Communications Manager NGO Job Careers – World Vision International


Job Title:    Communications Manager

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Communications & Marketing Director


About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”


Job Summary:  The Communications Manager will coordinate and
ensure effective implementation of WVU Communications plans in line with the
Global 2030 Our Promise Strategy. The position holder mobilizes support for the
most vulnerable children and works to increase influence, trust and impact of
World Vision’s work in the country. Ensures all stakeholders are updated with
the relevant information.


The position holder
works to; Communicate World Vision’s Christian identify and brand, Gather and produce
communications content, engage with mainstream and social media, Manage
reputational risk, Facilitates executive and internal engagements. He/She
provides communications guidance to communications and Programme officers and
oversees day-to-day operations for the division.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategy &

Lead the
execution of an integrated communications strategy to build World Vision’s
reputation and strengthen the brand with key audiences. The position holder
will use opportunities to communicate who we are, what we do and why we do it
in a consistent, clear and strategic way.

will lead to advance communications work around the global campaign; “It
Takes A World To End Violence Against Children” ( ITAW)

Engage With
Mainstream and On Social Media

positive association with World Vision by effectively positioning World Vision
in the media and by engaging social media users with our unique strengths,
approach and impact to create a strong social following for World Vision.

Gather, Produce and
Share Communication Content

the creation and timely dissemination of high-quality, child-focused
content/multi-media packages to meet World Vision’s priority audience needs,
including advocacy, external engagement, grant acquisition and other resource
development activities.

Reputation and Risk

and protects World Vision’s brand, partners and communities by identifying and
addressing risk issues that might damage stakeholders’ perception of World
Vision and partners.

closely with the regional office to mitigate and respond to controversial
events and risk incidents, ensuring quick response to/ and recovery from

Team Engagement:

Manage a
team of communications officers, empowering and equipping them to deliver a
focused portfolio of first-class content and media engagement profiling World
Vision Uganda development, and advocacy interventions.

& Growth: Develop and ensure implementation of continuous development plans
for communications officers.

Public Engagement:

partnership with advocacy, marketing and fundraising colleagues, develop and
maintains excellent working relationships with external stakeholders including
the government, key UN and NGO partners, policy makers and other stakeholder
audiences for collaboration and strengthening of partnerships for impact.

National Office
Internal Communications:

with the People & Culture Division to ensure timely and smooth flow of
staff communications. Support the development of internal communications
products through update bulletins/newsletters, podcasts, videos and other
evolving platforms.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal applicant for the World Vision Communications Manager job must hold
Post graduate qualifications in journalism, communications or public relations,
marketing or development fields.

qualifications in Digital Communications, photography and video production
offer an added advantage.

to identify and understand different audiences and utilise appropriate
communication channels and content.

experience leading effective digital communications, including social media and
an understanding of relevant tools and trends.

Able to
select and evaluate critical information to plan and manage communications for
the national office.

Able to
manage multiple requests and prioritize according to strategic needs, applying
an agile approach to decision-making and execution.

ability to lead, inspire and support a team.

Able to
develop messaging and key communications products.

organizational and management skills.

ability to think and plan strategically, manage projects and meet deadlines.

in media relations, public speaking and/or serving as a spokesperson.

interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills.

command of English both written and spoken.

oriented and ability to remain calm in chaos and uncertainty.

ability to provide authoritative input and solutions on strategic issues.

Able to
train and mentor others.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.




Deadline: 29th November 2020


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