Marketing and Communications Facilitator Dutch Non-profit Jobs – SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Job
Title:             
 Marketing
and Communications Facilitator
Organization: SNV
Netherlands Development Organization
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
SNV Netherlands
Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development
organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a
global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has
been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded
programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV
focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief
that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the
opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to
programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening
the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in
order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce
poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special
attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and
stakeholder accountability.
Job Summary:  The AgriProFocus Marketing &
Communications Facilitator is based in Uganda and irregularly travels
internationally. (S) he will be responsible for planning, development and
implementation of all of AgriProFocus’ communication, marketing and public
relations strategy. The Communications facilitator ensures continuous
improvement of the strategy, the development of materials, services and
activities in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. They
will further coach fellow staff in specific areas of marketing, communications
and public relations and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with
the other functions of the Network. The Marketing & Communication
Facilitator will implement the activities of AgriProFocus Uganda Network that
focus on network Vitality, Programme development and implementation,
communication and implementation of Linking, Learning and Leadership
activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Network vitality:
                    
Regular
stakeholder mapping on particular themes, programs in implementation and
specific engagements. Maintain the database and regularly update is from a
multi stakeholder (Government, civil society, the private sector and
knowledge/research) perspective
                    
Stimulating
synergy and exchange between the members around their initiatives through
encouraging them to share information
                    
Moderate
the online platform by inviting members to contribute, publishing articles,
updating company profiles, facilitate debate and learning discussions;
o   Support organising and promotion of
multi-stakeholder Network building events 
o   Development of creative concepts    
o   Creative visibility and Branding of the
network building activities.
o   Creative Reporting
o   Online visibility
Overall
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
                    
Proactively
implement and continuously improve the Communication, marketing and PR strategy
of AgriProFocus Uganda.
                    
Develop
short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/ public
relations; monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.
                    
Develop
and disseminate regular communication briefs of network achievements and
programs to Network members and strategic partners
                    
Develop
necessary PR materials regarding the network’s corporate image
                    
Promote
the Network’s mission and services and work with the team to shape the
network’s image and values and devise means to communicate them externally.
                    
Identify
press opportunities, develop relevant content for the media, partner/member
social media, partner/member websites, newsletters and press releases.
Relationship
builder:
                    
Maintain
a broad network and relationship with key opinion leaders, media houses and
strategic journalists; to continuously share network results
                    
Establish
and maintain a relationship with key communications persons of the network’s
members, strategic partners and donors for constant exchange of information and
promoting the network relevance among these key stakeholder groups.
                    
Collecting
and analysing requests by members and other partners for matching, contacts or
other questions for collaboration
                    
Internal
Change makers;
                    
Proactively
participate in communications and marketing initiatives at global level; Liaise
with the communication department and where relevant other staff at the global
secretariat.
                    
Take
lead on continuous staff coaching on communication tips and tricks, reporting
and use of medial channels for communication
                    
Ensure
compliance of the team with the Network’s corporate Image
                    
Support
the team to steer quantitative and qualitative facts for determining programme
communication strategies and actions
Responsible for all
aspects of the network’s digital Communications, marketing and PR
                    
Manage
all content on the network’s social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter,
WhatsApp, LinkedIn
                    
Regularly
update internal staff on what’s going on in Uganda through Yammer
                    
Monitor
and flag trends and developments on partners social media channels that may
need the attention of the network
                    
Promote
what is going on within the network through the different channels (in a
creative manner) to attract the attention of key influencers.
                    
Coordinate
all online linking Learning and Leadership online activities like debates,
webinars for members on specific topics of interest
                    
Regularly
develop and send program result sheets and general newsletters to key members
and partners
Programmatic
business development
                    
Assist
in the development of TORs and MoUs for members, partners and service
providers.
                    
Coordinate
all documentation processes to strengthen monitoring, evaluation and learning
                    
Builds a
strong link with strategy level during the reporting process so that issues
being reported are used to inform decisions
                    
Develop
program specific fact sheets and promotion materials
                    
Lead the
preparation of progress reports, Annual Reports, M&E Plans, and Annual Work
Plans.
                    
Prepare
success stories and other communications products highlighting project
activities and outcomes.
                    
Prepare
project fact sheets
                    
Ensure
quality reporting and communications as per AgriProFocus branding and marking
requirements
                    
Support
in writing feature stories and other material to facilitate the business
development process
                    
Coordinate
the development, posting and maintenance of reports and other material on the
online channels and share directly with key relevant stakeholder groups
                    
Participate
in and contributing to committee meetings; Share interesting time highlights
(visual) on the network’s social media platforms in real time.
                    
Promote
tools to facilitate the sharing of ideas and interaction with in AgriProFocus
internal teams and external multi stakeholder groups.
                    
Promote
better understanding of issues regarding partnerships that work for food
systems with in the network
                    
Gather
and share information on particular themes.
                    
Develop
content to celebrate food system issues in specific months e.g. Gender and agri
business during the month of March, food and nutrition security during the
month of October (world food day month) etc.
                    
Coordinate
and support the network coordinator to keep informed of trends and developments
in the Agrifood sector and use this information to help AgriProFocus operate
with initiative and innovation.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication or public
relations, agricultural economics or related fields, a master’s degree in
either field is an added advantage.
                    
Experience
working in the field of development and the agrifood sector.
                    
Minimum
of 4 years working experience in the fields of marketing/communication/public
relations.
                    
Excellent
communication skills (reading, speaking and written) in English: knowledge of
other international and local languages is an advantage;
                    
Understanding
of strategic communication and how it can contribute to the achievement of
specific goals within the AgriProFocus Strategy.
                    
Familiarity
with global development issues.
                    
Demonstrated
ability to produce high quality, creative communication materials.
                    
Creative/Innovative
and constantly looks out for ideas to innovatively promote and pull attention
towards the network.
                    
Excellent
ability to conduct strategic interviews with different stakeholders and ability
to craft compelling stories based on information gathered in the interviews.
                    
Self-driven
and constantly on the lookout for new ideas and keeping track of technological
advancements.
                    
Excellent
research and analytical skills to enable one to keep track of trends,
developments and opportunities and share relevant information in the right
period.
                    
Representation
and networking; having a strong networking behaviour and interpersonal skills
                    
Excellent
reporting skills i.e. visual and written.
                    
The
ability to design and administer quick and effective surveys (Digital or
analogue) amidst discussions to measure the energy and level of understanding
in stakeholder discussions.
                    
Excellent
skills in moderating online platforms and social media engagements;
                    
Ability
to analyse, plan, communicate effectively orally and in writing.
                    
Computer
and Tech savvy.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join SNV are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 10th May 2019
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