NGO Mass Communications Degree Job at Democratic Governance Facility – Results and Communication Assistant

Job Title: Results and Communication Assistant
Organisation: Democratic Governance Facility
Eight of Uganda’s Development Partners (Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the European Union) have established a Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) to manage coherent, harmonized and coordinated support aimed at enhancing democratic governance in Uganda. The DGF is establishing partnerships supporting Ugandan state and non-state actors within three interlinked components: Deepening Democracy; Rights, Justice and Peace; Voice and Accountability.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme and in close cooperation with the “Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer” as well as the “Information and Documentation Officer”, the “Results and Communication Assistant” will ensure effective document management and key cross component support services within DGF.
Scope of Work of the Results and Communication Assistant (RCA)
Within the newly established “Results and Communication Unit” of the DGF, the Assistant will support the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the Information and Documentation Officer in achieving the objectives of the unit.
The tasks of the RCA will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
Maintain and effective DGF-wide system of document management
  • Act as an in-house “help desk” for solving IT-problems, faced by DGF-staff
  • Maintain and update databases, including the consultant database
  • Update mapping of DGF-supported activities, projects and programs
  • Develop and maintain a DGF photo/video archive
  • Develop and maintain a DGF archive of “Case stories” and “Best Practices”
  • Develop and maintain an archive of news clips, articles, and reports on DGF
  • Facilitate the work of “DGF Learning Platforms” as required
  • Facilitate the organization of “Synergy Workshops” as required
  • Assist in the production and dissemination of DGF publications
  • Assist in responding to requests for information about DGF
  • Assist in organizing partner meetings, staff seminars and thematic meetings
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate for this position will combine a Bachelor degree (development studies, communication, or similar) with superior IT-skills acquired both from studies and practical experience.
  • Additional qualifications in technical areas related to democracy, justice, human rights, and accountability would be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, three of which have been directly focused on ICT and knowledge management.
  • Experience from working in a variety of professional environments, including state institutions, NGOs and international development partners would be an advantage
  • Excellent track record from designing and managing systems for document management
  • Superior track record in the area of event management
  • Superior IT-skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and capacity to build effective professional relationships
  • Service mindedness and flexibility
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong cooperation and team working skills
  • Capacity to work also under pressure, with high level of self motivation
How to apply: 
Please send your applications to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: “DGF – Position title”. E-mails: Max 2 MB. Closing date is 5PM on Thursday the 20th of September 2012. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug or apply here online.
For more information about the DGF and the job please visit
www.dgf.ug
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