Fresher NGO Jobs – Communications Officer at Save the Children International




Job Title:     Communications Officer
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Communications
Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Save the
Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has
program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs
for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child
attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our
mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and
to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create
impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale.  In Uganda, we
implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child
Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health,
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children
delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern
and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff
complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights.
We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million
children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around
the world.
Job Summary: The Communications
Officer will be responsible for providing editorial, creative and operational
support across Save the Children’s work. He or she will play a key role in
ensuring our communications are both influential and informative for the full
range of our stakeholders. The Communications Officer may also be called upon
to support programs in emergency responses.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a good Bachelor’s
Degree or higher in Mass communication or related field. Post Graduate training
in any relevant field is an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience in a position in
an international development organization.
·        
Past exposure and experience of working with local
partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
·        
Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning
abilities.
·        
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·        
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills
are a must.
·        
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to
work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures.
·        
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
·        
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·        
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
·        
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with
detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors submitted to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org addressed to:
The Director of
Human Resources & Administration,
Save the
Children,
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Kampala.
Uganda.
NB:
·        
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
applications.
·        
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 2nd October 2015
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