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Development Communications Coordinator

Job Description

Position: Development Communications Coordinator

Reports to: Communications and Public Relations Manager and Senior Programmes Director

Location: National Office- Kampala

Purpose of position: Supports projects staff with the ongoing creation and maintenance of communications material. This includes basic photography and video production, graphic design and print management, media engagement and editorial support. The role also supports creative implementation of events held in projects and at National Level.

Key Responsibilities

Develop and Disseminate Communications Products, strategies and guidelines

  • Design, manage, and facilitate the implementation of Programmes Division communication strategy

  • Develop and implement plan(s) of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion

Programme visibility, branding and messaging

  • 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 (such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) 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 strategic meetings and events d in the dissemination of the publications such as research findings, policy statements and reports through utilizing strategic meetings and event

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 designs 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 processes of identifying , documentation and dissemination of most significant change stories and promising and best practices using a multi-media platform

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

Empower Communities through Communications for Development (C4D)

  • Work with the Communications team to develop Communication for Development manuals and roll-out C4D in Projects

  • Work with the field teams (ADPs and Projects) to form structures, train staff and community members and facilitate C4D activities.

  • Link C4D teams with available media and communications platforms in the communities and at national level.

  • Develop and enhance strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals

Media and publicity messaging

  • Build linkages/partnerships with media companies to promote ongoing conversation about child well-being at national level and in the districts.

  • Design and package key audio and visual messages and ensure placements in different media houses

  • Work with the print media partners to promote the WVU agenda and specifically target policy makers through strategic and cost effective communications approached

  • Participate in strategic networks including Ministry levels, to promote the World vision profile

  • Participate in promoting World Vision Uganda’s visibility on existing World Vision Platforms (such as World Vision Central and www.wvi.org ) and approved social media sites

  • Build capacity of staff in media relations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required

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

  • At 5 years’ experience in similar role, preferably with Non-Governmental organizations.

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

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

  • Experience with personal computing, email and general office productivity software

  • Experience hosting or working with donors preferred