Advocacy and Communications Manager NGO Careers – Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Manager
About US:
Saferworld is an
independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and
build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their
safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use
this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international
policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is
people – we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling
lives, free from fear and insecurity. We are a not-for-profit organisation
operational in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Job Summary:  The Advocacy and Communications Manager will
lead on developing and implementing impactful advocacy and communications
strategies to influence broader changes related to Saferworld’s programming
work throughout Uganda. They will support communities and partners to advocate
for change and communicate at local and national level, and lead on gathering
compelling evidence to inform and influence key decision makers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Lead on the
strategic development, adaption and implementation of the Uganda programme’s
advocacy and communication strategies
·       
Lead on
the development of the Uganda programme’s advocacy and communications
strategies and annual plans, including risk assessments
·       
Gather
relevant evidence, stories and research from Saferworld programming in Uganda
and analyse for advocacy and communications purposes
·       
Support
the development of sub-national advocacy and communications strategies with
partners and community groups
·       
Contribute
to organisation-wide monitoring and evaluation of Saferworld’s policy, advocacy
and communications work and feed relevant lessons into ongoing Uganda strategy
development and programme design and implementation
·       
Feed in
to Uganda programme funding proposals and donor reports as required
Lead on the
implementation of policy and advocacy activities
·       
Lead
Saferworld Uganda’s external advocacy engagement with government, donors, and
other relevant decision makers
·       
Develop
agendas and materials for advocacy workshops and trainings for staff and
partners, and in some cases, facilitate these
·       
Provide
dedicated support and accompaniment to the implementation of advocacy
strategies with Saferworld staff and partners in Uganda
·       
Organise
roundtables and policy tours at regional and national levels
·       
Develop
effective and impactful advocacy materials (including briefings)
·       
Lead
Saferworld’s engagement with relevant NGO networks and forums, including the
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 working group
·       
Regularly
monitor the impact of Saferworld’s advocacy work, reporting on progress in
biannual ‘outcome harvesting’ workshops
Lead on
Saferworld’s communications work in Uganda
·       
Lead on
Saferworld Uganda’s communications work, including proactively working with the
team and partners to develop effective products which demonstrate impact and
drive narrative change (case studies, blogs, photo projects, etc.)
·       
Develop
key messages, lead on creating and maintaining appropriate and consistent
language and terminology across outputs
·       
Develop
effective dissemination plans for advocacy, research and communications outputs
from the Uganda programme drafting content for media and social media.
·       
Regularly
convene members of the Uganda programme for policy, advocacy and communications
meetings (this role will lead but it will be important to get others active and
involved at all levels)
·       
Provide
internal communications updates on the programme, including through 0365,
articles in internal news and attending regular meetings with
international/regional teams as relevant
·       
Ensure
that all communications material takes into account sensitivities



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
Previous
experience in developing and implementing advocacy and communication strategies
and campaigns that bring about significant policy or practice change
·       
Knowledge
and understanding of peace, development, and gender issues in Uganda
·       
Good
relationships within government, NGO and international donor communities and a
strong understanding of the influencing environment in Uganda
·       
Demonstrated
experience of conducting trainings and workshops, ideally focused on advocacy,
policy or communications
·       
Experience
in content coordination and planning and developing story-led communications
products
·       
Experience
developing high quality communications and advocacy products
·       
Proven
experience of working in partnership with other NGOs and NGO networks in a way
that reflects the principles of power-sharing and accompaniment
·       
Understanding
of issues related to global peace and conflict issues an asset (i.e.
Sustainable Development Goals, African Union peace and security architecture)
·       
Experience
of working with the media, videographers, photographers and external designers
an asset
·       
Excellent
written and oral communications skills in English
·       
Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from all walks of
life
·       
Ability
to explain complex ideas in easily accessible ways tailored to different
audiences
·       
Skilled
trainer and facilitator
·       
Strategist
with a strong ability to develop effective influencing and communications plans
and networks
·       
Strong
analytical skills
·       
Additional
communication skills (basic knowledge of video production), an asset
·       
A
self-starter who is willing to take the initiative and drive things forward
with minimal oversight
·       
Personable
and committed to working as a team
·       
Commitment
to improving internal and external communications and to fostering a
collaborative work environment
·       
Commitment
to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
·       
Commitment
to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this
applies to own area of work
·       
Commitment
to own continuing personal and professional development
·       
Commitment
to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld             
·       
Ability
to travel frequently to northern Uganda, Karamoja, West Nile, Western Uganda
and other areas as may be required.
·       
Potential
occasional travel in the region and internationally
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged should apply with an application form, Download
Here
send to HR Team at jobs@saferworld.org.uk (Ref: UG-PGM)
Deadline: 21st June 2020 
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