Earn Over 3m monthly at NGO – Information Communications and Media Officer at Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Annual Salary: UGX 36.818,972 – 47.611.552 and additional benefits
The function reports to the: Country Director
Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty. We have a conviction that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve Dutch men and women also in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to Increase our impact on development issues.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
·         To develop, on the basis of the Oxfam media strategy and knowledge of relevant local and international developments, and in consultation with other Oxfam affiliates, the Oxfam media and communication policy, strategies and action plans for the country and specific media and communication products, to assist in identifying new innovative media and information angles;
·         To proactively identify, meet, establish and cultivate relationships with key media and Diner relevant external contacts, and compile and maintain contacts and general data bases;
·         To contribute to achieving quality, efficiency and impact of the Oxfam information, media, and communication efforts in the country, taking into consideration potential Oxfam brand risks.
·         To facilitate the ability of Oxfam partner/counterparts to work effectively with the media, by organizing capacity building and information sharing:
·         To review and verify fads in policy, and communication documents produced by Oxfam affiliates as needed. In consultation win the Country Director, to act as a public spokesperson by liaising with media and other external parties and give interviews;
·         To ensure/contribute to the production of bi-weekly or such other situation reports to inform relevant Oxfam structures of all relevant aspects of Oxfam work in the country/region as well as briefings on the current context within which the Oxfam programme is working;
·         To ensure updated information and knowledge on the latest developments in the country rotated to the humanitarian and development context and provide monthly for bi – weekly progress reports of the international and national Oxfam media and advocacy work and others as required;
·         To ensure/contribute to the production of accurate and timely minutes/reports of Oxfam meetings, and to ensure Humanitarian data, policy advocacy and communication/media documents are archived appropriately
·         To serve as the “to go to person” on all SMS communication needs of the Oxfam team and to liaise with the relevant parts of the Oxfam confederation. This Includes preparing, updating and Implementing the Oxfam SMS and other communication plans.
·         To maintain and update the Uganda pages in sumus as well as disseminate needed information to all relevant stakeholders includes coaching and training staff on sumus navigation
·         Gather case studies and take photos for fundraising and other 01 purposes as required by Affiliates and Oxfam International etc.
·         Manage the information flow within Uganda but also be a part of a-wider communications network – one Oxfam network (liaise with countries across the Confederation). 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A minimum of Bachelor degree in Communications. Information and Media, or related field
·         You can demonstrate several years of working experience in the held of Media, communication and information.
·         You have experience working in international development organizations and/or (global) networks.
·         You are able to coordinate external and internal processes and have strong organizational skills.
·         You work in a result-orientated manner.
·         You work well in a team and have outstanding social and intercultural skills
·         You have good written and oral skills
·         You have an excellent command of spoken and written English
How to Apply
If you think that you are our candidate, please apply on line by sending your CV and covering letter ONLY explaining why you are our ideal candidate for the job to kampalajobs@oxfam.org.uk . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted Please don’t send your academic credentials with your application. Send CV and cover letters only.
Deadline: 5th October, 2012
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