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Communications Coordinator

Child’s i Foundation is looking to recruit a Communications Coordinator to join their Uganda team

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Location: Head Office, Kampala

Department: Communications, Advocacy and Fundraising

Reports to: Communications & Advocacy Manager

Job Purpose

Support the execution and coordination of all internal and external communications activities for Child’s i Foundation to build a worldwide community of supporters to achieve Child’s i mission.

Participate in raising the national and international profile of Child’s i Foundation working closely with the programmes teams to share Child’s i story in real-time.

Key Job Duties And Responsibilities

Internal Contacts

  • Heads of Departments
  • Social Work Team

External Contacts

  • Government Officials
  • Journalists
  • Policy Makers
  • NGOs
  • Donors
  • Child’s i Foundation’s project and programme participants

Job Specifications

  • University Degree in Mass Communication, Development, Public Relations or Journalism (undergraduate)
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in a Journalism or Communications position.
  • Previous experience in digital/online communications
  • Strong understanding of social media channels for development, communication and/or fundraising purposes.
  • Previous experience with Ugandan media and civil society
  • Experience in running media and communications campaigns
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PPT
  • Experience with graphics software i.e. Adobe Photoshop or In Design and canva.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing strategic communications pieces that include press releases, newsletters, website content, blog posts, case studies, proposals, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities at once and ensuring all timelines are met
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team
  • Superior time management and organisational skills
  • An analytical mind and ability to think critically
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional communication skills including highly effective writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate complex information to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to contribute to a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to generate content for various media platforms
  • Experience with website and blogging platforms i.e. Wix and WordPress
  • Good photography and videography skill
  • Ability to use various computer packages for print and electronic media
  • Outgoing and proactive personality
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent ability to communicate
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal direction or supervision
  • Interest in alternative care and child protection issues
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and quality
  • Ability to work under pressure

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about communications, advocacy and contributing to care reform in Uganda, we invite you to apply for the position of Communications Coordinator at Child’s i Foundation. Please submit your application letter and CV ONLY to applications@childsifoundation.org. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2024 at 17:00 EAT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.