UNHCR Project Jobs – Communication and Liaison Assistant Officer at Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs
in the region for a period of more than 20 years.

About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA
with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program
for refugees Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro District) and transit centers in
Kisoro and Bundibugyo districts.

Job Summary: The Communication and Liaison Assistant Officer
will be leading on communications as well as responding to comments and queries
from the public.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the implementation of HIJRA
    communications strategy to promote and publicize the knowledge gathered by
    the program.
  • Draft and produce regular editorial support
    to the development of articles, blogs, reports, technical briefs,
    newsletters, and other publications.
  • Write communications pieces (success stories,
    articles, blog posts, etc.) and create project presentations.
  • Take lead in event design, organization, and
    facilitation.
  • Research and identify opportunities for the
    project to employ new media formats and dissemination channels (podcasts,
    blogging, webcasts, etc.).
  • Ensure information on the website is accurate
    and up to date, and supports the work of the organization
  • Use social media applications creatively,
    including managing the organization’s Facebook, Twitter and blog activity
  • Produce publicity and promotional materials
    for events and engagement activities and other external publications
  • Attend meetings and events when needed
  • Work closely with HIJRA headquarters over
    communications and promotional activities
  • Address enquiries, ensuring that an appropriate
    response is given within the expected timeframe
  • Record the details of enquiries, including
    follow-up provided
  • Keep up to date with developments in policy
    and social issues, locally and nationally
  • Adhere to HIJRA Policies and Procedures at
    all time and carry out all duties with full regard to confidentiality
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings and
    others, as required
  • Perform any other reasonable duties that
    might be requested from time-to-time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for this vacancy should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in public relation, international
    development, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience
    with 1 years’ experience working directly in communications.
  • Working knowledge of principles, theories and
    methods of communications, public relations, and journalism.
  • The incumbent should be a creative thinker
    with social media experience and excellent people skills to join our media
    team.
  • Articulate and professional in public
    speaking situations
  • Demonstrated research, writing and editing
    experience for both print and web.
  • Proficiency with website content management
    and the use of social media required.
  • Familiarity with graphic design, printing and
    publishing processes required.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of evolving
    communications technologies and measurements of communications
    effectiveness;
  • Prior exposure and experience with issue
    management and public advocacy;
  • Initiative to solve problems with energy and
    a positive attitude;
  • Ability to translate and convey
    sophisticated, sometimes sensitive, information to target audiences;
  • Ability to translate complex, strategic
    content into engaging, easy-to-understand messages that create commitment
    to the organization and its goals;
  • Experience with best communication practices
    with Social Media and new technologies;
  • Experience with multi-media (audio, video,
    publications, computer based vehicles etc) and understanding of
    SharePoint, InfoPath, digital signage and other internal communications
    vehicles as plus;;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in
    English
  • Computer literacy i.e. Advanced proficiency
    with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
    Outlook applications
  • Ability to think creative and develop new
    approaches
  • Self-motivated with a flexible approach
  • Understanding of humanitarian and refugees
    issues
  • Willingness to travel to field operations

How to Apply:
All
qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send an motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae and including telephone and emails contacts of three references including your current/most recent employer via email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke 

Deadline: 23rd August 2016

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