Earn over 4m as Communications Officer at International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA)

Job Title:      Communications Officer
Organisation: International
Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) 
Duty Station: Wakiso,
Uganda
Salary Range:
UGX 4,000,000 – 6,000,000 Gross
Reports to:  Programmes Manager
About US:
The International
Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) is a regional
advocacy network and membership based organization run by and for women living
with HIV. ICWEA advocacy is based on evidence of daily lived experiences to
influence policies and programmes. ICWEA uses participatory processes to ensure
that work done addresses the priorities of women living with HIV, including
young women, from the grassroots. ICWEA promotes all voices and it advocates
for changes that improve the lives of women living with HIV.
Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will be tasked with
ensuring that the image and reputation of ICWEA is maintained and enhanced as
an efficient, effective, responsible and responsive organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinates internal and external publications,
    including media releases, newsletters, reports, brochures, media briefing
    notes and regular newspaper columns;
  • Manages ICWEA’s social media platforms
    such as Facebook, Twitter etc;
  • Attends relevant conferences, workshops,
    meetings or training sessions as required for the proper fulfillment of
    the duties for the position;
  • Participates in semi-annual and annual
    report writing processes;
  • Performs other duties that may arise at
    the direction of the Executive Director that are consistent with the level
    of competencies of the position;
  • Responsible for developing a
    communications strategy well aligned with ICWEA activities;
  • Manages media relations, ensures public
    relations opportunities are created and explored by maintaining positive
    relationships with the media and by providing them with accurate and
    timely information;
  • Offers coordination and mobilization
    support in implementing communication activities of the ICWEA women’s
    networks;
  • Manages ICWEA’s communications with all
    internal and external stakeholders, including staff, members, media,
    donors, relevant government bodies and suppliers;
  • Publicizes ICWEA’s role, innovations,
    services and activities to the local and wider community;
  • Provides support to enhance the
    Executive Director’s Office operations;
  • Collects, documents and publishes change
    stories resulting from different organizational projects;
  • Develops and supports translation of
    communication materials into local languages for the targeted populations;
  • Train and mentor women and girls living
    with HIV in communication based on Programme Activities;
  • Participate in advocacy events and
    engagements with relevant state and non-state actors;
  • Coordinate ICWEA related radio & TV
    talk shows and activities on other media platforms.                                                                                   
Key Deliverables:
  • Promoting & maintaining the image of
    ICWEA;
  • Contributing to the development of
    communication materials to raise awareness of ICWEA’s activities;
  • Responsible for ICWEA’s digital
    communication platforms and liaises with the Executive Director and/or her
    designate to ensure that all information posted on the website is
    relevant, accurate and appropriately presented; and
  • Attends all relevant public forums and
    events for ICWEA.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or Public Relations.
  • Two to three years’ experience in
    communications, Journalism, advocacy or in closely related contexts;
  • Knowledge of designing various
    communication messages;
  • Capacity building for staff in
    communication and social media; and
  • Awareness of different media landscape.
  • Creative writing;
  • Mobile and Web content/ social media
    management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Presentation/facilitation skills;
  • Coordination and networking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Report writing; and
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Attention to style and detail;
  • Self-driven;
  • Optimistic and positive.
  • Results Orientation: Ability to meet
    project goals and produce high-quality results;
  • High professional maturity, character
    and strong work ethic
  • Open-minded and free-spirited; and
  • Innovative.
Note: Women living with
HIV are encouraged to apply.
 How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th August 2019
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