Communication Officer Job at BRAC Uganda

Reports to: Programme Manager
Organisation: BRAC Uganda
Duty Station: BRAC Uganda Country Office, Kampala
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at BRAC :
Based on the understanding that the future of Africa will be determined majorly by the youth, the MasterCard Foundation has launched a scholar’s programme. BRAC will be partnering with the Foundation to implement this Programme in Uganda. The vision of the programme is to educate and develop meritorious; yet economically marginalized young people in Africa, next-generation leaders who are committed to giving back, with access to quality education, and deliver holistic financial, emotional and academic support throughout their secondary education. In Uganda, this eight year programme will extend support to 5000 scholars across the country;
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Support implementation of all activities, (Scholar selection and recruitment, educational support, comprehensive student support services, network of high quality institutions and alumni network) particularly in respect to communication. This includes:
·         Prepare newspaper announcements, posters and other IEC material required
·         Comment on design elements of all programme outputs
·         Ensure brand compliance of all programme outputs
·         Contribute to the development of training material
·         Assist in the organising of the leadership congress of scholars
·         Assist in establishing a scholars’ alumni network
·         Ensure efficient and effective communication with all internal and external stakeholders regarding the programme
·         Develop case studies by tracking and following up scholars
·         Establish and maintain liaison with existing and potential programme partners and explore potential partnerships for the benefit of the programme
·         Work closely with other BRAC programmes
·         Any other task assigned to achieve the vision of the programme
·         Managing programme implementation as per the agreement with MasterCard Foundation. And here the roles will include among others;
·         Support implementation of all activities (Scholar selection and recruitment, educational support, comprehensive student support services, network of high quality institutions and alumni network) are implemented according to key deliverables agreed with MasterCard Foundation for respective regions. this includes:
·         Ensure selection and recruitment of scholars are done in a participatory and transparent manner
·         Follow up with scholars enrolled in their region by making regular supervision visits and maintaining close contact with scholars, teachers (particularly teacher mentors), parents, communities etc.
·         Implement enrichment and give back components by following up on various trainings, community work by scholars etc.
·         Assist in the organising of the leadership congress of scholars
·         Assist in establishing a scholars’ alumni network
·         Ensure financial management and accountability for the programme by ensuring cost and cash management is as per procedures
·         Ensure efficient and effective communication with all internal and external stakeholders regarding the programme
·         Establish and maintain liaison with existing and potential programme partners and explore potential partnerships for the benefit of the programme
·         Work closely with other BRAC programmes in the region
·         Any other task assigned to achieve the vision of the programme
·         Reporting and analysis of various programme initiatives, this will include;
·         Report on programme achievements to the Assistant Programme Manager.
·         Bring to the attention of the management any gaps in programme planning and implementation
·         Prepare programme reports as required
·         Support research, monitoring, communication activities of the programme
·         Ensure cross learning with other programmes and work in partnership with all BRAC programmes, particularly youth programmes.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Bachelors Degree preferably in mass communication or Public Relations
·         Previous knowledge and experience of working with BRAC
·         Experience of working with media and in a multicultural environment
·         Excellent English language skills
·         More than 3 years of working experience with communication or media organizations
·         Good team player and demonstrated leadership qualities
How to Apply:
Note: Ugandan national females are encouraged to apply in all the positions, and will be prioritized, also, those who had applied before need not to apply for positions re-advertised.
Interested candidates should send their applications together with their CV, 2 Colored passport size photographs, and Recommendation letter from LC 1, Photocopies of Educational certificates and transcripts, to
The Human Resource Department,
BRAC Uganda,
Busingiri zone in Nyanama off Entebbe Road,
P O Box 31817
Clock Tower Kampala
NB: Please indicate your day time telephone contacts and title of the post on the left side top part of the envelope.
Deadline: 21st February, 2013
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