Communications Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

 Job Title:    Communications Officer
(Re-advertised)

Organization:  Food
for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Program
Director

 

About US:

Food for the Hungry
(FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization
currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support
offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and
Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani,
Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat implementing programs
in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods;
Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in
Kampala. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide.

 

Job Summary:  The Communication Officer will provide
technical support to the Programs and Business Development department in
designing Food for the Hungry publications and contributes to the development
and improvement of the design, branding and layout of materials produced by
Food for the Hungry. S/he will ensure that communications products and reports
are following Food for the Hungry branding guidelines, provide the best
possible functionality and usability to Food for Hungry partners and contribute
to the overall branding process, Build Capacity of FH staff in media engagement
and communication and Assist FH wide public relations and media risk management.

 

The position bearer
supports different departments and projects across the organization by
designing high quality visual content including branding for events,
information communication and education (IEC) material, flyers, magazines,
newsletters, formal letters and annual reports among others. All these are done
in consistency with Food for the Hungry Branding, communication and media
engagement guidelines.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Support FHU
portfolio on documentation and visibility efforts 40%

·       
Support
the program team in quality preparation of Country Office Annual report, based
on project results

·       
Coordinate
with different programme managers to strengthen FH brand identity by developing
communication products that include digital media, reports, publications,
flyers, posters, etc

·       
Design
and lay-out of reports and other brand IEC products

·       
Create
concepts and ideas to visually communicate FH brand and goals.

·       
Support
in collecting articles, stories, photos for the production of the FH newsletter
and Calendars.

·       
Update
FH Uganda fh-connect page, ensuring it is regularly updated with latest
materials, information on projects and events.

·       
Partner
with in-house communications team to design concepts for campaigns, events and
other special projects that require media engagements.

·       
Engage
in internal communications activities for broad exposure of the organization.

Support Key Program
Information Management 25%

·       
Support
programs to produce FH portfolio overview (summary of all grants with key
results of the grants) and circulate on a quarterly basis;

·       
Review
specific project and FH Uganda annual reports before Management approval.

·       
Support
Programs maintain FH geographic portfolio mapping that captures the geographic
presence of each project.

·       
Support
program documentation of all active grants, proposals, MEAL documents ensuring
easy “irretrievability” when needed;

·       
Ensure
Knowledge Management of project closure is implemented by collecting,
reviewing, refining and archiving Past Performance Templates of closing
projects;

·       
Support
Business development in taking Departmental Minutes, prove reading concepts,
proposals, MOU, Partners teaming agreements, official letters etc.

Media Relations
Risk management and FH wide Communication 15%.

·       
Monitor
news media coverage of FH and humanitarian issues regarding the Uganda Crisis.

·       
Identify
and help respond to any reputation risk issues.

·       
Support
translation of key documents including press release and speeches .

·       
Provide
information to the local media (if appropriate).

·       
Provide
social media content to the partnership as required.

·       
Ensure
risk is reported as per FH global protocols and channels.

·       
Perform
other communication duties assigned by the line manager.

·       
Support
in organizing Donor Visits and documentation for marketing and resource
mobilization.

·       
Work in
collaboration with the Business Development Manager to prepare VIP visits and
editing Content such as the Country Director’s speech, Management letters,
reports etc.

·       
Communicate
internally to FH staff to organize key events, document pitch stories as and
when will be required.

Build Capacity of
FH Uganda staff on Documentation and Media engagement.10%.

·       
Conduct
orientation to all FH staff on Communication.

·       
Lead in
rolling out of the communication and media engagement guideline and promote
compliance.

·       
Train FH
Uganda staff in effective communication, documentation of significant change
story, taking quality photos and Video clips.

·       
Train
Management on media risk and presentation.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Mass Communications or
Journalism, additional qualification in administrative law is an added
advantage.

·       
At least
three years’ experience in a similar role with an NGO is a Must.

·       
Experience
in graphic design and use of graphic design software a must.

·       
You need
to know how to use Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe in Design,
Adobe Photoshop at an advanced level.

·       
Strong
writing and communication skills.

·       
Excellent
organizational skills and ability to work independently.

·       
Innovativeness
and willingness to learn.

·       
Experience
in and adequate knowledge of photography and videography is a plus;

·       
Website
management knowledge would be an added advantage;

·       
Committed
to FH’s mission and vision and values, and particularly to Gender Equity and
Diversity;

·       
Excellent
interpersonal and public relation skills.

 

Note: This
Position will be hired on a rolling basis

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position
applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not
more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone
numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of
three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry
Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org

 

Deadline: Tuesday 16th February, 2021 by 4:30pm.

 

NB:
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 15th March, 2021.

 

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