Learning and Communications Officer

GOAL is currently seeking to hire competent persons to join
our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely
dynamic International NGO and to use your skills. If you are familiar with
working within the international development aid sector and have a strong
background in the areas mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!
All positions are contingent to funding.
Learning and
Communications Officer
About the Role: The
Learning and Communications Officer (LCO) will drive and support the external
and internal communication of learning from – and impact of – GOAL Uganda’s
programming. This will be achieved through developing a variety of multimedia
products for internal and external audiences, and managing an accessible
library of resources which are easily navigable by all GU teams. The postholder
will be expected to coordinate a diverse communications portfolio, contribute
to communications strategy, lead on special projects such as programmatic
impact reports, and liaise with other organisations when necessary. This is an
exciting communications opportunity for a confident writer who wants to engage
with a wide range of technical areas relevant to poverty eradication and global
development in both emergency and development contexts. Reporting to the Deputy
Programme Director – MEAL, the Learning and Communication Officer will also
work closely with the Communications Coordinator, creating synergy and
continuity across key programme areas. The post holder will be creative and
energetic, with experience in bringing about positive changes in the way teams
develop, manage and use information and learning to communicate effectively to
a wide variety of audiences
Key Responsibilities:
Support the implementation of a GU
Communications Plan, working closely with MEAL and Programme teams, and
covering both internal and external communications;
Work with MEAL and Programme teams, Global
Technical Advisors and others to convert data/workshop notes/interviews/complex
technical documents into well-written and engaging content suitable for a range
of audiences. 
Coordinate with SMT, MEAL and Programme teams
and solicit input into regular internal and external communication outputs
Provide training and capacity building to
Programme staff as needed on development/production of content for
communication materials
Produce high-quality communication materials
such as learning briefs, case studies, success/challenge stories, newsletters,
blogs, photo journals and videos reflective of all GU programme areas
Produce quarterly GU message sheets and share
with GOAL HQ and SMT
Act as an information bridge between the
Communications Team in GOAL HQ and GU
Serve as the focal point for information
requests on programmatic learning;
Review, adapt and edit resources in coordination
with relevant colleagues (e.g. Programmes, MEAL, HR, others) to respond to
requests for information from a range of partners and donors
Support the implementation of a GU social media
plan, with regular updates to GU’s social media platforms
Manage communication material supplies and
Support the DPD MEAL and ACDP to develop
guidelines and templates to document learning across GU programmes
Liaise and work closely with HQ MEAL team in
using standardised tools and guidelines
Provide support on ensuring that learning is
incorporated into programmatic policy development.
Act as a focal point for the development of any
new organisational resources on programmatic learning.
Continually investigate the use of new
approaches (including new technologies) for improving programmatic learning.

Skills and Experience:
Degree in Mass Communication or Communication
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a role which
involves producing reports or other written documentation
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
incl. the ability to represent numeric, financial or other information visually
and in simple language.
Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
Ability to summarise large sets of data and
technical information into concise and tailored reports for various target
Excellent ability in use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook and aptitude to learn to use new software.
Experience in communications design software
such as InDesign
Excellent written and verbal English language
skills and ability to proof documents to an international standard
Relevant communications / media degree
Highly organised and able to manage multiple,
simultaneous demands and able to work in a fluid environment and adhere to
Demonstrable, relevant experience in an
international NGO and/or in developing countries.
Proficiency in PowerBI highly desirable
Specific technical knowledge or experience of
INGO approaches, thematic areas or countries.
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian
agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the
needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the
world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian
and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster
situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater
resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
General description
of the country programme:
First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda
country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and
Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving
agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child
protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all
programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of
direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil
society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to
give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100
personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million
(2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda
with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago
Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who
include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.
Remuneration Package
and Benefits:
Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance
cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24 hour personal accident cover,
terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service
and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development
environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff
development policy.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should
submit their applications by email with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from
the last three employers, and 1 character reference), and daytime contact
number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title for the position applied
for in the subject line by 21st November 2019. 
Deadline: 21st November 2019
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