Advocacy and Communications Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Advocacy and Communications Officer
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
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 Children’s work in the region. She/he 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
    applicant 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.
  • Possession
    of a 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.
  • Computer
  • Excellent
    documentation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 18th January 2018

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