Fresher Media and Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU)

Job Title:   Media and Communications Officer   

Organisation: Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) is a non-governmental organization that implements Development Communication programs aimed at influencing positive behavior change for the social development of men, women and children in Uganda and the entire East African Region.


Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) with support from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) will implement malaria grant activities supported by The Global Fund in the Eastern Cluster for the period 2022-2023.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage presence on online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar sites, and posting relevant blogs and podcasts;
  • Manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities, including online advocacy, writing editorial, outreach efforts, promotions, etc.
  • Keep up-to-date on communications and digital industry standards and trends;
  • Generate, monitor, gather, and interpret analytics, conduct preliminary analysis and reports on the effectiveness and influence of CDFU’s social media communications tools for reaching and engaging target audiences and on key performance indicators;
  • Monitor, review, and analyze comments and conversations on CDFU’s social media sites and also on external social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. to identify insights, emerging trends, risks and impact on CDFU, looking for opportunities for engagement; liaise and consult with colleagues for appropriate actions;
  • Work closely with M&E, and Hotline teams to coordinate research and innovation around the use of Hotline to generate feedback from the community and analysis of data generated to inform program implementation;
  • Assist in the design and effective implementation of the CDFU media strategy and action plan;
  • Effectively liaise/network with a group of core media personnel and journalists with the objective of developing and encouraging partnerships between CDFU and the media for media and advocacy support;
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all program activities and functions;
  • Support in the design, management, maintenance and continuous development of the CDFU website, intranet and information database in conjunction with the Website Manager;
  • Assist in the development of media communication products and press materials for awareness-raising, talking points for radio/TV talk shows, draft media/press briefings and releases;
  • Lead the synthesis of stories, newsletters, e-news, videos and social media updates before major events with the right media partners, ensuring documents are uploaded on the website and social media platforms in a timely manner;
  • Develop, lead, and manage storytelling strategy and implementation to capture Make Happiness Not Violence campaign impact;
  • Develop recommendations on how to respond to complex and sensitive social media inquiries and issues and review them with the Project Coordinator/Management;
  • Support program partners in media and communications related capacity building.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Media and Communications officer position should hold a Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, ICT or equivalent.
  • Display in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and how each platform can be utilized in different scenario.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and digital format.
  • Good team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary; content development, creation and editing; and online reputation management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and excellent interpersonal communication skills and positive attitude.
  • Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience in writing feature articles.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply be sending the following: CV, Copies of academic certificates, contact information for 3 professional references and daytime telephone contact addressed to:


The Human Resource Specialist,

Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU),

P.O. Box 8734, Plot 2142 Kanakulya Road, Kyebando, Kampala.


Applications should be hand delivered at the above address or sent to email: (PDF format maximum 6 pages)


NB: CDFU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. While we thank all applicants for showing interest; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Deadline: 14th April 2022 by 2:00pm


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