Communications Coordinator NGO Careers – Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

 

Job Title:    Communications Coordinator

Organization: Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Advocacy and Communications Manager

 

About US:

Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to champion, provide and enable universal access to rights based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services to vulnerable and underserved communities and to young people. The role of the engagement with RHU and its partners is to ensure that SRHR are respected, protected and fulfilled as a goal in itself, and as a fundamental means to gender equality, human well-being and sustainable development.

 

Job Summary:  The Communications Coordinator will be guided by the innovative technologies to strengthen and maintain internal and external communications, through coordinating/supporting the communication function: public/media relations; documentations; SBCC, etc. Support the advocacy and fundraising functions; and position key SRHR issues to increase access to reproductive health and rights information and services, especially to young people.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        Develop and roll out the communication plan for the project, and disseminate

·        tailored communication messages through different channels

·        Build a virtual collaborative forum for exchanging strategic advocacy and communications

·        Empower communities/young people and facilitate their ability

·        to hold different policy makers accountable

·        Facilitate interface between decision-makers and the community through micro- consultative forums

·        Provide support to officers and relevant staff to document, report, and share RHU and partner best practices

·        Document and share information regarding activities and salient events in the print and electronic media, including the website

·        Update the RHU online media- social media platforms and website on a regular basis

·        Monitor and evaluate the implementation communications activities

·        Perform any other professional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in communication from an accredited university or college

·        A minimum of three years of appropriate NGO experience in designing and implementing health- related communications programmes include using innovative technologies.

·        Knowledge of desktop publishing software.

·        Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.

·        Possessing additional training/knowledge in ICT

·        Knowledge and skills in audience analysis, segmentation and communication of reproductive health messages.

·        Skill in documenting information and packaging it for wider sharing.

·        Experience in working with the media and other Stakeholders.

·        Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum supervision, and ability to coach, guide, and build task-oriented teams.

·        Online data analytics skills, and social media management

·        The candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role.

·        The candidate must be pro-choice

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should submit their application letters and attach certified copies of academic transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant documents as well the contact addresses (e-mail) of 3 referees including their telephone contacts either by post or hand delivery addressed to:

 

The Executive Director,

Reproductive Health Uganda,

P.O. Box 10746 Kampala. Uganda

Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite Uganda Museum)

 

Deadline: 11th February 2021

 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

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