Advocacy and Communication Officer Career Jobs – National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)

Organisation: National
Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Coordinator
About US:
The National Association of
Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) is a professional body for Social Workers in
Uganda. The Association aims at bringing together all Social Workers in Uganda
to contribute to a better professional practice, favorable conditions of work
for Social Workers and equitable national development and transformation. The
overall aim of NASWU is to promote and facilitate Social Welfare and Social
Development in Uganda
Under the Coordinating
Comprehensive Care for Children (4 Children) a five-year, USAID-funded project
implemented by a consortium of organizations led by CRS. NASWU supports systems
and structures at country and regional levels to implement evidence-based
interventions that protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability and
build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation.
Job Summary: The Advocacy
and Communication Officer will support advocacy, visibility and branding of
NASWU. She/he will play a key role in ensuring that NASWU’s communications are
both influential and informative to a full range of stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    and implement the NASWU communications and advocacy strategy
  • Provides
    advice and expertise to Branch Executive Committee structures and officers
  • Develop
    communications and advocacy materials including newsletters, advocacy
    briefs, leaflets, reports and promotional materials.
  • Create
    visibility of NASWU’s strategic involvement within relevant stakeholders
  • Take
    the lead in organizing media outreaches; arrange all media contacts, press
    briefings, and interviews and respond to media inquiries quickly and
    effectively.
  • Develop
    and maintain a project website for information dissemination.
  • Ensure
    member recruitment and retention


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree from reputed
    university in Social Work and Social Administration.
  • Post-graduate
    training in advocacy and communication.
  • Documented
    experience in intercultural communication, including a good understanding
    of NGO structures and USAID project work.
  • Documented
    experience in advocacy and lobbying with national and community actors
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants should send their applications and updated CVs (Detailing
responsibilities carried out in previous positions) and three referees via
Email addressed to:
National Co-ordinator,
National Association of Social
Workers of Uganda
Email to: naswu2014@gmail.com (Please indicate clearly on the application
subject line the position applied for.)
NB: Only short listed candidates will
be contacted.
Deadline: 20th April 2018 by 4:00pm
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