National Media/Advocacy Coordinator NGO Careers – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: National
About US:
The International Justice Mission is a global organization that
protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. International
Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence,
bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice
systems.  The International Justice
Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by
bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their
perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a whole.
Job Summary: The National
Media/Advocacy Coordinator will develop and oversee the media and advocacy
strategy of the Kampala and Gulu Field Offices and raise awareness around the
issue of violence against woman and property grabbing in Uganda.  Additionally, you will develop advocacy
strategies that will bring all stakeholders toward a common platform of ending
property grabbing from Widows and Orphans and develop a national strategy to
protect woman from violence.
Key Duties and
  • Ensure achievement of all Kampala System
    Reform media and advocacy milestones;
  • Significantly contribute to the
    development and implementation of a national media strategy and developing
    relationships with media outlets that leverages the work of Kampala and
    Gulu for the following outcomes:
    • Ending property grabbing
      becomes a priority (highlight scale, brutality, escalation to violence,
      devastating downstream effects);
    • Make criminal prosecution a
      priority and normal when offenses against the state have occurred;
    • Deter land grabbers;
    • Reward and honor reformers;
    • Fuel the movement that will
      strengthen demand and will to sustain the reforms.
  • Plan and coordinate strategic advocacy
    events around ending violence against woman and property grabbing from
    widows and orphans;
  • Produce high quality advocacy materials
    and initiatives to support the Uganda programs;
  • Produce/provide high quality
    media/marketing/advocacy work products and consultation that meet Kampala
    and Gulu’s program needs;
  • Represent IJM at public speaking,
    mobilization and advocacy events;
  • Carry out additional assignments as
    delegated by the National Director as the role and the media and advocacy
    strategies evolve; and
  • Coach, mentor and appropriately train the
    Volunteer Communications Specialist and Communications Intern in
    professional development and execution of Media and Advocacy function
    including staff discipline, performance management among others.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    degree in Communications
  • At least five years relevant work
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software,
    Windows 2000 and Windows XP;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Illustrator,
    Photoshop, InDesign);
  • Strong editorial eye and ability to convey
    IJM’s message and image through written, visual and oral communication;
  • Excellent people skills, demonstrated
    through collaborating with and supporting colleagues in a
    multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic organization; and
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith, as
    defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty,
    integrity and transparency;
  • Strong initiative and result-orientation;
  • Attention to detail and disciplined with
  • Personable and mature judgment;
  • Professional presentation in demeanor,
    written and oral communication;
  • Works well under stress and maintains a
    sustained positive attitude; and
  • Strong ethic of service and a passion for
    IJM’s goals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
International Justice Mission (IJM) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.

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