Communications Coordinator

 

Communications Coordinator

 

About the Role: GOAL is currently seeking to hire a highly qualified professional to join
our Young Africa Works in Uganda: Markets for Youth team. This is an exciting
opportunity for you to join a dynamic International NGO. If you have first
class experience in communications, and you are a creative and dynamic
personality, you are the one we are looking for!

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

We are looking for
someone who:

·       
Finds
fulfillment in developing and implementing a communication and branding
strategy, and marketing of the program and overall communications efforts.

·       
Exceptional
writer. Writing is a key aspect of the job and you know how to tell a story.
You will be tasked to transform research reports and other program documents
into lively, attractive products as blogs, newsletters, photo journals,
stories, press materials and briefs.

·       
Being a
social media nerd. You develop and manage our program social media outlets and
website. You know what young people are interested in but can easily switch to
more formal audiences as our Donor.

·       
Paying
attention to detail.  We want someone who
is creative and punctual. Who has a very sharp eye for detail. You strive for
perfection: double and triple check texts and graphics before they go out to
ensure that there are no errors.  This is
key to success in this role.

·       
Being a
collaborator. You bring a positive, solutions focused attitude to work every
day. This means that you reflect our values and share your positivity with your
colleagues. You coordinate and collaborate with colleagues – both nationally as
well as internationally, private sector partners, government institutions,
donor, and academic fora. You liaise with our global communications team in
Dublin.

·       
Most of
all you bring a positive, can-do attitude. The team members work hard and with
a lot of energy and commitment; we want our colleagues to share in our
successes and celebrations

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in
this role, you will need:

·       
Postgraduate
degree in communications, journalism, or related, relevant subject

·       
7 years
+ work experience and at least 3 years of demonstrated experience in
Communication component of a donor – funded project, private enterprise, or
media house.

·       
Experience
with projects that use a Making Markets Work for the Poor approach (M4P) is
desirable.

·       
Experience
with social media: Facebook, twitter, website development and creative design
is a must.

·       
Excellent
computer skills (MS Word and Excel, creative design software)

·       
Ability
to prioritize, implement, and deliver high-quality work within tight timelines
and with minimal supervision

·       
Excellent
and demonstrable communication and presentation skills in English (written and
spoken)

·       
Experience
collaborating and working with both private and public sectors and academic
institutions is a pro.

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and build relationships
with team members and partners from diverse backgrounds

·       
Ability
to travel up to 50% of time from base

 

GOAL

Established in 1977,
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes,
ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on
nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable
livelihoods.

 

General description of the country programme:

GOAL has a Staff
Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to
ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from
exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the
non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and
business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or
organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any
candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies
any job offer made is also subject to a range of background checks. GOAL is an
equal opportunities employer.

 

How to Apply:

 Interested applicants who meet the
requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3
reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1 character
reference)  and daytime contact number
to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title ‘Communications
Coordinator’ in the subject line by 27th 
November 2020.  PLEASE DO NOT
ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

 

Deadline: 27th November 2020

 

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