Fresher Communications Assistant NGO Jobs – Oxfam

Job Title:        Communications Assistant
Organization: Oxfam
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Media
& Communications Coordinator
About US:
Oxfam is a global movement
of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We are an
international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together
with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development
and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored
on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Governance and
Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods and Humanitarian Preparedness and
Response.
Job Summary:  The Communications Assistant is responsible
for the strategic development and management of the country program. The
incumbent supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally, continentally and
globally through ensuring program alignment to the key strategic objectives and
program standards. The jobholder also supports resource mobilisation,
specifically for humanitarian/ resilience elements of the strategy as well as
Governance and Accountability and Resilient Livelihoods. The incumbent ensures
that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Uganda’s
program work
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Plan,
coordinate, produce and distribute a balanced program monthly newsletter to key
stakeholders (internal and external)
·        
Manage
and update social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Facebook@work,
photo databases and YouTube with a clear social media content plan and
compelling digital products. This will also include providing regular analytics
·        
Consistently,
creatively and strategically package information for social media use in a
timely manner
·        
Content
administration of the website – Upload and share up to date content on the
organizational website
·        
Support
documentation of different projects across the program. This will include
content gathering, reviewing and providing feedback on products like videos,
publications in line with the branding guidelines as well as ensuring that the
products are well packaged for the different audiences.
·        
Support
national and global campaigns by actively participating in planning and
implementation processes. The focus will be on digital campaign strategies and
digital asset development including share graphics, videos among others.
·        
Support
the administrative and logistic part of the communications role including
reviewing IEC materials, liaising with printers and other suppliers to ensure
production of different materials is in line with branding guidelines,
organizing press activities among others.
·        
Support
media relations and engagements including media invites, media pitches as well
as preparing media products. You will also work with the existing tools to
monitor the media and provide the press clippings as well as regularly update
the media contact list
·        
Support
in seeking ways to creatively communicate our work, enabling the exploitation
of new media and online opportunities such as blogging and broadcast
technologies.
·        
Provide
job support to the Acting Media and Communications Coordinator in the
implementation of the Annual Operation plan 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant
for the Oxfam Communications Assistant job must hold a Bachelors’ degree in
Mass Communications.
·        
At least
one (1) year of demonstrable experience in Communications or similar role.
·        
Good
understanding and experience of working with the media, skills in managing social
and other digital media platforms, experience working across teams to establish
digital needs and co- designing digital products, skills and experience in
writing for different platforms and packaging information.
·        
Experience
in sourcing, coordinating and publishing website content.
·        
Proficient
in MS Office; familiarity with design software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign) and
content management systems is a plus.
·        
Keen attention
to detail, strong team player, Flexibility
·        
Ability
to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences, openness and willingness to
learn about the application of gender, women’s rights, and diversity in all
aspects of our work as well as Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to
ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
·        
Fluent
written and spoken English
Competencies
·        
Decisiveness:
We are comfortable to make
transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and
needs.
·        
Relationship
Building:
We understand the
importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We
have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in
ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
·        
Listening:
We are good listeners who can
see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages
to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
·        
Mutual
Accountability:
We can explain
our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational
values.  We are ready to be held to
account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to
account in a consistent manner.
·        
Agility,
Complexity, and Ambiguity:
We
scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity
and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and
unpredictable ways.
·        
Systems
Thinking:
We view problems as
parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather
than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on
cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing
systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of
organisational decisions and actions.
·        
Strategic
Thinking and Judgment:
We use
judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions
consistent with organizational strategies and values.
·        
Self-Awareness:
We are able to develop a high
degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact
on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our
behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
·        
Enabling:
We all work to effectively
empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating
conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their
careers, not only their skills for the job. 
We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate
support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned
with appropriate support.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below.
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