Communication and Visibility Officer (2 Senior EU Aid Job Volunteer Jobs) – The European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Organisation: The
European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Directorate-General for
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), formerly
known as the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office, is the European
Commission’s department for overseas humanitarian aid and for civil protection.
The European Union has been the second largest donor of humanitarian assistance
since 2000. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200
operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/
Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Humanitarian Aid
is channeled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic
group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
Job Summary: The
Communication and Visibility Officer will support the hosting organisations as
well as the still in-country implementation volunteers in their communication
work. The communications volunteers will have the opportunity to work together
with and learn from the communication departments of the European sending
organisations to align the communication materials of the hosting organizations
with the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative and the established communication plan by
the consortium for this project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Capacity building and training on:
  • The development of communication and
    visibility materials on the results and methodologies of (DRR-related)
    projects and programs of the hosting organisations and local partners
  • The development of communication and
    visibility materials on the EU Aid deployments
  • Overall communication of local hosting
    organisations, e.g. training on project/program/annual reporting and
    website development
  • Usage of Social media and internet for
    visibility purposes
  • Visibility workshop(s) and training(s) on
    communications to local organisations on how to present projects and
    results in order to strengthen their visibility towards donors and media.
To produce visibility and communications material on DRR-interventions
and EU Aid deployments
At local level by:
  • Create a material bank/portfolio for
    projects/programs results and successes to share with donors, media and
  • Create communications and visibility
    material on EU Aid deployments (and what the work of a volunteer entails
    in practice)
  • Make visibility material for local hosting
At consortium level:
  • Provide support and media strategy to link
    local organisation to local and international media at the global
    consortium level
  • Produce visibility material for EU Aid
    Volunteers –program consortium (Develop an agreed upon Country
    Communication & Visibility Package for the ACT EUAV consortium per
    country. This could include good quality photos and short videos on DRR
    interventions, deployments, life of volunteers, hosting organisations,
  • Support improvement of the linkage between
    Head Office and Field Office, partners, in visibility and communications

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should possess good
    coordination skills, especially at community level.
  • Proven ability in working with development
  • Previous experience of working abroad with
    local partners in different cultural settings.
  • Adapts calmly and reacts constructively to
    changing situations and constraints.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates  are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below and following instructions.
Deadline: 28th February 2018
For more of the latest jobs,
please visit or find us on our Facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *