Fresher Communications and Partnerships Associate Non-profit Jobs – Barefoot Lawyers Uganda

 

Job Title:    Communications and Partnerships
Associate

Organization:  Barefoot
Lawyers Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Communications Lead

 

About US:

BarefootLaw is an
innovative non-profit organisation, providing legal support to the public;
innovating around technology and novel approaches, to simplify and disseminate
legal information; and provide guidance for legal issues and queries to the
public, with the goal (BHAG) to “make access to justice and the law readily
available to 50 million people across Africa, by 2030.”

 

Job Summary:  The role of the Communications and
Partnerships Associate is to strengthen the capacity of BarefootLaw, through
communications and partnerships, engaging the public, partners and other
designated stakeholders on the work of BarefootLaw, and to leverage these
engagements into meaningful and reciprocal relationships, where the brand of
BarefootLaw is visible publicly, in a positive light and with meaningful
partnerships that drive towards the 2020 BHAG. The position works directly
within the Communications department, leveraging the team’s personnel and
resources, to drive content generation and engagement, build interaction and
manage communication to the public and for different stakeholders.

 

The position also
works with the Strategy and Partnerships Directorate, to build, manage and
prosper relationships of the organisation with different publics, and partners,
towards a robust partnership network.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

Support the
Communications Department with the following tasks:

·        
Preparation
and production of communication materials, including fact sheets, brochures,
success stories, infographics, newsletters and publications, media releases,
blogs etc;

·        
Regularly
update the BarefootLaw Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram), website and newsletters
with relevant material, highlighting key events and
achievements;

·        
Assist
in the development, initiate preparation of press statements, media releases
while
capturing key messages of BarefootLaw’s work;

·        
Be actively
involved in attending and preparing pre- and post-outreach material;

·        
Participate
in the creation of multimedia, including photography and videography of all
BarefootLaw activities;

·        
Support
in the development of feature articles related to BarefootLaw
activities/events.

·        
Provide
support in the development of all BarefootLaw publications, coordinate launch
events;

·        
Monitor
and engage local and international media and document statements and news that
involves access to justice;

·        
Assist
in monitoring and assessing BarefootLaw social media engagements and provide
support in improving BarefootLaw’s presence in Social media platforms;

·        
Assist
the Head of Communications in conducting any campaigns and events that the
BarefootLaw undertakes and assist in planning and implementing new initiatives;

·        
Assist
the
Head of Communicationswith any other duties as may be assigned.

Work with the
Strategy and Partnerships Directorate to:

·        
Manage
partner relationships through the partners database and records, update and
maintain partnerships through constant communication;

·        
Identify
opportunities with potential strategic partners and funders to support
BarefootLaw’s work;

·        
Plan and
coordinate community outreach activities;

·        
Build
community networks and collaborations with special interest groups, local
leaders, community-based organisations and government institutions;

·        
Support
different projects in all phases of their partnering process, exploration,
proposal development, project initiation and entry, and continuous working
relations;

·        
Undertake
any other administrative tasks assigned by BarefootLaw.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass
communications or related fields;

·        
Training
or Certification in Communications / Media / Public speaking an added
advantage.

·        
Two
years of experience in a fast-paced communications environment, with
networking/ public speaking;

·        
Fluency
in at least one local language and English. Command of a more than one local
language is an added advantage;

 

 

Qualities

·        
Good
writing and editing skills – excellent written and spoken language abilities in
at least 1 local language, and English – ‘the more the merrier’.

·        
Excellent
speaking skills – Comfortable with public speaking and networking 

·        
Creativity
– wow us with your ability to think outside the box;

·        
Excellent
Research skills 

·        
Photography
and videography skills – the camera needs to be your friend;

·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills;

·        
Committed
to learn – open to critique;

·        
Adaptability,
flexibility;

·        
Professionalism

·        
Work well
in a team

·        
Have
itchy fingers for the latest trends in communications;

 

How to Apply:

All candidates with
the necessary qualifications and experience should submit their application
letter, updated CV and copies of academic certificates to admin@barefootlaw.org

 

Deadline: Tuesday 10th November 2020 by 5:00pm.

 

NB: While
BarefootLaw appreciates all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

 

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