Plan International Not for Profit Careers – Communications Officer

Organisation: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and
largest children’s development organizations in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Communications
Officer provides strategic and technical support to Plan’s communication work
in Uganda. S/he ensures that Country communication activities support Plan
Uganda Country Strategic Plan, regional and global communication priorities and
campaigns and effectively support Plan’s programme goals.
Key Duties and
  • Coordinate development of programme
    publications, including planning, budgeting, design, editing and printing.
  • Maintain programme resource centre for
    printed publications and reports (including online) and quickly respond to information
  • Disseminate programme publications and
    reports internally and externally, including websites, intranet, in workshops and maintain contact list for external
  • Support programme team by collecting
    success stories, reviewing and approving documents basing on Plan International global brand guidelines
  • Designing, coordination of production and
    distribution process of IEC materials.
  • Coordination and supporting internal
    communication processes and systems including monthly Team briefing sessions, bulletins, and quarterly newsletter.
  • Support web management including social
    media, website and U-Tube functions
  • Responsible for the coordination of local
    and international media activities to profile Plan Uganda’s work
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Communications Officer must possess a
    Bachelor degree in Mass Communication or its equivalent; A post graduate qualification
    in development studies or social sciences will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    experience in programme communications and coordination of development of publications,
    including planning, editing, design and printing
  • Computer skills and hands –on knowledge
    and experience of software for design and dissemination of publications
    (MSOffice, In design, Acrobat, Internet, web)
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a
    communication position in a large organisation and preferably in an NGO.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of
    current communication issues, media trends, and child rights and
    development issues.
  • Organised and able to multi-task and
    manage multiple priorities within short deadlines
  • Skills in organising and maintaining
    information resources and publications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player,
    proactive and able to multitask and manage multiple priorities and meet
    strict deadlines.
  • Fluency in English and very good working
    knowledge of local languages spoken in Uganda
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills, including presentation, public speaking, online and social media
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates send letters of application, together with a
CV. Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to
the undersigned.
The Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Note: Only soft copies of
application will be considered and please indicate the position in the
Subject line.
Deadline: 4th
September, 2014
NB: Only Short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th October, 2014. Qualified female candidates
are encouraged to apply.

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