Communication, Branding, and Media Officer NGO Job Careers – CARE International

Organisation: CARE
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Initiative
About US:
CARE (Cooperative for
Assistance and Relief Everywhere, formerly Cooperative for American Remittances
to Europe) is a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency
relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE
is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and
oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty.
Job Summary:  The Communication, Branding, and Media Officer
will  provide overall media engagement,
branding and communication for She feeds the World (SFtW) project, including
supporting the CARE Uganda program team, in information and documentation of projects,
events, media relations and projects, etc with the overall aim of raising CARE
Uganda’s profile and visibility. S/he will work closely with Information
Management and Documentation Coordinator (IMDC), and SFtW project MEAL and
Agribusiness Coordinator.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the SFtW project
portfolio on documentation and visibility efforts 65%
  • Ensures all new and current staff are
    knowledgeable and well oriented in all relevant SFtW project, and CARE
    Communications strategy (on brand, logos, etc), policies and tools (e.g.
    approval and vetting protocols, consent forms, etc);
  • Manages the archiving of all
    communication materials (photos, stories, articles, videos, documentaries)
    with associated approvals and consent forms;
  • Regularly goes out to the project
    activities to collect and write stories and supports project staff to
    write stories;
  • Responsible for the quarterly project
    and CO newsletter from beginning to end of the process, collecting
    articles, stories, photos from colleagues and partners and continuously
    innovating to keep the newsletter relevant and informative;
  • Supports documentation efforts of
    projects such as Project Information Sheets, summaries of results in forms
    of Info Graphics;
  • Support the project team for timely and
    quality preparation of Country Office Annual report, preparing / drafting
    content based on project results, based on PIRRS, ensuring the design is
    attractive and ready friendly, etc;
  • Maintains the Country Office WebSite,
    ensuring it is regularly updated with latest materials, information on SFtW
    projects and events, checking posts / information and questions received
    through the website;
  • Proposes promotional and visibility
    materials to be designed and procured by the CO (e.g. Annual calendars,
  • Guides project staff on their
    promotional and visibility materials ensuring the CARE guidelines and
    policies are followed (along with donor visibility requirements)
  • Coordinates the use of social media by
    the CO, on a regular basis and for specific events (twitter, facebook, etc
    as relevant);
  • Participates in the planning,
    organization, roll out and reporting on key events such as 16 days against
    GBV, IWD, Refugee Day, etc and takes lead on all aspects of visibility,
    communication and potentially media engagement for these events;
  • Together with the Information Management
    and Documentation Coordinator (IMDC), supports the program team with media
    visits including submitting approvals for licenses and permissions from
    relevant authorities for journalists / photographers, sending them prior
    information as required, reviewing their materials, etc
Support Key Program
Information Management 20%
  • Support the IMDC, maintain the CO
    portfolio overview (summary of all grants with key results of the grants)
    and circulate on a quarterly basis;
  • Support the IMDC, maintain the CO
    geographic portfolio mapping that captures the geographic presence of each
  • Support the IMDC, ensure key program
    documents from all active grants are safely archived on available
    platforms (Village, Cloud, etc), including approved proposals, approved
    budgets, final submitted progress, narrative and financial reports, MEAL
    documents (approved Log Frame, approved MEAL plans, base lines, end lines,
    final evaluations, etc); All as per standardized filing nomenclature for
    projects and programs; ensuring easy “irretrievability” when needed;
  • Support the IMDC, ensure the Knowledge
    Management of project closure is implemented by collecting, reviewing,
    refining and archiving Past Performance Templates of closing projects;
  • Support the IMDC, maintains database of
    all CO Program related MOUs with relevant institutions, e.g with Alliances
    & networks, with line Ministries, with District Local Governments, and
    sends alert to relevant colleagues for timely renewals;
  • Support the MEAL staff and works closely
    with them on annual Project Information Reporting (PIRRS);
  • Support the IMDC, in updating Country
    Office Capacity Statement at least every six months based on projects’
    reports, PIRSS data, etc
Support with secretarial and
administrative support to Senior Program Team
  • (Program Director and Program Managers)
  • Provide secretarial support to the
    Programme Director and Program Managers e.g. by supporting
  • the preparation of key program events
    (Design Workshops, Learning events, Advocacy events, Program Quality and
    Learning meetings etc), sending invitations, following up on participants,
    ensuring all materials needed for workshops are there, taking notes and
    preparing reports of events, keeping track of actions and decisions made
    at these events, etc
  • Supports the senior Program to enter
    Purchase Requests in CARE’s online procurement system for above mentioned
    key program events and liaises with Procurement team on the same;
  • Others: Any other duties as required (5%)
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Project Manager, CD, and PD.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the job must
    hold a Bachelors’ degree (or equivalent) in Communication and Information
    Management studies, web design, journalism or social media, public
    relations from a reputable institute.
  • Three years working experience in a
    similar position, preferably with an international organization or any
    other reputable organization.
  • Very good knowledge and skills of
    Information Communication Technology and social media engagement (Twitter,
    Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc);
  • Very good writing skills and proven
    experience writing newsletters, briefs, human interest stories, etc;
  • Very good computer skills in
    word-processing, publishing, spreadsheets;
  • Experience in and basic knowledge of
    photography and videography is a plus;
  • Website management knowledge would be an
    added advantage;
  • Committed to CARE’s mission and vision
    and values, and particularly to Gender        Equity
    and Diversity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and public
    relation skills.
  • Dynamic, creative, inquisitive and
    innovative individual with a passion for women and girls’ rights and a
    desire to capture how CARE’s work impacts them!
How to Apply:
Candidates who are interested
in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a
day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of
3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email: clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.
NB: Please note that when you
are successful for the above position, CARE will need verified copies of your
academic documents.
Deadline: 18th October 2019
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