Communication, Advocacy, and Reporting Officer NGO Jobs – Hope Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE)


Job Title:    Communication, Advocacy, and
Reporting Officer (CARO)

Organisation: Hope
Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE)

Duty Station: 


About US:

Hope Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE) is a National
Non-Governmental Organization operating in Uganda since 2009. HANDLE works
towards ensuring a world in which war- affected communities are rehabilitated,
communities are economically empowered, and equal opportunity observed between
men and women in service delivery. The organization implements its programme in
five districts of Northern Uganda and three districts  of West Nile: Lamwo, Arua, and Adjumani.


About EUTF Grant:

HANDLE Uganda has been awarded a three-year EUTF grant in a consortium
with BRAC and International Refugee Rights Initiative (IIRR) to implement a
project titled “Strengthening Safety, Protection and Peaceful Co-existence for
Women and Youth in the refugee hosting districts of Lamwo, Adjumani, and Arua.”
The design of action is such that the activities and outputs will result in the
action’s Specific Objective of “increase access to justice and peaceful
co-existence among 15,000 refuges and host communities, and lead to the overall
objective of “Contribute to safety, protection, and wellbeing among refugees
and host communities.” To contribute, HANDLE wishes to recruit a qualified and
competent officer who can develop, organize, and execute a wide range of
activities to influence policy according to the scope of our programmes and specific
results-oriented projects.


Job Summary:  The Communication,
Advocacy, and Reporting Officer (CARO) will lead the development, reporting,
planning, communication, and advocacy in coordination with the Programme
Manager and other officers within the Organization and ensure proper
implementation of the organization communication and Advocacy. S/he will work
under the direct supervision of HANDLE’s CEO and work with the Programme
Manager, Finance and Administrator, Project M&E Officer & Programme
Officer of SPACE.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  In carrying out the purposes of this position
in HANDLE, the CARO’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the

Communication and Relationship Management 70%

and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with HANDLE key
stakeholders including consortium members.

the program team to enhance HANDLE’s partnership approach, including
identification and engagement of local partners, as well as partnerships with
donors and INGOs.

close communication and collaboration with all counterparts on grant and
program-related issues. Assist the Program Manager with representation and
networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.

effective communications, visibility, and awareness of SPACE’s actions to
programs and activities, donors, clusters, and partner organizations.

and supervise the production of HANDLE’s publications including press releases,
media briefs, factsheets, newsletter, annual reports, pamphlets, brochures,
talking points, donor visibility materials, etc. and communicate with the media
(print, electronic and new/alternative), maintain and broaden engagement with
media at the local and national level.

to updating or developing with appointed staff members, SPACE’s procedures such
as the emergency preparedness plan, contingency plan, HR procedures,
communication tools, media strategy.

Act as a
public information focal point in front of media donors and partners and
support program staff in organizing and managing seminars, workshops, and press

Grant acquisition, Reporting, and Quality compliance 30%

the progress of a portfolio of grants, and support the Programme Officers in
their monitoring, to ensure that projects/programmes are implemented in
alignment with donor requirements and regulations, as well as the organization

the preparation of monthly, annual, and end-of-project narrative reports as
required and per donor guidelines and overall program reporting as per internal
requirements with Programme Officer team. Ensure all donor reports are on time
and of high quality.

potential funding opportunities and source and develop strategies for accessing
new funding to support HANDLE programs/projects & develop/maintain key
relationships with other INGOs, local NGOs, Govt & donors to promote fund
acquisition & program collaboration.

the development and improvement of internal business processes for effective
grant acquisition & management & contribute to knowledge management to
promote learning within HANDLE Uganda

donor engagement towards unsolicited funding, including donor meetings,
preparation of Concept Notes, and other donor engagement activities.

other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree with years of experience in social
sciences, English, development, media, communication, advocacy, and reporting
or other relevant fields. A postgraduate diploma or a masters in a related
field is an advantage

At least
three years’ experience in dealing with recognized media outlets, and designing
and leading advocacy campaigns.

record and commitment to working in a results-oriented environment.

with the refugee context and the role of NGOs within this context.


communication & interpersonal skills.

and innovation in developing new ideas

written and spoken Luo (Acholi, Lango), English, and West Nile languages

in WinWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and MS Project.

skills in cooperation and team-building.

social media skill set preferred.

of web design is a plus, as is knowledge of 3D software and design


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters together with curriculum vitae (maximum of 4 pages),
names and contacts of three referees to and
copying Please indicate the position title in
the subject header. Kindly DO NOT send your certificates at this stage.


Deadline: Saturday 6th February
2021 by 5:00pm


NB: The application will be reviewed on a rolling


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