Senior Communications Officer NGO Jobs – African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

Organisation: African
Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
African Initiatives
for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-governmental, non-political,
non-religious and non-profit making organization with the main aim of
protecting and seeking durable solutions for Refugees and IDPs in Africa in
partnership with UNHCR the UN refugee agency.
Job Summary:  The Senior Communications Officer will design
and implement communication protocols around brand development, strategic
change management communications, and production of communications materials.
You’ll use your experience in project management to execute a number of
activities from start to finish while collaborating both vertically and
laterally across countries and teams. You’ll bring in your big-picture,
creative thinking to pilot new ideas and implement new strategies. Of
importance, you’ll tap into your mature emotional intelligence to serve as a
natural connector within the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Serve as
the primary manager for a portfolio of strategic communications programs,
managing and developing content that supports AIRD’s strategy across all
external channels;
                    
Develop
and execute communications plans, strategies, and tactics to include setting a
protocol for AIRD’S branding and external communication, for web content,
social media and print media;
                    
Work
closely with the Director of Communications and Development, as well as
internal colleagues to edit drafts, write and proofread content that inspires,
educates and informs internal and external audiences and stakeholders in
support of AIRD’s mission
                    
Be the
driver of a new internal communication strategy



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, or related
field
                    
Four
years of experience in strategic communications roles developing and executing
strategic communications plans, utilizing interpersonal skills to work with
multiple internal and external stakeholders, managing agencies, and creating
content that educates and inspires readers
                    
Ability
to train
                    
Excellent
communication skills: Both oral and written communication and language skills
are essential for this role.
                    
Ability
to quickly and accurately understand. A good demonstration of the ability to
grasp the nuances of AIRD’s business, culture, objectives and people accurately
and thoroughly.
                    
Effective
leadership, execution and crisis communication skills: Have ability to lead and
set direction in communications, and yet collaborate with different levels of
people. Able to solicit ideas from different team players to be benefit of a
cause.
                    
Innovative
, dynamic and flexible with a creative mind to come with innovative ideas,
strategies and thinking out-of-the-box in alignment with the communication
objectives and business environment.
                    
Collaboration
with staff of all levels essential, particularly in supporting leaders in
different contexts outwork the strategy. Able to build trusted relationships
with staff of all backgrounds.
                    
Management
skills: Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure that the
quality of output is maintained. An organised thinker with good self management
skills.
Preferred
Qualifications
                    
Experience
working with program management stakeholders and strategic communications
programs strongly preferred
                    
Ability
to communicate in French – verbally and non-verbally
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated
CVs to hr@airdinternational.org
Deadline: 5th May 2019.
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