NGO IT Jobs – Communications Specialist Job at National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

Organisation: National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
About NCSC: NCSC is a unique non-profit organization providing technical assistance, training, and technology to advance justice in the 50 U.S. states and around the world. Founded 40 years ago by the leadership of the U.S. courts to deliver on the promise of “Equal Justice Under Law,” today, NCSC enhances justice systems, empowers communities, and engages citizens to enable equal access to justice for all.
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is seeking qualified Ugandan citizens to fill the below positions for the “Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity & Peace” (SAFE Program) funded by USAID.
Job Summary: The Communications Specialist is responsible for writing/editing and designing project reports and brochures, and for creating and/or acquiring content for the project website, newsletters and other project materials
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Project Communications & Reporting
·         Coordinate reporting/filing/branding of documents/web content in accordance with donor rules and regulations.
·         Schedule the creation/acquisition of reporting content in accordance with donor policy.
·         Edit and/or approve print reports and web content contributions.
·         Respond effectively to public inquiries, comments and suggestions.
Web Design and Development
·         Contribute to the top-level and detailed design of the website (or e-newsletter, etc.), with a particular focus on the ways in which the goals for the site and the needs of users can be met through the provision of appropriate content.
·         Contribute to the process of information design to ensure that content is appropriately structured to meet the goals for the site and the needs of users.
·         Contribute to the selection or design of appropriate content management software.
·         Manage the creation/acquisition of content in accordance with the schedule.
Print & Web Content Creation & Maintenance
·         Prepare text content for websites, including feature articles, database content, links, FAQs, etc.
·         Design web forms. Specify the multimedia content needed to support or work alongside textual content.
·         Locate and select appropriate, existing multimedia content, including still images, animations, music and video.
·         Work with multimedia specialists in the creation of any new multimedia content.
·         Edit copy received from additional content contributors.
·         Update and maintain time-sensitive material.
·         Maintain menus, indexes and directories within the site.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Knowledge of Public Relations/Communications and/or Journalism, (Print, Radio Television & Web).
·         Knowledge of File Storage & Transfer Protocol (FTP), TELNET, HTML, JavaScript language browser formatting and browser security issues.
·         Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs.
·         Demonstrated understanding of scripted procedures and animation.
·         Education & training in a related field.
·         Graphic design capabilities and software know-how a plus.
·         Fluency in English.
How to apply:
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send CV& and expressions of interest detailing their qualifications for the above positions to ugandancsc@gmail.com . Applications will be received through Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 and reviewed upon receipt. You can view a full job description at http://www.ncscinternational.org/Other-Pages/Jobs.aspx .
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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