Volunteer – Advocacy & Communications NGO Jobs – African Diversity and Inclusion Center (ADIC)

Organisation: African
Diversity and Inclusion Center (ADIC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Established in 2018,
African Diversity and Inclusion Center (ADIC) is a Pan-African organization
that promotes diversity, Equality, Equity and Inclusion in Africa through
education and trainings, research and documentation, policy analysis and
recommendations, and Events management. We do this through building programs
and initiatives that seek to strength institutions both private and public,
work with corporations and businesses, civil society and governments including
national, regional and the African Union for the benefit of the most marginalized
including women, youths and minority groups of people across Africa. We are a
Not-for-profit pursuing our charitable status in Uganda as an International
Development Organization.
Job Summary:  The Volunteer -Advocacy & Communications supports
the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies
to increase the standing and awareness of ADIC with partners, the media and the
public. The Communications and Advocacy Manager promotes a client-oriented
approach in ADIC and Project. S/he will be responsible for planning and
communication related support in the efficient and effective execution of
project activities. In carrying out her/his responsibilities, S/he will develop
a strong communication tool and provide necessary information among all the
stakeholders. S/he will advocate and promote the work of ADIC across Africa and
will also work closely with project team and programme cluster, Government
officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Supports the formulation and
implementation of ADIC communications and advocacy strategies, supports
business development
focusing on
achievement of the following results:
·       
Implementation
of the ADIC publications policy; provides inputs, content development,
coordination of production and issemination of press releases, publications,
articles and sharing of ADIC knowledge and successes.
·       
Provision
of inputs and information for elaboration of ADIC communication strategy based
on the corporate communications strategy
·       
Support
to increased awareness of ADIC’s mandate and goals through dissemination of
information, organization of public events
·       
In
coordination with supervisor development and preparation of materials for
marketing and awareness-raising including briefing materials and press
releases.
·       
Organization
of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities.
Provision of logistics support to the events.
·       
Review
of reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention.
Maintenance of information database and photo library.
·       
Research
and retrieval of data from internal and external sources;
·       
Organization
and implementation of ADIC information campaigns (Women’s Day, DISABILITY
Awareness Day among others, etc).
·       
Liaise
with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are
reaching the public, including preparing press releases.
·       
Develop
and implement strategies to increase and improve public outreach
·       
Prepare
promotional material on ADIC, including pamphlets, videos, etc.
·       
Prepare
communication reports for the ADIC Management Team and ADIC.
·       
Develop
and maintain a project website for information dissemination.
·       
Perform
other duties as required.
Ensures
facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of
the following results:
·       
Provide
support to colleagues in the identification, documenting and drafting of best
practices and lessons learned.
·       
Organization
of training for the staff on effective communications and advocacy. Lead the
process of knowledge for disseminating at all levels and produces documents
that capture the right stakeholders and production of knowledge-based products.
·       
Organize
internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent
experts in government, non-government, think tanks, private companies,
international development organizations, regional governments, AU and the UN
system.
·       
Develop
country based intelligence on country situation, opportunities, interests and
prospects covering government, UNDP and major development stakeholders. Map key
competencies available in different government agencies and development
organizations.
·       
Provide
intellectual inputs in the subject area as well as the opportunities to develop
broader public goods.
·       
Undertake
and facilitate necessary actions to leverage relevant information
·       
Provide
support to organization of workshops, seminars, training and delivery of
outputs (products).
·       
Coordinates
with various government and non-governmental agencies regarding update the
project information
·       
In
particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and
programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as
reaching overall project targets.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree from reputed university in Mass
Communications & Journalism, Media Studies, Communications Strategy,
Development Communication or relevant discipline.
·       
Two
years of relevant experience in providing communication packages to promote the
activities of organization, preferably a development organization. Experience
in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
and graphic designing. Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
·       
Experience
in Advanced web designing is an added advantage
·       
Understands
the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
·       
Possesses
basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the
position and applies them consistently in work tasks
·       
Strives
to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of
learning
·       
Demonstrates
good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Creating Visibility
for ADIC/Supporting ADIC’s Capacity to Advocate
·       
Disseminate
information and materials on ADIC’s development activities
·       
Maintains
networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities
·       
Identifies
relevant information for advocacy for ADIC’s goals for a variety of audiences
Client Orientation
·       
Reports
to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
·       
Organizes
and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
·       
Establishes,
builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with
internal and external clients
·       
Responds
to client needs promptly
Functional Competencies:
Advocacy/Advancing
a Policy-Oriented Agenda
·       
Identifies
relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
·       
Makes
research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other
agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for ADIC’s advocacy efforts
·       
Analyzes
general information and selects materials in support of partnership building
initiatives
Promoting
Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
·       
Researches
best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
·       
Documents
innovative strategies and new approaches
How to Apply:
Please submit your
letter of motivation with a detailed CV/resume stating your expected
remuneration, email, telephone contacts, names and full contact details of
three referees to recruit@africandicenter.org
Please write “ADIC
Advocacy and Communications Manager” in the Subject Heading.
Deadline: 30th July 2020
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