Fresher Communications Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – AVSI Foundation

 Job Title:    Communications Assistant (Fresher NGO Jobs) 

Organisation: AVSI
Foundation

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Communications
& Fundraising Manager

 

About US:

AVSI is an
international NGO with headquarters in Italy. AVSI has been active in Uganda
since 1984. It’s current activities are focused on the areas of Education,
Health, Livelihoods, Protection, Nutrition, Emergency programs in Uganda.

 

About SAY Project:

AVSI is implementing
a 4 Years project – Till end of 2024 funded by the Embasys of the Kingdome of
Netherlands titled “Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment”
– SAY project.

 

Job Summary:  AVSI is seeking to recruit a suitably
qualified person for the position of Communications Assistant to develop and
implement the Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment”
– SAY project communication strategy, to contribute to the implementation of
the project’s communication, visibility and branding among key audiences and at
events. Reporting to the Communications & Fundraising Manager, the
successful candidate will be based in Kampala District with minimal travels
outside the project implementation area.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Primary Responsibilities the Communication
Assistant shall undertake and deliver:

·       
Develop
a communications strategy for the Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased
Youth Employment” – SAY project.

·       
To
enhance the awareness, understanding, and knowledge of key audiences.

·       
Change
behavior and perceptions where necessary, and help achieve overall program
objectives.

·       
Conceptualize,
design and develop campaign materials on Skilling in Agripreneurship for
increased Youth Employment” – SAY project.

·       
Project
with appropriate and relevant messages tailored for key audiences using various
formats as appropriate such as text, graphics, imageries, info graphics, video,
printed materials, etc.

·       
Specify
appropriate communication channels, dissemination methods and media such as
video, print, online media, traditional media, and social media, among others
to effectively communicate key messages to specific audiences.

·       
Design
standard publication layouts for the project.

·       
Support
communication activities through knowledge management, information exchange and
building capacity of the project team in communication matters.

·       
Enable appropriate
access to information, visibility materials and proper storage/management of
such materials/equipment.

·       
Gather
content for change stories on the project as per plan.

·       
Ensure
professional relationships with the local media.

·       
Perform
other duties within the area of responsibility as requested by supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the AVSI Foundation Communications Assistant job should
preferably hold a degree in Mass Communications; Development Communication; Communications,
Journalism, or other relevant fields.

·       
At least
two years of relevant experience in developing, designing, production and
publishing/dissemination of communication products using various media,
organizing and producing major events of regional nature.

·       
Relevant
experience in working for international organizations or consultancy
assignments, especially in strategic communications planning.

·       
Knowledge
of Monitoring and Evaluation.

·       
General
Competencies:

·       
Ability
to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment.

·       
Ability
to multi-task and work irregular and long hours.

·       
Sound
knowledge of AVSI Foundation.

·       
Proficiency
in standard computer applications: the objective of this assignment is to
provide professional visual and photography, which can be used for external
communication and publication purposes.

·       
Willingness
to be based in rural setting with frequent travel within the implementation
area.

·       
Cultural
sensitivity, patience and flexibility.

·       
Required
Language:
English fluency with
excellent oral and writing skills is required. Knowledge of Kiswahili/French is
a distinct advantage and any of the local languages.

·       
Core values: Integrity, commitment to work.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to send their application letters, accompanied with updated
Curriculum Vitae indicating 3 work- related referees, plus copies of relevant
certificates, should be addressed to: The AVSI Country Representative, AVSI
Foundation, P.O. Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and sent to hr.kampala@avsi.org
indicating the e-mail subject as ‘Application for position of Communications
Assistant.’

 

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

 

NB:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. AVSI Foundation is an equal
opportunities employer and has a functional Child Protection Policy by which
all AVSI staff and Associates must abide.

 

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