International Aid Jobs – Communications Manager at Spark MicroGrants

Organisation: Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda
About Spark MicroGrants:
MicroGrants ( is a young, rapidly scaling organization
pioneering a new approach to international aid. Spark proactively reaches out
to rural poor villages and helps community members to design, implement and
manage their own social impact projects. Since July 2010 we have built 80
community partnerships in Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi to manage social impact
projects including schools, community farms, electricity lines and more.
Job Summary: The Spark Communications
Manager will be responsible for spearheading Spark’s communications work
including managing the website, donor communications, field reporting, grant
proposals and supporting Spark’s development work. The Communications Officer
will be responsible for coordinating all website and donor updates related to
specific community partners, social media and crowd funding campaigns. The
Communications Manager will receive exceptional on the ground experience, have
a rare opportunity to contribute to the development of a new model for aid, and
liaise with rural communities working across sectors to improve their support
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Gather and collect stories and media from the field that
    shows Spark’s impact on individual and community levels.
  • Work closely with all field staff to improve their story
    collection skills.
  • Collect field information for grant applications and
    reporting, support on grant writing.
  • Manage Spark’s social media and website.
  • Prospect potential donors and grant opportunities.
  • Remotely manage interns supporting on social media and
  • Manage pipeline of community specific funding
    opportunities and all <$15,000 grant applications.
  • Assist the Executive Director in unique opportunities,
    such as school partnerships.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
prospective employees should be able to answer ‘yes’ to all of the below items:
  • Do you have a passion for story writing and telling?
  • Do you communicate easily with people across varied walks
    of life?
  • Are you competent in online navigation and contact
    management platforms?
  • Do you hold a suitable bachelor’s degree?
  • At you keen to play a supporting role at beginning of
    tenure with organization and if excels is eager to take on more
    responsibility over time?
  • Have you spent ample time living / working in sub-Saharan
  • Do you have proficiency in timely report completion whilst
    achieving targets therein? 
  • Do you have friends or colleagues who would describe you
    as passionate and know you are interested in global development?
  • Are you one that loves challenging job roles?
  • Are you driven by achieving more?
Stipend, housing, and international health coverage will be provided
How to Apply: 
If you meet
all the aforementioned job requirements, please email your updated CV and cover
letter to: Please clearly indicate in the your subject
line: Communications Manager_Your Full Name

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