Entry Level Communications Officer Job Opportunity – InfoNile.org

Job Title:          Communications
Officer
 Organisation:  InfoNile.org
Duty Station:  Kampala,Uganda
About US:
InfoNile.org is a collaborative
cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories
on water and environment in the Nile River Basin of Africa through data-based
multimedia storytelling. We are a project under Water Journalists Africa, the
largest network of water journalists on the African continent.


Job Summary:   With support from the JRS
Biodiversity Foundation, InfoNile is seeking a skilled Communications Officer
based in Uganda to help communicate and promote InfoNile programs working with
journalists across the Nile Basin countries, build partnerships with media
houses and other organizations/individuals, and work with journalists to create
content. Programs will include creating regular content for the InfoNile
website and social media platforms, managing all organization communications,
and working with journalists to edit stories and create data visualizations and
videos. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Communications Tasks
·        
Develop a strategic communications strategy
alongside the InfoNile team;
·        
Communicate and promote InfoNile/WJA programs
and stories comprehensively across a wide variety of platforms, both on and
offline;
·        
Manage and create regular content for the
InfoNile/WJA social media platforms including relevant data visualizations and
graphics for social media;
·        
Develop a regular newsletter to send to the
InfoNile network;
·        
Develop IEC materials to communicate the work
and impact of the organization such as brochures and annual reports;
·        
Seek for press coverage through press releases,
press conferences etc. as needed;
·        
Manage the InfoNile email address and official
communications such as official letters and calls for applications;
·        
Provide necessary support to communicate about
InfoNile programs for donor reports or other purposes;
·        
Represent the public relations of InfoNile at
any relevant forums or events.
Journalistic Tasks
·        
Critically edit journalist grantees’ stories and
provide mentorship to journalists throughout the reporting process;
·        
Assist with the creation of in-depth multimedia
data journalism projects involving journalists in different countries,
including creating and editing videos;
·        
Create compilations of InfoNile stories such as
magazines and documentaries;
·        
Secure content partnerships with media houses,
organizations or freelance journalists in the region, and build the
InfoNile/WJA network;
·        
Conduct research on relevant data sources
related to water, environment and climate change issues to be visualized as
interactive maps and other data visualizations;
·        
Publish and promote multimedia stories on the
InfoNile and Water Journalists Africa WordPress websites and manage the overall
look/content on the websites along with the IT officer;
·        
Any other duties as needed.



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Residency in Uganda
·        
Strong journalistic skills across multimedia
platforms- writing, photography, video, radio, etc.
·        
Strong WordPress skills
·        
Strong social media skills and creating unique
content and campaigns for social media, especially Facebook and Twitter
·        
Video, audio and photo editing skills
·        
(Preferred) data journalism and visualization
skills
·        
Broad and diverse networks with media houses and
journalists in Uganda and the Nile Basin region
·        
Knowledge, experience and interest in issues of
water and the environment in the Nile Basin
·        
At least two years’ experience working in/with
the media
·        
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications
or a relevant field
·        
Be a strong self-starter and able to work
independently and with self-initiative
·        
Strong communications and writing skills
·        
Fluency in English
·        
Public speaking skills
·        
Fluency in at least one other Nile Basin
language (Swahili, French, Arabic, Amharic, Kinyarwanda) (preferred)
           
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying
to this position, please send a cover letter (max 1 page) and your CV via email
to:  infonile2017@gmail.com
NB: Tentative starting date is
1st December 2019.
Deadline: 16th November 2019
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