Advocacy and Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Advocacy and Communications Officer
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: YEB, Project
Manager
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Advocacy
and Communications Officer will provide editorial, creative and operational
support across Save the Childrens work in the region. The incumbent will play a
key role in ensuring our communications are both influential and informative
for the full range of our stakeholders. The Officer will support the advocacy
initiatives in the region. She/he may also be called upon to support programs
in emergency responses.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Advocacy and Communications Officer job placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mass Communication or related field. Post
    Graduate training in Journalism, Media Studies, International
    Communication or any relevant field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a
    media house or related position in an international development
    organization.
  • Strong writing, editorial and graphic
    skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
    team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
    capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 30th
September 2017

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