Projects Advocacy and Communications Officer

at Save the Children
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted April 3, 2024
Category Communication
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


Job Description

Under direct supervision of the Content and Social Media Manager and in close consultation with the Advocacy and Campaigns Manager, the Project Advocacy and Communication Officer will support communication, advocacy and content management activities that will strengthen the promotion of the project interventions, raise awareness and information sharing among general population while using innovative and most suitable communication tools and support to create and produce evidence-based or data-driven content for different stakeholders. In day-to-day activities, the incumbent will closely collaborate with the respective project managers, Regional teams and thematic leads.

• Development and implementation of advocacy and communication strategies and action plans for each of the projects to ensure greater visibility and public understanding of the project’s goals and results;
• Track Advocacy and Communication actions; follow up on ACCM activities, keeping notes and ensuring project advocacy and communication documents are up-to-date.
• In close coordination with the Project teams, ensure a calendar for content sourcing, development, and dissemination of timely and high-quality communication and advocacy products.
• Assist the ACCM team in sourcing information and content for local and global advocacy campaigns.
• Lead and support efficient planning and implementation of Advocacy and communication activities, organising/attending regular project meetings and maintaining agendas.
• Support the production of communication materials and content (e.g. briefing notes, images, video, Web pages, newsletter etc.) that meet the country and global standards set out in the ACCM Strategy.
• Coordinate efficiently with vendors (design and print houses, production houses etc.)
• Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories, case studies, photo stories, and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.
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• Be available for travel to the field sites for advocacy support, to collect case studies and undertake photography commissions and case studies.
• Absorb high volumes of complex, incomplete and often vague information and synthesise it into concise, accessible communications products that provide appropriate levels of detail and complexity for the audience.
• Social media: work with the Content and Social Media Manager to regularly supply innovative communications to be used on internal and external social media platforms to reach and engage a wider audience.
• Maintain an up-to-date documentation centre for communication materials, including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.

To be a strong supporter and advocate for children in this role you will need to have:
• Minimum of BSc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience and a diploma in project planning and management will be an added advantage.
• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience performing tasks similar to the required job position;
• Can produce accurate, clear and consistent information and communication outputs relating to programme support and humanitarian situation – including key messages, Q&A’s and factsheets, case studies, press releases, media statements, and briefs, amongst others.
• Experience in managing and writing for social media
• A proven ability to use creative and effective communication tools
• Excellent English verbal and written communication skills for various audiences, including donors, journalists and the ‘general public’. The ability to strategically target a wide range of audiences is essential.
• Excellent relationship-building, networking and lobbying skills to work across all functions and various Members.
• Experience in liaising and cooperating with media journalists, Excellent time management and planning capacity.
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.




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