Communications Officer Job Placements – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Job Title:   Communications Officer
Organization:
Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Strategic
Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a coalition of civil
society organizations from Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Djibouti, Somalia and Somaliland. SIHA was founded in 1995 by a collection of
women’s groups with the view of strengthening the capacities of women
organizations in the Horn of Africa countries. SIHA advocates for social change
and gender equality in the Horn region and works specifically on: gender
equality, women rights activism, women economic empowerment, eliminating
violence against women and girls, promoting human rights, peace building and
conflict transformation, enhancing women’s leadership and political participation
and the production and dissemination of knowledge.
Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will ensure
effective implementation of SIHA’s communication and advocacy strategy, media
relations and organizational outreach efforts. Central to this function will be
the provision of communications support to Advocacy and Communications Division
and curation of SIHA’s social media interaction across a multitude of platforms
under the direct supervision of the Regional Advocacy and Communications
Officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Implement ongoing development and maintenance
of the SIHA website and other organizational online platforms like Wikipedia
·       Assist with the preparation and production of
communication materials, including fast facts brochures, newsletters and
publications
·       Update SIHA Network social media on a regular
basis with relevant material, highlighting key events and achievements
·       Assist in executing any campaigns and events
that the SIHA Network Communications and Advocacy division undertake
·       Provide support in developing press and
public statements capturing key messages of SIHA Network’s work
·       Contribute towards the development of new
vectors of communication to support the Communications and Advocacy division
·       Assist in planning and implementing new initiatives
from the division
·       Assist in writing press releases and feature
articles related to activities/events
·       Assist the RACO and the rest of the division
and programme with any other duties as may be assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a University
degree in the field of IT, communications, journalism or equivalent
·       Strong expertise in Information Technology
(IT) with a focus on software skills and content management systems like
WordPress; digital tools and social media platforms
·       Strong communication skills
·       Have at least 3 to 5 years of work experience
in the field of gender and advocacy in a civil society environment
·       Excellent command of written and spoken
English is mandatory
·       Ability to think and work logically and work
precisely with attention to detail;
·       Ability to write clearly and concisely
·       Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated
ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and
cultural backgrounds
·       Proactive and practical-minded
·       Team Player
·       Excellent writing skills
·       Quick learner
·       Self-reliant
·       Good computer skills
·       Creative
How to Apply:
All Interested
Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing
her/his motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, to SIHA’s
Human Resources Department humanresourcesiha@gmail.com Please enter
“Application Materials: Communications Officer”. Due to the anticipated volume
of applications, please note that SIHA will contact only shortlisted candidates.
We thank you for your interest in joining SIHA!
Deadline: 24th July 2020
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