Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Fields of Life (FOL)

Job Title:        Communications Officer
Organisation: Fields
of Life (FOL)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Executive Director
About US:
Fields of Life
Uganda is a charitable organization that has been operating in Uganda since
1993. FOL-Uganda services are delivered through a community and faith based
intervention model. We envision a society where vulnerable and marginalized
people’s lives are changed, their communities transformed and their hope built
through our faith-based approach to development work.
Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will provide a lead
role on the management of the communication with a sole purpose of attaining
efficiency and effectiveness in achieving the vision, mission and the goal of
the organisation. The post holder has responsibility for administering and
coordinating the communication processes in the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop a clear communications protocol for the organization
    ensuring that this is consistent with the guidelines and principles of
    Fields of Life
  • Implement and monitor the delivery of the communications strategy
    and plan;
  • Formulate media information packages to mark international days
    relating the organisation’s thematic areas
  • Develop, review and edit organisational documents to be shared with
  • Conceptualize, develop and package various information materials on
    Fields of Life work for communications / publicity purposes (e.g.
    brochures, briefing kits, magazines, annual reports, Field notes, videos,
  • As part of the communications strategy and plan, produce and
    disseminate newsletters and other publications for both external and
    internal stakeholders;
  • Liaise and maintain contact with all stakeholders in implementing
    the communication strategy
  • Keep abreast with the initiatives of FOL HQ  and adapt in the communication and media
  • Draw up budgets for communications and media work and activities
  • Carries out any other duties as requested by Management.
Administration: Carries out administrative duties associated
with the completion of the duties and tasks of the Communications Executive
  • Monthly reports submitted to the line manager and copy to the Head
    of Programs
  • Quarterly reports developed in line with the approved communication
    work plan and approved to guide implementations including achievements,
    challenges with action taken and success story for the interventions
  • Develop and maintain a very good data base for all the photo, videos
    and success stories.
  • Gender: Mainstream gender in communication activities and promote a
    gender sensitive environment in your work.
  • Risk Management: identify possible risks to FOL’s operations and
    report in a timely manner.
  • Outreach: Support FOL staff, partners and supported communities
    including children to get deeper understanding and appreciation of the
    role of faith in development.
  • Child protection: Adhere to FOL’s child protection policy and code
    of conduct; prevent, identify, report and respond to child protection
    issues and incorporate CP in communication activities
Key Results Areas:
  • Develop a communication strategy
  • Development of program specific information materials
  • Authoring, reviewing & editing documentation
  • Dissemination of information materials to stakeholders
  • Documentation of organisational achievements
  • Staff Communication Trainings
  • Share the organisation’s story in the media

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass
    Communication/Journalism/Community Development OR Bachelor’s Degree in
    Education, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences or
    related field
  • Post graduate qualification or certification in public relations and
    customer care or creative writing.
  • At least three years’ consecutive experience in a similar role, or
    in writing and editing position at a media house.
  • Personal attributes: Self supervisory, results oriented, able to
    work under pressure, high level of creativity.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should their updated CVs and cover letters with 3 work related referees to the
address or e-mail below. Application should be marked as “Communications
Officer FOL” Applications may not exceed 2MBs.
While we thank all
applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 20th March 2019
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