Communications Officer NGO Careers – ChildFund International

Job Title:    Communications Officer
Organisation: ChildFund
International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
For over seventy years globally, ChildFund provides help to deprived,
excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives
and opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting
and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose
individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing
the worth and rights of children.
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer will provide strong and strategic communications
direction and support to ChildFund Uganda, through the management of the
communications function that is focused to serve the essential communications
needs of ChildFund Uganda. This will include: overseeing the production of key
communications resources for donor and public engagement; positioning ChildFund
with in-country and international media and manage internal communications
processes which support and advance the strategic goals of ChildFund and its
core functions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Strategy Development: Provide
    support in the development and implementation of an integrated and
    effective communication strategy with internal and external stakeholders
    of ChildFund for building of a high-performance communications function
    that is managed, structured and focused for productive and quality work.
    Provide support in the development, implementation and monitoring of
    strategies for internal and external communication.
  • Internal Communications Management:
    Ensure
    that key internal communications messages and products of
    ChildFund are skilfully developed and articulated for meeting their
    objectives.
  • Donor/Public Engagement:
    Oversee the planning and production of compelling and issues-oriented
    fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic,
    print and video) for effective donor and public engagement by ChildFund –
    both in-country and internationally as appropriate.
  • Media Communications Management:
    Ensure positive portrayal of ChildFund in the media, promoting the
    interests of ChildFund.
  • Tasked with the promotion of
    ChildFund’s image.
    Carry out periodic ChildFund image audits and
    design strategies to enhance the image in line with the findings.
  • Advocacy: Work closely with
    advocacy colleagues to define key issues, messaging, and communications
    channels for public advocacy initiatives and oversee the development of
    advocacy-oriented communications products.
  • Management of information flow between ChildFund
    with its external and internal stakeholders.
  • Manage ChildFund’s National Public Events.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ChildFund
    Communications Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Mass Communications or closely related area
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree in
    Journalism or Mass Communication would be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of experience in a
    similar position is an advantage
  • Extensive computer proficiency.
  • Must be a clear, fast thinker who can
    define action plans and implement them.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong facilitation and documentation
    skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem
    solving skills.
  • Strong people management and mentoring
    skills
  • Excellent public relations skills.
  • Completes tasks in a timely, cost
    effective way
  • Ability to take fast decisions.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple-tasks and
    work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Highly proactive
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their applications including
detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three
professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The
National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda
Email: ugandahr@childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office
located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 3rd
February 2017

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