Senior Communication Officer Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
About Us:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The Senior
Communication Officer will be responsible for providing direct support for the
implementation of the activities related to communication Boda Boda Talk Talk
(BBTT), including messaging development, coordination with internal and
external stakeholders and development of a relevant communication covering all
zones of Bidibidi settlement.  This will
include capacity building and day-to-day supervision and support of the BBTT
team.  The Senior Communication Officer
will also coordinate the activities of the communication officers, volunteers
and BBTT drivers in the field, providing information materials and constantly
monitoring and improving this pilot activity, in addition to ensuring that the
activities of the BBTT communication team link to the other broader Protection
and Rule of Law program.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will manage, support and
    coach the BBTT communication team mainly the communication officers
  • Coordinate the activities of the BBTT team
    through close supervision, follow up and daily meetings
  • Coordinate closely with the Legal Officer,
    Protection officers and Community Engagement Officers/ Managers and other
    internal and external stakeholders to make sure the communication team is
    provided with updated information about available services to refugees and
    ongoing or upcoming events in the settlements;
  • Serve as a focal point for receiving and
    following up on overall messaging needs from partners in the settlement
    and ensure quality and relevance of messaging for the refugee community
  • Develop and implement an awareness
    strategy according to identified needs from the refugee community
  • Provide support to the M&E team for
    communication data collection (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Handle all admin and finance matters
    related to the BBTT communication team;
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of the BBTT
  • Perform any other duties, as needed or
    requested by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the IRC Senior
    Communication Officer career placement should holda Bachelor’s Degree in
    journalism, social sciences or communication
  • A minimum of two years of prior
    professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an
    international organization focused on communication/ journalism.
  • Good protection background and knowledge
    of refugee context.
  • Strong management and organizational
  • Excellent time management skills and
    ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to
    work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and
    diverse environment.
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Word,
    Excel and audacity/recording software).
  • Excellent drafting and oral communication
    skills in English.        
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online at the link below.
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