Fresher Volunteer Communications Specialist NGO Careers – International Justice Mission (IJM)

 Job Title:        Volunteer Communications Specialist
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National Media
and Communications Manager
    
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 Volunteer
Communications Specialist will support the Casework and System Reform team as a
Volunteer Communications Specialist, working to bring substantive relief to
widows and orphans.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Office Support:
  • The incumbent will receive calls and
    respond to all telephone inquiries
  • Track and maintain a caller Data base
Casework Support:  Conduct case intake and client screening based
on established criteria.
Message Development:
  • Support the Communications Specialist to
    coordinate the IJM Kampala’s overall mass media and communications
    strategy.
  • Adapt messaging for radio, newspaper and
    other forms of media publication in liaison with supervisor.
  • Translate and contextualize messaging for
    audiences of various educational levels.
  • Draft, design, translate and edit printed
    materials for training, education, and awareness raising.
Support and Development:
  • Provide miscellaneous graphic and written
    resources to members of the IJM team.
  • Cooperate with members of the Casework
    team in developing stories about IJM cases.
  • Take part in IJM programs to develop
    professionalism and Christian formation.
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and
    volunteers.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Law, Mass communication, Human Rights or related
    field
  • One year of experience in media relations
    or related field.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Illustrator,
    Photoshop, InDesign) or similar program
  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the
    Apostles’ Creed.
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and
    values.
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance,
    writing and oral communication.
  • Works well under stress with a sustained
    positive attitude.
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and
    integrity.
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and
    proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs
and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to:
ugandarecruiting@ijm.org
OR by mail:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda
NB: A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how
you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either
be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and
should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines
(prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.
Deadline: 31st March
2017
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