Communications & Marketing Director Employment Opportunity – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: 
National Director
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:
The Communications & Marketing Director will lead World Vision’s efforts to
increase the overall influence, income and impact of the ministry in Uganda. As
a member of the Senior Leadership Team, provide strong strategic communications
and marketing direction for the organization, positioning it and building on
its established reputation and trust.
Lead in the
development and implementation of an integrated strategy for the building of a
high-performance communications & marketing function that is managed,
structured, focused and staffed for productive and quality work. This strategy
will identify the key communications and marketing needs of World Vision
Uganda, while setting and steering strategic communications and marketing goals
and processes that are contextualized to and in alignment with its core
ministry functions and goals and to that of Our Promise.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Communications and
Marketing strategy
  • Develop and implement Context-driven communications strategy and
    associated business planning that supports organizational strategy (at
    national and Partnership levels) execution is developed and implemented,
    including strong monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide advice , guidance and support to the National Director as a
    communications and organizational leader
  • Ensure senior and cross-functional teams have broad understanding of
    how communications integrates with and strengthens organizational
    strategy, programming, operations, resource acquisition, and support
  • Provide spiritual leadership and input to the organization and
    guidance to the communications and marketing department
Reputation and
Influence management
  • Strategically position World Vision in mainstream and social media
    to mobilise public support for social and policy change
  • Ensure reputational risks are managed in an agile and proactive way,
    in line with WVI global standards
External engagement
  • Develop Evidence-based content for resource generation, sponsorship
    transformation and ministry
  • Ensure that external engagement business planning is mapped,
    developed and implemented in partnership with advocacy team
  • Develop a strong internal communications function that mobilizes
    staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact
Team management
  • Build a high performance through the leading of; goal setting,
    prioritization, process management, and relationship management
Marketing and
  • Develop a high performing marketing function is to build
    organizational capacity to raise local sources of funding to better and
    more sustainably support the ministry World Vision

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Communications & Marketing
    Director job placement should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in
    Communications, Media, Journalism, Arts or similar
  • At least five years’ experience leading and managing communications
    and production teams in international NGOs or Creative Industries
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of international development and the
    communication and media industry
  • Advanced Photo and Video production, editorial, graphic design and
    media skills
  • Proven experience of training and capacity building of others
  • Advanced level of computer proficiency, Mac and PC, including
    editing skills across Adobe and Apple software for video, photo, media,
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview –
    Ability to articulate and model WV’s Christian identity and mission in an
    inclusive way.
  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent
    communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Self-management/resilience and emotional maturity.
  • Good team player
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 2nd August 2019
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