Communications Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

 Job Title:    Communications Officer

Organization:  Food
for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Program


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 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%

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

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

and lay-out of reports and other brand IEC products

concepts and ideas to visually communicate FH brand and goals.

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

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

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

in internal communications activities for broad exposure of the organization.

Support Key Program
Information Management 25%

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

specific project and FH Uganda annual reports before Management approval.

Programs maintain FH geographic portfolio mapping that captures the geographic
presence of each project.

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

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

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%.

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

and help respond to any reputation risk issues.

translation of key documents including press release and speeches .

information to the local media (if appropriate).

social media content to the partnership as required.

risk is reported as per FH global protocols and channels.

other communication duties assigned by the line manager.

in organizing Donor Visits and documentation for marketing and resource

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.

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%.

orientation to all FH staff on Communication.

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

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

Management on media risk and presentation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Mass Communications or
Journalism, additional qualification in administrative law is an added

At least
three years’ experience in a similar role with an NGO is a Must.

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.

writing and communication skills.

organizational skills and ability to work independently.

and willingness to learn.

in and adequate knowledge of photography and videography is a plus;

management knowledge would be an added advantage;

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

interpersonal and public relation skills.


Note: This
Position will be hired on a rolling basis


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:


Deadline: Tuesday 16th February, 2021 by 4:30pm.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 15th March, 2021.


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