Volunteers – Digital Media & Communications Fellow (Mpigi) – Youth Challenge International (YCI)


Job Title: Digital Media & Communications
Fellow (Volunteers)

Organization: Youth Challenge
International (YCI)

Volunteer Contract Duration: Start date between
November 9-16 – End date Jan 31, 2021

Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours/week

Duty Station: Mpigi, Uganda


About Youth
Challenge International (YCI)

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth
development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive
change. Together with our partners we create market ready solutions that
catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and
their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are
focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the
center of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly
evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities. YCI is an
organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future
for youth around the world.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

National Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be
    currently living in Mpigi  and able to travel to the local YCI
  • Ability
    to commit to full 4-month placement at 15-20 hours/week during office
  • Professional
    level English skills (written and verbal)
  • Currently
    enrolled in or graduated from a relevant post-secondary degree or diploma
    (or the equivalent work experience)
  • Demonstrated
    interest in the fields of international cooperation, gender equality
    and/or social entrepreneurship
  • Proficiency
    in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Note: Individuals of all
demographic, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and
encouraged to apply, particularly women.


Desired Qualifications for this Position

  • Demonstrate strong writing and
    editing skills and high attention to detail
  • Previous experience in digital
    content creation, developing a podcast, and/or managing business social
    media will be considered a strong asset
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative
    Suite and video and audio editing software is strongly preferred
  • Some technical research skills
    will be considered an asset (i.e. conducting research for reports and/or
  • Strong
    organization and time management skills
  • Strong
    teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate
    ability to be proactive, flexible and take initiative
  • Demonstrate
    ability to interact with individuals of different cultural
  • backgrounds
    and beliefs, including openness to differing opinions and views
  • Previous experience working
    with international organizations will be considered an asset

Note: You will be asked to submit a sample of
creative work you have completed in the past (i.e. graphics, videos, social
media campaign, blogs/writing samples and/or podcast developed).



Join a
creative communications team to support telling young women’s stories as
leaders in social innovation and the unique approach and impact of HerStart’s
Innovate the Future program. Inspire and engage the public to take action on
these critical areas, including gender equality, climate change and social
entrepreneurship through various communications channels, including social
media, digital content, and podcasts. This is an opportunity to strengthen your
CV with practical international development research, digital media and
communications experience with an international organization. In the process,
learn about women’s empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship –
pivotal frameworks that are shaping the future of work, social impact and
gender equality globally.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Produce engaging materials to
    communicate success stories and program engagement opportunities to the
    public, including through social media, blog and web content and the
    development of the HerStory podcast series
  • Lead photography and
    videography for the program in country
    , building and organize
    program photos, videos and communications resources library
  • Contribute to the design and
    implementation of marketing and outreach strategies and materials,
    primarily targeting young women
  • Conduct secondary research on
    topics such as women’s empowerment, green business and social
    entrepreneurship to inform creative content development
  • Support the development of
    podcasting ‘how-to’ guides and training sessions for staff, partners and
    future HerStart Fellows
  • Collaborate with research team
    to collect the required program data, interviews and quotes for
    communications needs
  • Contribute
    to the drafting, editing and design of program reports, guides,
    presentations, fact sheets and infographics, as needed
  • Support media outreach
    activities including press releases, key messaging, radio interviews,
    events, etc.
  • Support the design and
    implementation of HerStart communications strategies and work plans;
    provide strategic communications support to partners, as needed
  • Conduct digital campaign and
    communications needs assessments for the program and partner organizations
    to identify gaps and opportunities for growth
  • Organize
    and engage in creative, knowledge sharing and skill building activities
    and resources, which contribute to the Community of Practice and overall
    culture of learning


received within Fellowship

  • Contribute to women’s economic

    Connect and collaborate with young women, communities and global
    partners to help grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana,
    Tanzania and Uganda.  
  • Amplify your personal and
    professional growth:
    Whether you’re a recent grad, mid-career or experienced
    professional, you’ll receive unique opportunities to boost your
    CV and build transferable skills, such as cross-cultural
    communication, project management, research and more. 
  • Access high quality training
    and resources:

    You’ll receive specialized training and resources from our global
    partners who are subject matter experts in their fields, including gender
    equality, social enterprise, monitoring and
    evaluation and climate action.  
  • Be part of an international
    : You’ll
    connect with like-minded, passionate staff, partner organizations and
    youth around the globe who believe that we can create a better future for
    everyone through gender equality and social enterprise. This will include
    first access to future YCI opportunities.

Daily Stipend:
A stipend will be received by National Fellows to cover the costs of
transportation and lunch for days worked in office.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online through the link.




Deadline: 6th November 2020 by 5:00pm 


For more of the
latest jobs, please visit 
http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *