UNHCR Communication and Advocacy Officer NGO Jobs – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Organization: Windle Trust
Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is
to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the
challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and
employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle
Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education,
post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans
since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR).
Job Summary: The Communication
and Advocacy Officer is tasked with implementing activities to promote research
uptake by various stakeholders to inform refugee focused programs and policies.
The incumbent will also lead efforts to develop and implement Windle Trust
Uganda communication and advocacy strategy.
Key Duties and
  • The
    incumbent will develop and implement the Windle Trust communications and
    advocacy strategy:
  • The
    jobholder will advocate with government officials, multilateral and
    bilateral donors, civil society and private sector to use research
    evidence to inform programs and policies.
  • Take
    lead of efforts to draft press release, organize press conferences and
    manage dissemination events.
  • Work
    closely with the media house to broadcast, publish and disseminate
    research findings.
  • Design
    and implement the Windle Trust publications strategy and plan:
  • Maintain
    media and press contacts and serve as public information focal
  • Identify
    and develop storylines for publications and substantive articles for local
    media, contribute to debates on key development issues;
  • The
    incumbent will also coordinate and manage all Windle Trust
    publication activities, including content management,
  • Prepare
    content for the web sites and social media and work with the Information
    Technology Specialist to regularly update content on the website
  • Develop
    and maintain regular media contacts and provide newsworthy information to
    the public;
  • Mobilize
    the multi-media house to effectively disseminate research findings through
    print and electronic media.
  • Provide
    input into the Windle Trust quarterly and annual progress reports
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Windle Trust Uganda Communication and
    Advocacy Officer job vacancy must possess a good Bachelor’s degree in communications, media relations, journalism,
    public relations, business development, international development, or
    other related humanities or social sciences degrees.
  • Additional
    training in media relations, photography or creative writing is an asset
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience in public relations, communications,
    advocacy, campaign;
  • Previous
    working experience with child-centered organizations is an added advantage
  • Extensive
    knowledge and experience working to promote Refugee’s rights.
  • Computer
    skills in office software packages including power point, publisher, Adobe
    CS, or other publication design software, good knowledge and experience
    in web-based management systems, including social media platforms;
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in public speaking and/or event management is an
  • Ability
    to develop and manage media campaigns;
  • Excellent
    communication skills (oral and written);
  • Proven
    advocacy skills, and ability to generate interest in research uptake;
  • Strong
    multi-tasking skills;
  • Good
    networking skills with various stakeholders including government, donors,
    media house, CSO and including senior management;
  • Ability
    to build and maintain productive relationships with partners;
  • Proven
    ability to meet tight deadlines.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including
detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic transcripts
and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at least three
references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 6th January
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