Communications Officer Career Jobs – International Community of Women Living with HIV/ AIDS East Africa




Organization: International
Community of Women Living with HIV/ AIDS East Africa
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About US:
International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS East Africa is a
regional advocacy network and membership based organisation. ICW Eastern Africa
exists to give visibility to women living with HIV in Eastern Africa. ICW
Eastern Africa believes that gender inequalities and the lack of sexual &
reproductive health & rights for women are at the heart of the HIV
epidemic.
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer will manage communication, monitoring and evaluation
function and ensure visibility/positive image of ICWEA.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
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Coordinate inter and intra-programme
communication to facilitate access to information on core programme activities,
status, output, achievements and challenges;
·        
Coordinate communications planning and briefing,
including press conferences and media interviews; Liaise between the
organisation and networks and stakeholders;
·        
The incumbent will facilitate communications
with all ICWEA members, country chapters and partners using appropriate
channels.
·        
Develop relevant messages and appropriate media
channels that provide strategic solutions to communication challenges;
·        
Enhance the public image of ICWEA through
strategic communications and developing media relations with local, regional
and International media;
·        
Work in close liaison with relevant staff
members, actively participate in the development of technical papers and policy
papers, submissions, written reports and briefings on policy, legal or research
issues, as applicable;
·        
Strengthen staff skills in communications,
social media.
·        
Support programmes proposal development, and
assist with designing and implementing programme activities or concepts
regarding communications activities;
·        
Produce compelling news stories/press releases,
blogs, internal newsletters, media briefs, training documents, presentation
materials and other communications products;
·        
Manage the production of internal and external
IEC materials and publications;
·        
Manage the production and publication of ICWEA
quarterly and annual reports, and in consultation with the management team and
programmes & M&E teams, develop the report structure;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold an Honors
Bachelor’s degree in Communication or Public Relations or International
Relations or ICT
·        
At least three years’ experience in
communication, public relations, and media relations in the media house, INGO’s
sector, international organization or government with experience in
successfully leading the development and implementation of communication
strategies for a humanitarian organization;
·        
The
applicant should must have worked with an organization that deals with
HIV&AIDS, women’s health or an organisation for women living with
HIV and with an in-depth knowledge in communications, advocacy or fundraising;
·        
Excellent command of written and spoken English
and knowledge of Swahili and /or French will be an added advantage;
·        
Demonstrable track record of leading change
which has led to significant results for the organisation and their
stakeholders;
·        
Highly developed interpersonal and communication
skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching, and strong writing
skills;
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures;
·        
Strong results orientation, with the ability to
challenge existing mindsets; 
·        
Ability to present complex information in a
succinct and compelling manner;
·        
Previous experience of building personal
networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the
organisation;
·        
Demonstrable experience in Microsoft Office
suite of programmes and design programmes;
·        
Demonstrable experience in publishing, website
and communication product development and design;
·        
Visionary, with strong initiative and ability to
work without supervision;
·        
Excellent oral, presentation and written
communication skills;
·        
Show commitment to work as reliable, honest and
trustworthy team member;
·        
Ability to work comfortably and effectively with
people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to establish and
maintain constructive working relations in multi-cultural environment.
·        
Multilingual candidates (English, French,
Swahili) are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.
Note: ICWEA is an equal opportunities organisation but this
position is ONLY open to Women openly living with HIV.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send in their
applications with a cover letter and detailed CV together with academic
documents and testimonials indicating the position they are applying. The
position applied for must be clearly marked in the Email heading or on the top
of the envelope which must be addressed to;
The Executive Director, ICWEA,
P.O. Box 32252, Kampala Uganda
E-mail to: lmworeko@icwea.org
and copy to: admin@icwea.org
Deadline: 12th December 2016
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