Communication and Advocacy Officer NGO Jobs – Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU)

Organisation: Forum for
African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About Us:
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEU) is an international
non-governmental organisation which was launched in February 1997 as part of a
bigger network of 34 National Chapters across Africa with a primary aim of
addressing gender disparities in education that were manifested through low
rates of access to education, retention, performance and completion of girls
starting from upper primary school through secondary up to higher education
levels.  
Job Summary: The
Communication and Advocacy Officer will play a key role in the development and
implementation of FAWEU’s communication and advocacy initiatives in order to
increase visibility and impact of FAWEU’s Advocacy interventions and campaigns.
The incumbent will support FAWEU in strengthening the collaboration with
stakeholders and other education NGOs. She/ he will increase FAWEU’s influence
regarding girl-child education and women issues through effective communication
strategies. By increasing FAWEU’s visibility, stakeholders are reminded of
their responsibilities and obligations to act and FAWEU’s voice is increasingly
taken into account. The jobholder will also work in close collaboration with
FAWEU’s programmes team, the position holder uses key messages developed in the
field in wide ranging work with key external stakeholders. She/ he shall
support FAWEU to develop effective tactics to use in successful advocacy
campaigns as well as identify and pursue advocacy campaigns independently.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Advocacy:
  • Spearhead the development of an advocacy
    strategy
  • Produce advocacy briefs and leaflets
  • Draft press releases and articles
  • Regularly updating and uploading
    information material on the website and other social media
  • Offer support in profiling and visualizing
    of FAWEU’s involvement with key stakeholders as well as other FAWEU
    Chapters
  • Identify advocacy opportunities relevant
    to FAWEU’s work
  • Actively engage in the NGO working groups
  • Lobby relevant stakeholders in regard to
    defined advocacy tasks.
Communication:
  • Spearhead the development of a
    communication and information strategy in order to strengthen and find new
    ways of enhancing FAWEU’s current internal and external communication and
    information channels and increase FAWEU’s visibility
  • Manage the communication decisions taken
    by FAWEU management and the board
  • Produce and distribute a periodic
    newsletter
  • Participate in surveys, evidence based and
    desk research and compilation of information for sharing
  • Maintain calendars/ diary for coordinating
    key events
  • Coordinating exhibit logistics,
    dissemination of publications and exhibition materials at events including
    maintaining/ tracking stocks of materials
  • Spearhead the branding aspect of FAWEU
  • Work in close liaison with the programmes
    department actively participate in the campaigns that may be organized
    from time to time.
Committee Meetings:
  • Is the secretary to the Publicity
    Committee
  • In liaison with the committee chairperson,
    shall ensure that the committee sits as per schedule
  • Spearhead the development of publicity
    committee work plan
Finance, Accountability, Procurement and Human Resources Processes:
  • Make timely requests and accountability
    for all funds advanced to you
  • Maintain a high standard of stewardship
    and accountability for all funds and assets entrusted to you
  • Ensure safety of all the assets under your
    charge and report all faults to administration
  • Liaise with the administration team for
    logistics on programme activities as may be required
  • Prepare performance plans and participate
    in performance evaluations and appraisals as scheduled
  • Adhere to all FAWEU Policies and
    Procedures.
Other: Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you by
your supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or relate field is
    essential. Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the above fields is
    desirable
  • Training in and knowledge of desktop
    publishing is essential
  • A minimum of three years of post
    qualification relevant experience in an international or local NGO work
    environment.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power
    Point, E-mail, Web-based research and Calendar applications as well as
    ability to use virtual office applications)
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing
    advocacy briefs, articles and press releases.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge in Advocacy planning,
    message development and packaging and advocacy mainstreaming
  • Proven ability in advocacy reporting
  • Analytical and problem solving skills,
    with the ability to work to a high standard, manage stress while
    prioritizing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines
  • High standard of integrity, discretion and
    loyalty
  • Actively seeks out feedback on their
    performance ( both results and behaviors) with a view to continuous
    learning and growing
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimal
    supervision
  • Proven ability to work effectively with
    others to achieve results with strong people leadership skills and
    abilities
  • A commitment to women empowerment as a
    route to development
  • Build relationships – ability to establish
    and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally
    and externally to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • Financial Management skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
updated CVs, cover  letters and copies of
education certificates as a single document to: faweujobs@truenorthafrica.com
clearly indicating the  job being applied
for in the subject of your email.
Deadline: 30th
January 2017

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