Communications Associate NGO Jobs – Imagine Her

Job Title:    Communications Associate    

Organisation: Imagine Her

Duty Station:  Seguku-Katale, Uganda

Reports: Team Leader

Contract: 1 Year Renewable


About US:

Imagine Her is a local non-profit working with communities to accelerate the power and potential of women, girls, and youth as active leaders and social entrepreneurs creating sustainable solutions within their communities.


Our purpose is to accessibly provide young vulnerable women and youth with a robust innovation skills and essential resources to create sustainable social ventures and social impact in Uganda and we envision a world where Ugandan women, girls, and youth are actively harnessing their potential, by initiating and advancing innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing needs in their communities.


We work through community partnerships to target women and youth who are significantly marginalized and vulnerable due to poverty, the growing education-to-employment gap, geography, and social constructs of gender. We implement a human-centered impact model that equips these community members with the skills they need to respond to the most critical challenges they face. The guiding principle of our model is that those we work with decide what they want to do, and choose the support and resources that they need to do it.


We achieve this through two-pronged approaches that accelerate the power and potential of women, girls, and youth in Uganda as described below;

  • Social Enterprise & Innovation Incubator: We invest in young women and youth as builders of transformative solutions to the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow (Climate Change, Food Security, Health & Education Disparities). We do this through the provision of practical tools and training. Our model is designed as a 3-month accelerated MBA-style training program that empowers women and youth to develop an idea, build a model, and test it using design thinking methodology and principles of adaptive leadership. After this, participants receive mentoring and start-up financial support, to support them to build their own business or social venture.
  • Becoming: Becoming is an all-year-round program that creates opportunities for young girls to develop their potential in leadership and realization of their sexual and reproductive rights at a tender age. The program goes beyond developing the leadership skills of young girls through community service projects and adaptive leadership, by improving access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. It also supports young girls’ academic and learning needs through experiential and digital learning opportunities delivered through a design thinking curriculum and mentorship.


Job Summary:  The Communications Associate will support the development and implementation of a multi-faceted communications plan, which includes message development, web presence, advocacy, and social media to educate, motivate, and influence target audiences. Assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with journalists. Identify opportunities for communications engagement, and provide front-line support in drafting content, including talking points, press releases, op-eds, blog posts, factsheets, and digital content like social media.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Support and execute Imagine Her’s Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Communications

  • Develop and follow an annual editorial and communications calendar and strategy to ensure that events, news, and programmatic updates are optimally shared.
  • Design, write, and edit newsletters, press releases, website content, annual reports, and other marketing materials that communicate the organization’s activities.
  • Assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with journalists whose work aligns with the organization’s mission.
  • Coordinate photography during events, activities, etc. for use in publications, and media, while archiving graphic and photo files.
  • Support with the execution of other key projects especially the development of a brand guide.
  • Serve as an organizational spokesperson

Branding & Marketing

  • Produce well-branded PowerPoint presentations for various community outreach events, corporate sponsorship pitch decks, and speaking opportunities for organizational leadership and management.
  • Develop and update general brochures, media kits, key messages, fact sheets, & other communication materials as needed.
  • Plan campaigns both online and on-site, conduct interviews and press conferences as a marketing tool
  • Create and implement a social media marketing strategy that includes all major social media platforms as appropriate. (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin & Twitter)
  • Grow the number of social media followers and engagement via creative, entertaining, compelling, and informative posts.
  • Maintain records of media coverage and collate social media analytics and metrics for decision-making.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A self-starter with strong communication and writing skills, as well as research and editing skills.
  • One year of relevant experience in communications or public relations role
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to execute tasks with efficiency and accuracy.
  • A strong understanding of strategic communications, marketing, and how to raise organization’s profile and communicate its impact
  • Positive attitude and energy. Must be able to work collaboratively across teams and departments with people from various backgrounds and demonstrate the ability to work well with diverse stakeholders.
  • Eagerness to learn, grow and see how all projects, including administrative and operational tasks, contribute to the organization’s larger mission.
  • Exceptional trustworthiness, reliability, and good judgment to handle sensitive information and high-priority tasks with pressing deadlines.
  • Experience managing projects. No formal “project management” experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable managing a project with many moving pieces and involved stakeholders. Relevant experience could include planning an event, conducting research and writing a report, leading a group in accomplishing a shared goal, or anything else that takes superb organization and time management skills, as well as perseverance to get things done.
  • Minimum of BA or equivalent degree (preferably Communications, Journalism, IT, or related field)
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, design and other publishing software, Microsoft Office, content management systems, social media platforms, and Google Suite.


Personal Qualities

Imagine Her is a small non-profit organization working with communities to accelerate the power and potential of women, girls, and youth as active leaders and social entrepreneurs creating sustainable solutions within their communities.


Our model was developed to empower girls, women, and youth holistically to improve their own lives and that of their communities. We have very limited resources. Each member of our team is working towards realizing our mission by dedicating their time and skills through wholehearted commitment. As a result, we are equally dedicated to those who work with us.


We’re looking for someone who can get their sleeves rolled up and their hands dirty. Someone who is kept up at night trying to find answers to the world’s most intractable problems and willing to make some errors along the way. We need an individual willing to share what they know and learn as they go – not afraid to take a step back and think about a problem. We’re looking for an expert with drive and heart. And we need someone who can do all those things, in some of the hardest places, and still have a lot of fun.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter as a single file to


Deadline: 26th June 2022


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