support Key Program Information Management 25%

·       
Support
programs to produce FH portfolio overview (summary of all grants with key
results of the grants) and circulate on a quarterly basis,

·       
Review
specific project and FH Uganda annual reports before Management approval.
Support Programs maintain FH geographic portfolio mapping that captures the
geographic presence of each project.

·       
Support
program documentation of all active grants, proposals, MEAL documents ensuring
easy “irretrievability when needed;

·       
Ensure
Knowledge Management of project closure is implemented by collecting,
reviewing, refining and archiving Past Performance Templates of closing
projects,

·       
Support
Business development in taking Departmental Minutes, prove reading concepts,
proposals, MOU, Partners teaming agreements, official letters etc.

Media Relations Risk management and FH wide Communication 15%

·       
Monitor
news media coverage of FH and humanitarian issues regarding the Uganda Crisis.

·       
Identify
and help respond to any reputation risk issues.

·       
Support
translation of key documents including press release and speeches

·       
Provide
information to the local media (if appropriate)

·       
Provide
social media content to the partnership as required.

·       
Ensure
risk is reported as per FH global protocols and channels.

·       
Perform
other communication duties assigned by the line manager.

·       
Support
in organizing Donor Visits and documentation for marketing and resource
mobilization.

·       
Work in
collaboration with the Business Development Manager to prepare VIP visits and
editing Content such as the Country Director’s speech, Management letters,
reports etc. Communicate internally to FH staff to organize key events,
document pitch stories as and when will be required

Build Capacity of FH Uganda staff on Documentation and Media
engagement. 10%

·       
Conduct
orientation to all FH staff on Communication.

·       
Lead in
rolling out of the communication and media engagement guideline and promote
compliance.

·       
Train FH
Uganda staff in effective communication, documentation of significant change
story, taking quality photos and Video clips.

·       
Train
Management on media risk and presentation.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a University degree in Mass Communications or Journalism,
additional qualification in administrative law is an added advantage.

·       
A
minimum of at least three years’ experience in a similar role with an NGO is a
Must.

·       
Experience
in graphic design and use of graphic design software a must. You need to know
how to use Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe in Design, Adobe
Photoshop at an advanced level. Strong writing and communication skills.

·       
Excellent
organizational skills and ability to work independently Innovativeness and
willingness to learn. Experience in and adequate knowledge of photography and
videography is a plus Website management knowledge would be an added advantage;

·       
Committed
to FH’s mission and vision and values, and particularly to Gender Equity and
Diversity,

·       
Excellent
interpersonal and public relation skills

·       
The
incumbent is obliged to create and maintain an environment that prevents sexual
exploitation and sexual abuse and promote the implementation of the ideal code
of conduct

·       
Create
dialogue and promote awareness about sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
issues with beneficiaries and community stakeholders.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly
stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only
electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/ certificates,
names/contact details of three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources
Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org

 

NB: Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 23rd
October 2020 

 

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