Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)

Job Title:    Communications Officer

Organisation: Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director

 

About US:

The Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) is a nationwide membership organization promoting the rights of women defenders to a safe and secure work environment with a vision of having a society where fundamental human rights are upheld and respected. We exist to promote a feminist holistic approach integrating a gender perspective as a frame work for protection of WHRDs.

 

Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will be responsible for planning and implementing strategic communications to increase the reach, influence, and impact of WHRDN-U’s work.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Ensure that the lived experiences of WHRDs in their diversity are documented, captured in a powerful, engaging, and consistent way, and that their voices are implied in all critical spaces.
  • Oversee the organizational digital marketing and content creation; pursue visibility for the organization in a manner consistent with feminist values.
  • Develop and implement multi-media campaign activities.
  • in -charge of writing columns, articles, public statements, web features, audio visual material correspondence a
  • Developing material and activities for media support issuing press releases, features, conducting interviews, arranging for press conferences and engaging with journalists and editor.
  • Regular dissemination of information to network members.
  • Manage the general email box (info email) for WHRDN-U.
  • Any other duties as may be requested by the Executive Director.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following areas; Development studies, Mass communication, Political Sciences or any other related fields
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience in related field.
  • Experience in budgeting, workplans development, participating in program development and proposal writing, projects implementation, and reporting and program coordination.
  • Fluent in social media and online content; internet related
  • campaigns and advocacy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to details
  • Tech savvy and creative and a high level of flexibility
  • Collaborative and able to work dynamically and diligently without direct supervision
  • Result oriented, interesting in learning and recommending new approaches or tech solutions.

 

NOTE: ONLY FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PREFERRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified persons should submit their application, and CV via email on recruitment@whrdnuganda.org to Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) addressed to the Executive Director.

 

Please specify the position in the subject line of your email.

 

Deadline: 26th April 2021 at 5:00pm

 

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