Development Communications Coordinator Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:          Development Communications Coordinator
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Communications
and Public Relations Manager and the and Senior Programmes Director
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 Development
Communications Coordinator supports projects staff with the ongoing creation
and maintenance of communications material. This includes basic photography and
video production, graphic design and print management, media engagement and
editorial support. The incumbent also supports creative implementation of
events held in projects and at National Level.
Key Duties and
Develop and Disseminate Communications Products, strategies and
  • Design, manage, and facilitate the
    implementation of Programmes Division communication strategy
  • Develop and implement plan(s) of action
    and activities for strategic communication and promotion
Programme visibility, branding and messaging:
  • Work closely 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
  • Coordinate the design, development and
    roll out of the campaign and project materials (such as documentaries,
    posters, flyers and brochures) 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 strategic meetings and events d in the dissemination of
    the publications such as research findings, policy statements and reports
    through utilizing strategic meetings and event
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.
  • Take part in project assessments and
    designs 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
  • Support the field teams in integrating
    documentation and communication to effectively draw lessons and change
    stories in line with the strategy
  • Coordinate the processes of identifying ,
    documentation and dissemination of most significant change stories and
    promising and best practices using a multi-media platform
  • Compile quarterly reports and bi-annual magazines/
    newsletters highlighting the programme progress and share them with
    stakeholders and donors
Empower Communities through Communications for Development (C4D)”
  • Work in liaison with the Communications
    team to develop Communication for Development manuals and roll-out C4D in
  • Work in liaison with the field teams (ADPs
    and Projects) to form structures, train staff and community members and
    facilitate C4D activities.
  • Link C4D teams with available media and
    communications platforms in the communities and at national level.
  • Build and enhance strong partnerships with
    community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil
    society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes
    supportive of programme goals
Media and publicity messaging:
  • Build linkages/partnerships with media
    companies to promote ongoing conversation about child well-being at
    national level and in the districts.
  • Design and package key audio and visual
    messages and ensure placements in different media houses
  • Work with the print media partners to
    promote the WVU agenda and specifically target policy makers through
    strategic and cost effective communications approached
  • Participate in strategic networks
    including Ministry levels, to promote the World vision profile
  • Participate in promoting World Vision
    Uganda’s visibility on existing World Vision Platforms (such as World
    Vision Central and ) and approved social media sites
  • Build capacity of staff in media relations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Development
    Communications Coordinator career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    with preference in communications, community development, or related
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    similar role, preferably with Non-Governmental organizations.
  • Experience with still photography,
    videography, and story writing style of communication
  • Excellent communication and public
    relations skills with strong English language capability (written and
    oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles
  • Experience with personal computing, email
    and general office productivity software
  • Previous experience in hosting or working
    with donors 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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