Communications Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Akina Mama wa Afrika


Job Title:    Communications Coordinator

Organisation: Akina
Mama wa Afrika

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

Akina Mama wa Afrika
is a Pan-African feminist organization with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda,
dedicated to improving the political, economic, social status of African women,
through enhancing their individual and collective leadership capacities.


Job Summary:  The Communications Coordinator is responsible
for planning and implementing strategic communications to increase the reach,
influence, and impact of AMwA’s work. The Coordinator ensures that the lived
experiences of African women in their diversity are documented and captured in
a powerful, engaging, and consistent way, and that their voices are amplified
in all critical spaces. They oversee and drive institutional communication for
the organization including digital marketing and content creation, pursue
visibility for the organization in a manner consistent with feminist values,
and strengthen AMwA’s brand and identity as a pan-African feminist
organization. The Coordinator also serves as AMwA’s spokesperson when required.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  


the development of AMwA’s communication strategy to guide its internal and
external operations in collaboration with the Programme leads.

and implement strategic communications campaigns that influence discourse in
AMwA’s areas of interest, and that increase visibility of the organization’s
work and the issues important to our constituents.

innovative ways of sharing AMwA’s research and feminist analysis in print,
broadcast, and digital media; and build and maintain relationships with
reporters at the national and regional levels.

timely preparation of high-quality communications materials including but not
limited to press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, annual reports, position
papers, speeches, and talking points.

and provide timely assessments of the socio-political environment and provide
strategic information on opportunities and challenges, as well as develop and
implement crisis communications plans.

and implement a social media strategy.

lead in developing complementary communications for high-level events such as
press conferences, program launches, regional engagements, speaking
opportunities, etc. Consciously build AMwA’s brand through social media and
other outreach efforts.

stories and curate the lived experiences of alumni through oral herstory, using
a feminist lens of storytelling.

effective representation of AMwA in a variety of forums and maintains external
relationships with the media and other relevant institutions nationally,
regionally, and globally.

Advocacy strategy

closely with the other teams to amplify and sustain voices of African women and
girls in all their diversities and their demand for social, economic, and
political justice.

and document and brief the team on changes in the geo-political and social
landscape at the national, regional, and global levels that are relevant to
AMwA’s work.

collaboration with other teams, popularize knowledge products through
simplification of complex concepts to drive advocacy.

collaboration with other leads and the monitoring and evaluation coordinator,
conduct researches to generate evidence base for policy engagement and to
disseminate results to internal and external constituents through a variety of

Movement and
coalition building 

to building strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders that will
lead to the creation of strong movements for collective advocacy.

opportunities for cross-movement collaboration and solidarity building and
consciously creates relationships in this regard.

effective information flow and communication with other stakeholders including
partners and international teams

in coordinating periodic networks forums for all the members and alumnae.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism,
Social Sciences, Political Science, Gender, Law, or any other relevant discipline.

experience and skills

minimum of 5 years in a similar position of development work, communicating and
advocating for the rights of women and girls in their diversity.

of thought leadership through writing blogs, papers, opinion pieces, etc, and
engagement in panel discussions is strongly desired.

experience developing and implementing successful communications and advocacy
campaigns at the national, regional and global levels.

of transdisciplinary knowledge in AMwA’s thematic areas of work; women in
politics and decision making, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and
women’s economic justice. 

to manage an interactive website

of digital communications including social media.

A proven
commitment to women’s rights activism and demonstrable experience in social
justice or human rights broadly;

communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and
public speaking;

to organize and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders;

to communicate and work effectively in English.

in French will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are advised to apply by sending a cover letter and Curriculum
Vitae including three references with contact details via email to: Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Deadline: Friday, 15th January 2021 by 5:00 pm.


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