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Communications Officer


Position: Communications Officer

Report to: Communications and Public Relations Manager

Location: National Office- Kampala

Purpose of position: Supports the work of the National Office Programmes team through production of communication materials for marketing, grant acquisition, advocacy and media campaigns. The role among others will also support the coordination and hosting of media related visits to the ADPs and projects.

Key Responsibilities

Keeping the World Vision Uganda Promise to Support Offices (SO) and Donors

  • Ensuring communication/marketing resources are planned, prioritized and resourced for effective donor/SO engagements

  • Coordinate, plan and support visits to the National Office (scouting of impact stories, high quality photos and video footage)

  • Compilation of communication materials and best practices that support growth of income and impact of World Vision work

  • Working with Programmes/projects to ensure visibility plans/activities are implemented as agreed

  • Support the programme Specialists and Communications teams to compile Reports and briefs

Program visibility, branding, messaging and designing of communications materials.

  • Work with field teams and partners to develop, pre-test and roll out IEC/BCC material (such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) for awareness creation and education.

  • Coordinate the design, development and roll out of the campaign and project materials by working closely with service providers and the procurement team.

  • Take lead in the dissemination of the publications such as research findings, policy statements and reports through utilizing meetings and events.

Advocacy and public event planning and management.

  • Take leadership in planning and organizing public events and outreaches meetings in line with the World Vision strategic priorities.

  • Build the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective documentation and communication, as well as dissemination for advocacy campaigning and learning.

  • Participate in project assessments and design to ensure integration of documentation and communication as well as dissemination strategies.

Enhanced documentation of Programmes (e.g. through promising practices, best practices and most significant change stories)

  • Support the field teams in integrating documentation and communication to effectively draw lessons and change stories in line with the strategy.

  • Coordinate the process of identifying, documentation and dissemination of most significant change stories and promising and best practices using multi-media platform.

  • Compile quarterly reports and bi-annual magazines/newsletters highlighting the programme progress and share them with stakeholders and donors.

  • Facilitate information sharing at the National Office and field teams with relevant publications, reports and news features related to World vision sector priorities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required

  • Bachelor degree required with preference in communications, community development, or

related field of study

  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar role, preferably with non-government organization

  • Skills in personal computing, email and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign)

  • Experience with still photography, videography, and story writing style of communication

  • Understanding of transformational development and ability to translate technical language into language that is easily understandable by donors

  • Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles

  • Experience hosting or working with donors or visitors highly preferred