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Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 

October 29, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

We are a refugee led organisation network of Uganda that aims to strengthen the capacity of refugees to engage and respond to the challenges facing refugees and refugee led organizations.

The network was started by four organizations namely Young African
Refugees for Integral Development (YARID), Hope of Children and Women Victims of
Violence (HOCW), Hope of Refugee in Action (HRA) and Coburwas International Youth
Organization to Transform Africa (CIYOTA)

Job Title

Project Officer job at Refugee-led Organizations Network

Job Description

As a Communication Officer, you will play a vital role in supporting the implementation of the "Strengthening refugee-led advocacy through capacity-building of RLOS in Uganda (STRAC of RLOS U)" project. You will work closely with the project team to develop and execute the communication strategy for STRAC of RLOS U, ensuring effective communication and engagement with key stakeholders, including refugees, partner organizations, and donors.

Benefits of working at RELON Uganda
We offer a number of benefits including:
Employer 10% contribution to a national social security fund to cover employee's pension scheme
Staff thirteenth cheque
25 days of annual leave per year (excluding bank holidays), plus 1 day for every year of service

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the communication strategy for STRAC of RLOS - U, in line with project objectives and RELON's vision.

  • Create compelling and impactful communication materials, including news articles, press releases, case studies, social media content, and newsletters.

  • Lead on delivering agreed communication objectives, including managing social media platforms, website content, and ensuring regular updates.

  • Liaise with project team members and RLOS to gather and share stories, testimonials, and success stories that highlight the impact of their advocacy work.

  • Support the planning and organization of events, workshops, and conferences, both virtually and in-person, to enhance the visibility and networking opportunities for RLOS. Collaborate with external partners, media outlets, and relevant stakeholders to maximize the reach and impact of STRAC of RLOS - U's advocacy efforts.

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies, making recommendations for improvements as necessary.

  • In collaboration with the program coordinator, and with support of the advocacy officer through the leadership of the chief executive director andteam leader, the communication officer will support RELON Uganda's Project "Strengthening refugee-led advocacy. through capacity - building of refugee-led organizations in Uganda(STRAC of RLOS - U)" through coordination and advocacy - capacity-support and training activities Work closely with the advocacy officer to collect and document project stories for sharing learning and advocacy.

  • Document capacity strengthening initiatives, advocacy-related events and skills-building workshops led by RELON Uganda, NGO partners, and Refugee led organizations/groups.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, public relations, or a related field. Relevant professional certifications or additional training is a plus.

  • Proven experience (at least 3 years) in a similar role, preferably within the non-profit sector or humanitarian field.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to adapt communication style for different audiences.

  • Strong storytelling abilities, with the capacity to convey complex messages in a compelling and accessible manner.

  • Proficient in using social media platforms, content management systems, and design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite).

  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse environment, with an understanding of the challenges faced by displaced communities.

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and the inclusion of marginalized voices, with a particular focus on supporting female candidates with displacement backgrounds.


How to Apply

Interested candidates with relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to submit their application and the following documents to info@relonuganda.org. Please indicate "Communication Officer Application - STRAC of RLOS U No: REL/EXT/005/023" in the subject line.
A cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and explaining your interest in working with RELON and focusing on advocacy for girls' education.

An updated curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your qualifications and professional experience.
Contact information for three professional references.
Application Deadline: October 29, 2023

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Female candidates and individuals from refugee or IDP backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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