Communication Specialist Non-profit Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Communication Specialist
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Reports to:  
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research
organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria,
HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 300 publications and have
impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently
manages over 41 Grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of Health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Work with project team
to develop    and implement an effective
communication            strategy.
·       Create awareness and
maintain stakeholder engagement by sharing progress and seeking feedback on
project     implementation.
·       Participate in relevant
meetings, events, seminars   and press
·       Respond to media
inquiries, arrange for interviews and press              statements
·       Promote project branding
including project logo,     information
brochures, flyers and posters.
·       Develop and   continuously update the project website and              content for other social media
·       Develop drafts of mass
media announcements, like articles in newspapers, press      Releases and newsletters.
·       Attend and participate
in project dissemination meetings.
·       Write policy    briefs.
·       Support other IDRC   communication activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Bachelors ‘Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or Public Relations.
·       A Master’s degree in   a related field is an added advantage.             
·       Previous working
experience in a similar setting and or as a Communications         
·       Specialist, Public
Relations Officer for a minimum of two years
·       Evidence of good
writing, communication and presentation skills
·       Excellent interpersonal
·       Outstanding    organizational and time-management skills
·       Ability to work under
stringent deadlines and to work independently
How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates please send applications should to;
Human Resource Manager           
Diseases Research Collaboration  (IDRC),            
2C, Nakasero Hill Road next to Uganda Blood   Bank.
P.O Box 7475   Kampala,Uganda.
·       All applications must be
accompanied by       the following at the
time of submission:
·       Current CV, typed
application letter, the contact details of three work related referees not
relatives and copies of academic certificates.   
·        Submission of incomplete or inaccurate
documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.        
·       Applications cannot be
amended following submission.       
·       Only Shortlisted
Candidates Will Be Contacted
Deadline:  Friday 31st  January 2020 before   5:00pm
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