Jobs in Uganda - Advocacy and Communications Officer Job at The Hunger Project Uganda

Advocacy and Communications Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 March 2021

Hiring Organization: The Hunger Project Uganda

JOB DETAILS:
The Hunger Project — Uganda (THP-U) is part of the Global Hunger Project. THP has been implementing integrated Gender Focused Community Led Development (GFCLD) programs since 1999, and so far, has presence in 10 districts in Uganda; in which TH PU has empowered 12 clusters of rural communities! villages known as Epicenters to end their own hunger and poverty through the Epicenter strategy. The epicenters are located in the districts of lganga, Kiboga, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Mbale, Mpigi, Butambala, Wakiso, Kyankwanzi and in 2019, THP-U commenced programme operations in Druka epicenter Nwoya District.
Right2Grow Project:
The Hunger Project, World ‘vision, Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, CEGAA a (South African based Centre for Economic Governance and Accountability in Africa and Max Foundation (Dutch based organizations] teamed up into the Right 2 Grow consortium and applied for Dutch funding under the power of voices funding stream.
ln Uganda the grant is implemented by The Hunger Project Uganda as a lead partner, World Vision Uganda, Action Against Hunger and CEGAA in collaboration with local partners. The Right2Grow Consortium in Uganda is a mix of lntemational, National and Local Civil Society Organisation and platforms with various expertise in nutrition and WASH advocacy, budget tracking and monitoring, and community-led development. The consortium members make use of promising practices to ensure government decision- makers and other key stakeholders can effectively address undernutrition in a multi-sectoral, gender-sensitive and inclusive way. The Hunger Project Uganda will lead implementation of Right2Grow programme in the Districts of Kabale, Maracha, Nwoya and Bugweri.
Right2Grow dream is for every child to be able to reach full potential; and no children under 5 are undernourished (aligned to SDG 2.2). The project aims at strengthening civil society to advocate for an enabling environment to tackle stunting reduction for children under 5 in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, South Sudan and Uganda.
The Hunger Project Uganda is looking for qualified and experienced people to join the exciting Right2Grow Uganda consortium team by applying for the following job openings;
Post: Advocacy and Communications Officer
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Country Office, Kampala
Project: Right2Grow Uganda Programme .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and monitor advocacy and communications strategy tor the Right2Grow Uganda country programme. Create content for multiple platforms and audiences including traditional media, social media, presentations, communication materials and infographics. Write popular materials/evidence tor nutritional advocacy at national and local government levels.
Community Engagement and Advocacy
• Organize target District leaders’ meetings to normalize IGITHS of collaboration, coordination structure and mechanism for district CSO nutrition platforms.
• Take lead in coordination of lobby and advocacy activities at District and sub county levels.
• Organize project dissemination meetings at the districts and sub county levels.
• Organize capacity building sessions to strengthen DISTRICT NUTRITION COORDINATION COMMITTEESS on issues of advocacy and communications.
• Convene quarterly nutrition multi-stakeholder meetings on progress of preventing undernutrition at district levels and sub county levels
• Generate lobby briefs for engaging stakeholders to align budgets and programmes on nutrition, WASH and sanitation.
• Develop and implement strategies to increase the brand visibility and outreach of the project.
• Liaise with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are reaching the public, including preparing press releases.
• Review of reference materials, identification of reference materials tor retention. Maintenance of information database and photo library.
• Prepare promotional material on the project, including pamphlets, newsletters and videos.
• Organize training of THP-U and R2G project staff on effective communications and advocacy.

Skills and Experience
• Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategies.
• Experience developing publications or communication materials for advocacy on nutrition, WASH and sanitation work.
• Experience coordinating projects including managing internal communications, calendars, and meeting notes
• Experience managing social media accounts, website content, and editing an organizational logs.
• Familiar with CSO civic space in Uganda in relation to policy and budget advocacy
• Experience writing for both popular and academic publications
• ln-depth understanding of media industry and knowledge of various media outlets, including preparing press releases on the project
• Experience in graphic design including use of Adobe Creative Suite.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications & Journalism, Media Studies, Communications Strategy, Development Communication or relevant discipline.
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in providing communication packages to promote the activities of organization, preferably a development organization.
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and graphic designing/ web-based management systems.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree


Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications, detailed CV and copies of their academic certificates as a single PDF document by email to Uganda.Personnel@thp.org  Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line. Hard copies can be delivered to; The Hunger Project Uganda — Plot BA, Nakasero Lane, Kisozi Complex P.0. Box 26393, Kampala. Deadline for application is not later than 9th March, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Date Posted: 2021-03-02

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