Strategic Communications Manager Non-profit Jobs – Population Services International (PSI)


Title:             Strategic Communications Manager

Organization:  Population Services International (PSI)

Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:      Chief
Executive Officer


About US:

Population Services
International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing
organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead
healthy lives and plan the families they desire. We’re reimagining healthcare,
developing health market systems where more consumer voices, at all income
levels, are shaping the development of increased consumer choices – where
technology-driven, affordable, quality drugs, devices, diagnostics and
information move closer to peoples’ communities and homes. We believe
consumer-powered healthcare is a cost-effective sustainable path toward health
for all without financial hardship.


Job Summary:  We are looking for a suitable candidate to
take on the role of Strategic Communications Manager. This position will
provide strategic guidance and technical oversight to PSI Uganda’s internal and
external communication in line with global standards and PSI Uganda’s vision
and mission by creating and delivering high quality, proactive communications
that drive retention of internal and external stakeholders, client loyalty, new
opportunities and the ability to influence regional and national health care


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

alongside the Executive Team to develop an organisation communications strategy
to guide organisation and project communications’ work.

with the PSI Global External Relations and Communications team, ensure alignment
of PSI Uganda and PSI Global Communications strategies.

Serve as
the contact point for PSI Uganda programming for external stakeholders and
other PSI platforms.

proactive, consistent channels of communication to reach internal and external
stakeholder groups.

with different departments and projects to clarify communications expectations
and establish key messages which differentiate PSI Uganda’s areas of expertise
and health areas of focus.

Build a
PSI Uganda Communications calendar to define timing for messaging throughout
the year.

the Communications Coordinator and Graphics Designer to ensure quality and
timely development of content calendars, branding and Behavior Change
Communications materials.

with People and culture department to clarify expectations for communications
with PSI-Uganda staff.

with technical team leads and all external-facing staff members to provide
training in effective communication strategies.

PSI Uganda’s presence at different international, national and donor events in
line with strategic direction such as:

o   Oversee all PSIU external presentations and
provide guidance on key messages and expected branding.

o   Offer technical guidance to PSIU events to
ensure branding and media publicity including liaising with journalists and
drafting press releases.

o   Provide technical oversight and approval for
all content for the PSIU & ProFam newsletters, the annual report and all
PSIU brand identity items.

support in managing departmental budgets, awarded contracts and coordinating
the production and/or implementation of behavior change communications
including media buying and monitoring.

support to the Executive Management Team in proposal writing and fundraising.

of all projects to ensure timely input into and production of quality donor

other reasonable tasks as assigned by the Country Representative.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a BA/BS degree in Mass Communication, Marketing or any
other related field.

years of communications management experience in general.

analytical, organizational, oral and written communication skills

organizational and multi-tasking skills.

level of attention to details in all aspects of work responsibilities

to deadlines.

interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, external
stakeholders and partners.

computer skills including experience using O365 tools.

self-driven and is passionate about what they do.

analytical and quick problem-solving skills.

successes in using data to make strategic decisions, deploy budgets and
resource to deliver results in a cost-effective way.

and regional mindset with the ability to define long term and short-term

with strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present
complex and nuanced information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of

organized, proactive, and a self-starter.

presentation skills – able to ‘translate’ ideas/takeaways from discussions into
professional-grade outputs.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed
to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY
to indicating the Job title in the subject of the email. Applications
received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit
your application as soon as possible! Only shortlisted candidates will be


Deadline: Thursday, 10th September, 2020 by


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