Advocacy Manager Non-profit Careers – Child’s i Foundation

Job Title:       Advocacy Manager
Organisation: Child’s
i Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Child’s i Foundation
is a non-profit organization that creates change by re-imagining care,
rebuilding families and support systems, and re-purposing orphanages into
services that support children growing up in safe and loving families.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Act as Child’s i Foundation spokesperson for external communications
    including coordinating and managing external press requests, writing
    articles, interviews and press releases, and overall management of press
    initiatives. Where opportunities present, invite and host media at CiF HQ
    and events and lead as the main point of contact regarding media exposure
    around CiF initiatives and events.
  • Produce regular press opportunities and identify PR and marketing
    opportunities to raise awareness of Child’s i Foundation and alterative
    care in Uganda and across the region.
  • Build relationships with national and international press and
    bloggers to champion a movement towards child care system transformation
    prioritising families, not orphanages.
  • Work closely with the Communications team to develop media assets
    and materials targeting key audiences on the importance of family and
    community-based care and the harm of institutions.
  • To support the design and implementation of the National Advocacy
  • Research and Map key stakeholders and manage key strategic
    relationships with key to help us progress the national advocacy strategy.
  • Support the development of an adoptive parents association to help
    champion family and community based care.
  • Build a coalition of like-minded civil society organisations to
    strengthen families and develop alternative care and build technical
    know-how in Uganda
  • Support organization and planning of meetings, workshops and
    conferences for key stakeholders.
  • Support the development of young care leavers involvement in
  • Support development of national policies and research materials on
    Child Care and Protection
  • Position papers and policy papers related to care reform
  • Support documentation of evidence from orphanages to family and
    community based care
  • Represent CIF in relevant national forums related to child care and
Reporting and
  • Monitor and report on all advocacy activities to determine the
    efficacy of the different approaches with the Regional Communications
    Advocacy and Fundraising Director.
  • Provide bi-monthly updates to the Regional Communications Advocacy
    and Fundraising Director for the monthly performance indicators and
    targets and contribute to the CiF annual report.
Be active on
Facebook Workplace and encourage staff to share exciting stories in CiF and
across Transform Alliance Africa.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Child’s i Foundation Advocacy Manager job must
    hold a University Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations,
    Journalism or other relative field (undergraduate)
  • At least two years of previous experience in a Journalism or
    Advocacy position.
  • In-depth understanding of the Uganda political and social context
    and familiarity with key stakeholders in the CCI sector.
  • Ability to grasp complex information and accurately translate these
    into briefings and other forms of advocacy communication.
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively engaging with government at
    all levels
  • Experience writing press releases
  • Previous experience with Ugandan media and civil society
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively mobilizing and working with
    civil society networks and organisations to generate momentum on a common
  • Communications Skills
  • Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs to
Deadline: 16th July 2018
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