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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 26, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

In our broken world, so many people are suffering. They are pushed to the margins and forgotten. Men, women and children are persecuted and left without homes. They are hurting, sick and in crisis.

God calls us to love the vulnerable, to dare to love like Jesus. He uses us to provide people in crisis with protection and care.

We work to restore health as the first step to restoring hope. Because every person deserves the chance for a better life.

Job Title

Communications Officer job at Medical Teams International

Job Description

Participate in Global Content community of practice, attending trainings and forums and engaging in continuous improvement of Medical Teams brand and communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Items in italics are sometimes, but not always, incorporated into this JD. Depends on the country needs.


HQ DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MINIMUM STANDARDS

STORY & PHOTO COLLECTION

  • Coordinate with HQ liaison from Brand and Communications team on gathering requested photo, story, social media, and video content to support Medical Teams brand and private donor fundraising.

  • Visit field locations to gather images and stories to use in communication materials. Share updates with HQ office as requested.

  • Process photos and stories and upload to digital asset management system.

  • Manage country camera gear.

  • Participate in Global Content community of practice, attending trainings and forums and engaging in continuous improvement of Medical Teams brand and communications.

Oversee field content collection from and training for field communications focal points.


SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Organize capture of social media content as requested by HQ Brand and Comms to showcase program activities at global brand level.


BRAND & VISIBILITY (GRAPHIC DESIGN)

  • Ensure visibility and branding materials are compliant with Medical Teams brand requirements. Coordinate with HQ Brand and Communications for support and compliance.


CONTENT COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Manage photo and video content storage for country program.

  • Coordinate institutional donor content collection needs with field communications focal points.


MEDIA RELATIONS AND PR - HQ

  • Coordinate and respond to media requests in accordance with Medical Teams policy.

  • Develop and submit pitch ideas to HQ public relations team as requested.



COUNTRY COMMUNICATION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

COUNTRY MEDIA RELATIONS

Host media and other official visitors during field visits.

  • Maintain up-to-date documentation point for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources about Medical Teams, its partners and stakeholders Respond to media requests in accordance with Medical Teams policy

  • .

    Participate in regular country program meetings to maintain a pulse on program happenings that can be pitched or communicated.

  • Maintain records of media coverage.

  • Manage media budget for country.


BUDGET MANAGEMENT

  • Monitor budget lines related to communications in all projects.


  • BRAND & VISIBILITY (GRAPHIC DESIGN)

  • Create visibility materials (donor branding, signposts, brochures, newsletters, media releases, fact sheets, etc.) according to Medical Teams and donor branding guidelines. - Could outsource this with HQ.

  • Create Partner Branding Guidelines in country language.



PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

  • Conduct and create program reports for institutional donors on program communications activities.


  • Coordinate program communications for program participants (WhatsApp, etc.), engaging them in health information sharing.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding code of conduct and behavior expectations.


Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or a similar field is preferred.


EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years of communications experience with a humanitarian agency is preferred.

  • Experience working in emergency operations with an international NGO is an added advantage.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media

  • Knowledge of how to present information to different audiences.

  • Knowledge of social media platforms


SKILLS

  • Excellent English communication skills; highly articulate verbally and in writing

  • Skilled in conducting interviews and managing relationships with media representatives and other stakeholders.

  • Proven writing and editing skills.

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Graphic design skills are an added advantage.

  • Photography and/or video skills are preferred.

  • Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

  • Skilled at producing writing products for professional publications.


ABILITIES

  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to be flexible and manage stress, especially in situations which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.

  • Ability to act with integrity and maintain the highest ethical standards.


  • Ability to support Medical Teams Calling and adhere to the Medical Teams Code of Conduct

How to Apply

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