Communications and Information Officer NGO Jobs – Light for the World

 

Job Title:    Communications and
Information Officer

Organisation: Light for the World

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Light for the World is an international disability and development
organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind.
We enable crucial eye health services and help empower people with disabilities
in some of the poorest regions of the world.

 

Job Summary:  Reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation and
Knowledge Manager, the Communications and Information Officer will share
information about Light for the World’s on
theground efforts across various programmes and
partnerships with the public, partners and donors, and lead the organization’s
exploration of targeted campaigns.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Sharing information with the public about Light for the World’s on‐the‐ground
efforts
50%

·       
Develops
deep knowledge of programmes through participation in programme meetings, field
visits, partnership meetings, and active information seeking.

·       
Composes,
edits, and manages electronic and hard
copy
materials that capture the stories behind programming work (weekly website
postings, monthly e-newsletters, quarterly organizational reports and annual
reviews) for different target audiences (general public, supporters/potential
supporters, partners, donors)

·       
Supports
data collection processes and learning agenda in programmes through use of
innovative, visual and participatory methods.

·       
Manages
the organization’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), including
engaging with the public, monitoring, posting, tracking metrics, and evaluating
new tools.

·       
Regular
engagements with the Global Communications Team, and programme staff to discuss
internal and external information to be used in organizational communications
at both national and international level.

·       
Serves
as a resource to senior management in the development of editorials,
presentations and webinars.

·       
Responds
to requests for information from different stakeholders, and the general
public.

Leads efforts to enter data in information portal and pursue newly
identified long
‐term goals
40%

·       
Lead the
sub project: “EnableMe Platform”, mainly by coordinating data collection and
data entry for the Platform

·       
Plans
and executes targeted campaigns within the broader goal to change mindset
around persons with disabilities and disability inclusion.

·       
Collaborate
with organizational leadership to ensure campaigns are sufficiently resourced.

·       
Builds
organizational capacity in communications.

Perform additional team responsibilities – 10%

·       
Participate
in visibility events, meetings, trainings and other programme activities
regularly.

·       
Any
other duties as requested.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Development
Studies, Social Work and/or any other related field.

·       
2-3 years
of experience in non-profit communications especially digital/social media
communications.

·       
Demonstrated
skill in compelling written and/or visual storytelling.

·       
Outstanding
communication and interpersonal skills.

·       
Ability
to package and disseminate information in different formats for various target
audiences.

·       
Experience
with design packages (Adobe Illustrator/InDesign, Canva) and/or photography is
an added bonus.

·       
Selfstarter, selfdisciplined and ability to work
independently.

·       
Passionate
about disability inclusion and Light for the World’s mission.

 

Please attach samples of your
written material, blogs, visual and/or social media work to your application.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below with a complete CV
and a letter of motivation.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 22nd
January 2021

 

NB: We are an equal opportunity employer. We
strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply for this position. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

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