Communications Manager Employment Opportunity – Living Goods (LG)

Organisation: Living
Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Uganda
Country Director
About US:
Living Goods
supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door
teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling
affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water
filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less
than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through
networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand,
buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible
prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from
the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is
creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of
underserved communities.
Job Summary:  The Communications Manager will support the
development and dissemination of stories about our programs, help develop
attractive and engaging collaterals and presentations, and position our work
with key stakeholders through earned and social media. You will also help raise
awareness about our work – and community health more broadly – at key forums
and other stakeholder engagement meetings. This is a full-time role, based in
Kampala, Uganda, and you can expect up to 25% travel across the country.
The Opportunity:
Our ideal candidate
is an exceptional writer, has a knack for visual design and presentation, is
savvy with social media, has experience working successfully pitching and
placing stories in the media, and is a strong multi-tasker who can thrive in a
fast-paced environment.  As the
Communications Manager, you will work with internal and external resources to
develop and share stories about our work and impact strengthening Community
Health systems with audiences across the globe.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Write and oversee the design of a biannual country report on our
    work in Uganda targeted to government audiences.
  • Develop and implement a country-level communications strategy for
    national and district-level audiences, in collaboration with
    communications, advocacy and program staff in Uganda and the U.S.
  • Regularly travel to the field to document compelling content and
    imagery about our work in Uganda, for both local and global audiences.
    This will include success stories, fact sheets, blog posts, emails,
    stakeholder reports, social media content, and more.
  • Help create and post content on our WordPress website on a regular
    basis, and support curation and posting of content on social media
  • Identify and cultivate key press contacts nationally and at the
    district level to generate strategic earned media opportunities that
    amplify both Living Goods’ work and government commitments to community
    health; assist with pitching and media relations.
  • Provide internal communications leadership in Uganda, and identify
    communications tools and tactics that facilitate the sharing of important
    learnings and foster staff cohesion.
  • Support the planning and execution of events, conferences and
    meetings hosted by Living Goods and external stakeholders, including
    supporting logistics, branding, presentation development, talking points
    and collateral development.
  • Support a culture of learning and documentation by building the
    capacity of other staff in Uganda to effectively write and document
    programs through blogs and other vehicles to create an organizational
    culture supporting communications.
  • Hire and manage external consultants and vendors and support
    consistent branding across field offices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Communications Manager job placement
    must hold a University degree in communications or related field.
  • At least three years’ experience in developing and implementing
    comprehensive communication tools and tactics (working with both print and
    digital media), ideally for an international development organization;
    background in community health issues a strong plus.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.  Expert-level presentation skills. You
    know how to write an effective success story, and are willing (and eager)
    to get dirty traveling to the field to document impactful stories about
    community health and the work Living Goods is doing.
  • Highly computer literate with the Microsoft Office Suite; expertise
    in the Adobe Creative Suite strongly desired.
  • Strong experience with digital media, including website management
    (ideally WordPress) and with targeting influencers on major social media
    platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Experience developing press pitches and generating earned media.
    Strong media contacts at the national and district level highly desirable.
  • Experience identifying and managing communications consultants, such
    as videographers beneficial.
Compensation: A
competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including
health insurance and bonus opportunity. 
NB: Please
note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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