Fresher Communications Assistant NGO Jobs – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Organisation: Strategic
Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Strategic
Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network – is a coalition of
civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995, the organisation
advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn region and works
specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting women’s access to
justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating women’s political
participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala, Uganda and SIHA
maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Job Summary:  The Communications Assistant will ensure
effective implementation of SIHA’s communication and advocacy strategy, media
relations and organizational outreach efforts. Central to this function will be
the provision of communications support to Advocacy and Communications Division
and curation of SIHA’s social media interaction across a multitude of platforms
under the direct supervision of the Regional Advocacy and Communications
Officer. If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of communications trends,
social media, research and/or advocacy, you’re exactly what we’re looking for.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Assist
the SIHA Network Communications and Advocacy Working Group in the following
tasks:
                    
Assist
with the preparation and production of communication materials, including fast
facts brochures, newsletters and publications;
                    
Update
SIHA Network social media on a regular basis with relevant material,
highlighting key events and achievements;
                    
Assist
in conducting any campaigns and events that the SIHA Network Communications and
Advocacy division undertake;
                    
Provide
support in developing press and public statements capturing key messages of
SIHA Network’s work;
                    
Contribute
towards the development of new vectors of communication to support the
Communications and Advocacy division;
                    
Assist
in planning and implementing new initiatives from the division;
                    
Assist
in writing press releases and feature articles related to activities/events;
                    
Assist
the RACO with any other duties as may be assigned;



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
applicant must hold a University degree in the field of social studies and
gender, public relations communications, journalism or equivalent;
                    
At least
two to four years of work experience in the field of gender and/or development
cooperation preferably within civil society, human rights NGOs or donor
organizations, with preference being focused work in the human rights field and
similar sectors;
                    
Strong
combination of studies and work experience in the fields of women, human rights
and development in the African context, East and Horn of Africa;
                    
Strong
knowledge of digital tools and social media;
                    
Proven
experience and interest in the field of advocacy and communication, especially
new media;
                    
Strong
editing and revising skills;
                    
Excellent
command of written and spoken English is a mandatory;
                    
Ability
to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
                    
Ability
to write clearly and concisely;
                    
Initiative,
sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members
of different national and cultural backgrounds;
Key Competencies
                    
Proactive
and practical-minded
                    
Team
Player
                    
Excellent
writing skills
                    
Quick
learner
                    
Self-reliant
                    
Good
computer skills
                    
Creative
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated C.V., contact
details for three professional references, application letter and two samples
of writing, preferably proposals you have written, to
humanresourcesiha@gmail.com. Please enter ‘Application Materials:
Communications Assistant” in the subject field.
Deadline: 25th April 2019
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