Communications Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:          Communications Officer
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Communications
and Public Relations Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart,
the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer supports the World Vision the National Office Programmes
team through production of communication materials for marketing, grant
acquisition, advocacy and media campaigns. The role among others will also
support the coordination and hosting of media related visits to the ADPs and
Key Duties and
Keeping the World Vision Uganda Promise to Support Offices (SO) and
  • Ensuring communication/marketing resources
    are planned, prioritized and resourced for effective donor/SO engagements
  • Coordinate, plan and support visits to the
    National Office (scouting of impact stories, high quality photos and video
  • Compilation of communication materials and
    best practices that support growth of income and impact of World Vision
  • Working with Programmes/projects to ensure
    visibility plans/activities are implemented as agreed
  • Support the programme Specialists and
    Communications teams to compile Reports and briefs
Program visibility, branding, messaging and designing of communications
  • Work with field teams and partners to
    develop, pre-test and roll out IEC/BCC material (such as documentaries,
    posters, flyers and brochures) for awareness creation and education.
  • Coordinate the design, development and
    roll out of the campaign and project materials by working closely with
    service providers and the procurement team.
  • Take lead in the dissemination of the
    publications such as research findings, policy statements and reports
    through utilizing meetings and events.
Advocacy and public event planning and management:
  • Take leadership in planning and organizing
    public events and outreaches meetings in line with the World Vision
    strategic priorities.
  • Build the technical capacity of staff and
    partners in order to carry out effective documentation and communication,
    as well as dissemination for advocacy campaigning and learning.
  • Participate in project assessments and
    design to ensure integration of documentation and communication as well as
    dissemination strategies.
Enhanced documentation of Programmes (e.g. through promising practices,
best practices and most significant change stories)
  • Assist the field teams in integrating
    documentation and communication to effectively draw lessons and change
    stories in line with the strategy.
  • Coordinate the process of identifying,
    documentation and dissemination of most significant change stories and
    promising and best practices using multi-media platform.
  • Compile and submit quarterly reports and
    bi-annual magazines/newsletters highlighting the programme progress and
    share them with stakeholders and donors.
  • Facilitate information sharing at the
    National Office and field teams with relevant publications, reports and
    news features related to World vision sector priorities

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision
    Communications Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    with preference in communications, community development, or related field
    of study
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    similar role, preferably with non-government organization
  • Skills in personal computing, email and
    general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Previous experience with still
    photography, videography, and story writing style of communication
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    transformational development and ability to translate technical language
    into language that is easily understandable by donors
  • Excellent communication and public
    relations skills with strong English language capability (written and
    oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles
  • Previous experience in hosting or working
    with donors or visitors highly preferred
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 30th
September 2017
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