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Monday, April 9, 2018

Advocacy and Communication Officer Job at National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Advocacy and Communication Officer

Jobs at:
National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)

Deadline of this Job:
20th April 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) is a professional 5 body for Social Workers in Uganda. The Association aims at bringing together all Social Workers in Uganda to contribute to a better professional practice, favorable conditions of work for Social Workers and equitable national development and 5 transformations. The overall aim of NASWU is to promote and facilitate Social Welfare and Social Development in Uganda 5

Under the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4 Children) a live-year, USAID-funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by CRS. NASWU supports systems and structures at country and regional levels to implement evidence-based interventions that protect against risk interrupt cycles of vulnerability and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation.

Under this project, NASWU seeks the services of competent and self-driven personnel to fill the following positions:

POSITION: Advocacy and Communication Officer
REPORTS TO: National Coordinator
DATE: April 2018
Job Summary
The purpose of this job is to support advocacy, visibility and branding of NASWU. She/he will play a key role in ensuring that NASWU’s communications are both influential and informative to a full range of stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the NASWU communications and advocacy strategy
  • Provides advice and expertise to Branch Executive Committee structures and officers
  • Develop communications and advocacy materials including newsletters, advocacy briefs, leaflets, reports and promotional materials.
  • Create visibility of NASWU's strategic involvement within relevant stakeholders
  • Take the lead in organizing media outreaches; arrange all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews and respond to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Develop and maintain a project website for information dissemination.
  • Ensure member recruitment and retention

Job Requirements! Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from reputed university in Social Work and Social Administration. .
  • Post-graduate training in advocacy and communication.
  • Documented experience in intercultural communication, including a good understanding of NGO structures and USAID project work.
  • Documented experience in advocacy and lobbying with national and community actors

Job application procedure
Interested applicants with the required qualifications, knowledge, skills, attributes and abilities should send their applications and CV (Detailing responsibilities carried out in previous positions) and 3 referees to:
National Co-ordinator
National Association of Social Workers of Uganda
Through the following email:  indicates clearly on the application subject line the position applied for.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Details about the above vacancies can be got on NASWU website: 
Deadline for applications: 20th April 2018