Media & Communications Specialist Non-profit Careers – Building Tomorrow-USA

Organisation: Building
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Building
Tomorrow Uganda Country Director
About US:
Started in 2006, Building
Tomorrow-USA improves access to child-friendly, community-supported schools by
providing an inclusive, transformative education for underserved children.
Through our Thriving Schools program, we deploy Building Tomorrow Fellows who
recruit and train Community Education Volunteers, together bringing
out-of-school children into the classroom while working with school leadership
to ensure access to an inclusive, transformative school environment. We also
work hand-in-hand with local communities, the Ministry of Finance and the
Ministry of Education to construct new primary schools where no formal primary
school exists. With a full-time staff of 105, Building Tomorrow reaches over
101,000 students each day. Building Tomorrow has received funding and
recognition for its innovative work from the Clinton Global Initiative, Educate
a Child, Echoing Green, the Segal Family Foundation, and Forbes Magazine.
Job Summary:  The Media & Communications Specialist
(MCS) will lead content-creation for storytelling, reporting, and training. You
will also coach Building Tomorrow staff and community-based Fellows to create
and contribute high-quality content. The content you create and manage will
target audiences in the donor community, leaders in Uganda, and people in the
communities where we work. It will reflect Building Tomorrow’s human-centered
values, and elevate the dignity, talent, diversity of the people whose stories
you tell.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
social media content aimed at increasing awareness of and engagement with
Building Tomorrow.
high-quality pictures and filming videos that demonstrate our impact, or that
can be used to train staff, teachers, or other partners.
in-country staff in the field, interviewing students, teachers, employees,
Fellows, parents and community leaders and sharing their stories.
blogs, press releases, informational and human-interest publications for use in
Building Tomorrow’s marketing and donor communications.
donor reports related to particular grants/streams of funding.
Building Tomorrow staff and Fellows to improve the quality and efficacy of
their own storytelling.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
experience in a communications/media-focused role, ideally for an international
bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
in intercultural work environments, and a learner’s heart – curious, studious,
A firm
grasp of social media tools and platforms we use (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,
and LinkedIn).
A high
level of competence in at least one video/photo editing program (e.g. Adobe
Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, etc.) with a capacity to quickly learn more.
communication skills – strong writer and skilled storyteller with
professional-level oral and written fluency in English.
to live and work overseas, traveling regularly to remote areas with very
minimal infrastructure.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send an updated resume, statement of interest (one page maximum), and a
portfolio of your best 3-4 pieces (video, blog, photographs) to
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