Islamic Development Bank Project Jobs – Development Communications and Dissemination Specialist at Millennium Promise Alliance Inc

Organization: Millennium Promise Alliance Inc
Project Name: Drylands Integrated Development Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Reports to: Team Leader
About Us:
The Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister has received credit financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for the Dry Lands Integrated Development Project to be implemented in the Karamoja Sub region (Project reference number UG-0082-83). The Office of the Prime Minister will implement the Drylands Integrated Development Project through Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. an International Non-Profit Organisation solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the Millennium Villages Projects (MVPs) in 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Dry Lands Integrated Development Project will implement multi sectoral interventions aimed at holistically addressing challenges faced by pastoralist communities that directly contribute to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building resilience, and accelerating the achievements of the UN Millennium Development Goals mainly in the districts of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripiriti and Amudat.
Job Summary: The Development Communications and Dissemination Specialist will offer technical leadership in development of a project information, communication and dissemination strategy
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in liaison with project sector/department heads to provide support and technical guidance in production/development of information, dissemination, communication and policy documents and ensure timely submission of donor reports while facilitating information flow of project interventions.
  • Be the media mouthpiece of the project to the outside would.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of project activities, successes and challenges.
  • Ensure real time capture and reporting of project activities both using audio, video and written reporting.
  • Ensure archiving of all documents for future reference.
  • Always and accurately make presentations to project visitors and partners.
  • Ensure real time updating of information going to the media.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Development Communication, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Past exposure and experience in paper and at least one of Audio or video Reporting.
  • Significant experience in Desk top Publishing and Video Editing.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe Creative Suit, power point presentation.
  • Excellent and highly effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a quick learner.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities
  • Willingness and ability to work in the field for at least 70% of the time to ensure effective and accurate reporting.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an application letter (in a sealed envelope clearly marked with “”APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF…””), curriculum vitae, three work related referees, copies of academic certificates, and testimonials either hand delivered or posted to this address: Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. Uganda, C/O Pacification and Development Department, 5th Floor Room 2521. Office of the Prime Minister, Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road, P.O. Box 341, Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 3rd October 2014 by 2:00pm
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