Communications Assistant NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:   Communications Assistant   

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Knowledge Management & Communications Specialist


About US:

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.


Job Summary:   The Communications Assistant will be responsible to support in the development and implementation of the communication strategy that engage various stakeholders including health workers, TB patients, community leaders, and policymakers. This entails reaching out to a diverse audience through various channels such as photos, social media platforms, websites, brochures, pamphlets, video vlogs, and community outreach programs.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Participate in identifying innovative communication, public relations platforms that will help in showcasing LPHS TBA’s work.
  • Promote communications and marketing materials through appropriate social channels
  • Support in documenting LPHS TBA success stories and lessons learnt from the different interventions through the development of videos, photography that highlight the project success.
  • Support with social media management through content creation, sharing current project materials and results as well as project website management.
  • Support in compiling an internal quarterly newsletter, sharing project updates

Events Management Support

  • Participate in organizing projects’ events and commemorations for example the health days recognized nationally and internationally.
  • Support in all project events or activity photography and videography needs.
  • Engaging different media to cover and report on LPHS TBA supported activities.
  • Maintain an events bank with well-organized catalogue to meet various communication purposes.


  • Graphics design. Support in the design of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as posters, flyers, brochures for awareness creation with the Adobe design suite.
  • Enhance LPHS TBA visibility through internal and events branding aligned to the IDI branding guidelines.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors in Journalism and communication, Media Studies or a related field
  • Three years of experience in Public Health preferably in TB and HIV/AIDS service delivery systems strengthening programs.
  • Above average knowledge of various social media platforms: especially the professional platforms like X, Facebook, Linked-In and Instagram. This will be a paramount skill.
  • Graphic Design: Proficiency in office management software and design software such as adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Experience with website design and management is an advantage
  • Good writing and content creation skills
  • Photography and videography skills are highly required for the role.
  • Detail-oriented and organizational skills: Juggling multiple tasks is common in this role, hence organization and a keen eye for detail is essential.
  • Interpersonal skills: The successful candidate will regularly interact with multiple people.
  • Strong communication skills: The role entails writing clear, concise, and professional content to share with the public.
  • Teamwork: The ability to collaborate with various projects and teams will be essential.
  • Creativity and innovativeness: The role will entail communication of matters concerning digital health innovations. This will require creativity in order to influence both the general public and the medical fraternity.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 19th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-05
Valid Through 2024-04-19
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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