Communications Advisor Non-profit Career Jobs – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
expertise.
Job Summary: The Communications
Advisor, based in Kampala, will be responsible for strategic communication
planning and delivery for both projects. S/he will be supported by the Nairobi
based IFDC Communications Coordinator and by IFDC headquarters communications
staff.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will ensure the delivery of
    planned project communication strategies and helping to keep them up to
    date.
  • Maintain regular social media presence for
    the project(s)
  • Supporting technical staff in designing
    and producing audio, video, and visually oriented training materials.
  • In charge of preparing articles and
    success stories illustrating project(s) approaches and achievements.
  • Work closely with the media by promoting
    and maintaining contacts with local, regional and national media.
  • Assisting in all report editing,
    formatting, illustration and graphics.
  • Organizing the project(s) photo and video
    library.
  • Collecting feedback on, and evaluating the
    impact of, communications activities.
  • Developing and coordinating the production
    of radio and video infomercials.
  • Organizing promotional events, media
    campaigns and press releases to promote project themes, messages, and
    achievements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Communications Advisor career
    placement must hold a degree in public and media relations or other
    relevant qualification.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant
    experience in mass media and public relations.
  • Computer skills in word processing,
    PowerPoint, image editors, desktop publishing and other graphic software.
  • Proven skills in video and audio
    program-making.
  • Skills in event management, and strong
    interpersonal relations.
  • Previous experience in developing training
    materials.
  • English spoken, writing and editing
    skills. A good knowledge of one or more of the local languages in Uganda
    is advantageous.
  • A good knowledge of the Uganda
    agricultural sector is advantageous.
  • Ability to meet agreed work related
    deadlines essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should send their application letters and updated CVs (max. 3 pages) to hr@issduganda.org. Please don’t attach certificates at this time. 
Deadline: 24th February 2017

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