Communications and Media Development Officer Job Careers – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)


Job Title:    Communications and Media
Development Officer

Organisation: Global
Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an
intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of
economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic
performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental
sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their
capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact
the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral
institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies
that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural
resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.


 Job Summary: The
Communications and Media Development Officer will be the expert on developing a
communications strategy and seeing its implementation through the widest
possible range of media development. Marketing the Green Development Agenda
will be the underlying theme. The Officer will contribute to the greening of
both the urbanization and industrialization message, as well as other
programmes within the GGGI Uganda portfolio. 
The urbanization and industrialization program is presented in Annex 1.
In addition, there will be a specific requirement to respond to the EU’s
Communication and Visibility Plan for the UG15 project.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead the
ambition for the development of a communications strategy, ultimately for the
entire GGGI Uganda portfolio and potentially for project partners.

the widest possible range of media platforms to impart and allow the exchange
of views on how the Greening Agenda can be accessed and made more tangible.

closely with all program managers and their team members to both understand and
develop the various messages they want to convey.

to the implementation of project outcomes where communication is an important

Donor, Government, and GGGI reporting for the assigned output(s)/outcome(s) –
where the journalistic dimension becomes an advantage.

management of any external parties engaged to help in communications, including
for such things as training or general development workshops, in consultation
with the Project Lead.

the identification and development of spin-off opportunities concerning the
GGGI development message to a wider audience.


and participate in the day-to-day communication with potential private sector
media organizations as well as Official Ugandan counterparts, as considered

and participate in communication with the EU and other development partners to
ensure alignment and complementarity, and identify opportunities for additional
Communication and Visibility, when possible.

when applicable with GGGI experts and other departments (legal, HR, Procurement
etc) to ensure high quality delivery and delivery within the rules and
regulations of GGGI and the EU.


the successful completion of the project deliverables detailed in the Project
Agreement and summarized in Annex A.

a portfolio of active and potential media outlets in the light of the greening
agenda, down to ‘broadcasting and related media initiatives’.

project communication issues and help in the effective coordination of project
activities and resources to ensure attainment of objectives against established

media and communication material to support any project to be funded, with
brochures, media flyers and so on.

Reduction and Social Inclusion are key for the GGGI portfolio in Uganda and
therefore, they need to be mainstreamed and/or applied in all deliveries and
outputs – communication is a key to increased knowledge and subsequent action.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Journalism,
(strategic) communication or other related field with media communications as a
supporting major.

than 8 years of relevant journalism and or related media working experience
within the theme of green investment at middle technical level, including
participatory planning, with reporting (in English).

Bachelor’s degree in these relevant fields with 10+ years of relevant
experience is also acceptable.

experience or at least significant exposure in the development sector.

experience in media development platforms, information layouts, design skills
and related matters.

strong network within Uganda within the required themes, proven experience with
working with Ugandan Government, especially concerning their involvement with
the media.

skills in building productive working relationships with colleagues, field
offices, stakeholders, donors and other partners.

and strong public speaking skills is an advantage.

in designing and supporting participatory workshops will be an advantage.

experience in direct journalism in Uganda will be an advantage.

understanding of the Ugandan media environment with specific knowledge of the
broadcasting sector.

English oral and written communication skills (a written assignment might be
part of the selection process).


proficient in use of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,
Instagram, other)

in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and

in the use of Microsoft 365 application, particularly SharePoint

in the use of Content Management Systems such as WordPress

with Adobe Suite applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator is an asset


GGGI´s values such as excellence, integrity, boldness and inclusiveness

thinker and solutions-oriented person with good ability to multitask and work
in a matrix environment.

and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.

an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.

at problem solving, ask questions and seeks support when needed, shares easily
information and knowledge with others both internally as externally.

emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.

ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.




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