No Experience Jobs – Volunteer – Information and Communications at Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked
together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty
and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing
countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the
interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our
work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil
society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam
employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our
program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s
Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.

Job Summary: The Volunteer –
Information and Communications will join Oxfam’s Information, Media and
Communications team to support the effective delivery of this strategy. Oxfam’s
volunteer policy aims to ensure you get the most out of your experience with
us, from working directly with a dynamic team to getting involved in the fight
against injustice and poverty. We present a great opportunity to learn new
skills, expand your knowledge, networks and relationships. We will afford you
an opportunity to deepen your professional experience. You will share with us
the personal satisfaction that comes with being part of a team working together
to find lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The volunteer will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience from partaking
in the following roles that are in support of the information, media and
communications coordinator:
Supporting in gathering, writing and editing of
Stories from the field.
Supporting brand management as guided by the
Information Media and Communications Coordinator 
Compiling a quarterly e-newsletter
Providing day-to-day support to the activities
of the office in relation to media and communications
Work closely with the media and communications
coordinator to develop and manage a content plan to feed into the social
networks and other platforms.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Volunteer –
Information and Communications job opportunity should hold a degree or an
equivalent qualification in journalism, Public Relations, media studies, or a
related field or pursuing a career in this field.
Previous exposure and experience in the field of
communication, public relations and media
Ability to work under tight time pressures and
produce quality content
Familiarity with social media and web content
Computer literacy skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Job Benefits:
Valuable experience in facilitating
communications, public relations and media activities
A supportive and encouraging environment in
which to grow your skills and knowledge
Mentoring, on-duty training, all information and
guidance required for you to carry out your internship and develop in your role
Opportunity to develop a passion and commitment
to overcoming poverty and suffering in communities
Exposure to international NGO systems and
A chance to develop meaningful networks and
relationships that will help to propel your career forward.
As this placement is purely voluntary, Oxfam
will give a small monthly stipend to facilitate transport, meals and any other
incidentals that may arise.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not
exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at
Deadline: 26th August,
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