Fresher Advocacy and Communication Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Platform for Labour Action (PLA)

Organisation: Platform
for Labour Action (PLA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Research and Knowledge Management
About PLA: 
Platform for Labour Action
(PLA) is a national human rights civil society organization that was founded in
2000. PLA focuses on human rights and seeks to promote and protect the rights of
the vulnerable and marginalised workers through empowerment of communities and
the individual. Our target population include children in exploitative forms of
work, children at risk of exploitation, informal sector workers infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS, women and youth and workers earning below Ushs.
300,000/-  per month.
Job Summary: The
incumbent will carry out advocacy on behalf of PLA on contemporary issues
affecting   vulnerable and marginalized workers.
The  Advocacy and Communication Officer will mainly coordinate,
direct, control, supervises and implements all advocacy related issues and
programmes of PLA in relation to national laws and policies, international
labour standards and other human rights instruments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, review for approval and
    implement an advocacy strategy for Platform for Labour Action in the areas
    of Labour and Employment.
  • Initiate and coordinate the
    organization’s advocacy work in relation to national laws and policies,
    international labour standards and other human rights instruments.
  • Build and maintain working relationships
    with relevant District and National government and nongovernmental actors
    and institutions in the area of child labour and HIV/AIDS
  • Deepen contacts as well as partnerships
    and links with Media, Ugandan civil society, trade unions and the private
    sector active in labour and employment and network in an effective and
    efficient manner.
  • Actively coordinate the PLA led Civil
    Society Organizations Coalitions, maintaining a register for members and
    supporters, regular communication and updates.
  • Prepare policy briefs, media postings,
    newspaper weekly summaries, production of newsletters.  
  • Organize, attend meetings and workshops
    on behalf of the organization and represent the organization in meetings
    and follow up on activities.
  • Significantly contribute to the
    organizational resource mobilization through participation in proposal
    writing, conceptualization of the projects
  • Compile and prepare monthly and weekly
    work plans, implement planned activities, prepare activity, monthly as
    well as project progress
    reports.          
  • Maintain professional credibility by
    keeping in touch with new developments in own field.
  • Promote, market and disseminate advocacy
    related issues and programmes.
  • Actively coordinate the development of
    advocacy related IEC materials and ensure that they are disseminated
  • Responsible for designing IEC messages
    and presenting them to the Management for approval and development.
  • Initiate and participate in proposal
    writing, prepare monthly and weekly work plans.
  • Implement planned activities, prepare
    activity, monthly as well as project progress reports.
  • Maintain professional credibility by
    keeping in touch with new developments in own field.
  • Supervise volunteers providing them with
    consultations, direction and job review on a regular basis.
  • Take part in action-oriented research
    for the organisation to inform advocacy agenda.
  • Perform any other related duties as may
    be assigned to you from time to time by the Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Advocacy and Communication Officer
    should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development, Law, Human Rights, Mass
    Communication and Relevant Fields
  • Possess the ability to understand labour
    and Employment issues of vulnerable and marginalized groups.
  • Past exposure and experience of writing
    and communicating Development issues.
  • Proven ability to quickly respond to
    emergency issues in timely manner.
  • Excellent analytical, creativity and
    innovation skills.
  • Ability to adopt to PLA’s values
    of  professionalism, commitment to work, transparency and
    accountability, team work, respect for Human Rights and zero tolerance of
    corruption.
  • Public relation skills
  • Good advocacy and lobbying skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Possess the ability to work
    independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong team work skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work under minimum
    supervision.
  • Keen interest in and knowledge of labour
    related issues.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to sne their applications in writing,
including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to
info@pla-uganda.org or admin@pla-uganda.org;

Handwritten applications can be delivered to Plot 14 Martyrs Line Ntinda off
Kira Road – Kyambogo Road P.O Box 9714 Kampala – Uganda

Deadline: 27th April 2018

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