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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Communications Officer Job at Medical Teams International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Communications Officer [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Medical Teams International

Deadline of this Job:
12th July 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hiring world”. MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition. MTIUganda is seeking to recruit highly competent, dynamic and experienced candidates to fill the position of Communications Officer.
Job Summary:
Responsible for developing and implementing countrywide communications strategies to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Works closely with field project teams to capture, document and report project activities..

Job Responsibilities:
• Job Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement communications strategies, campaigns and other initiatives to promote the visibility of the organization
• Visit field locations to gather data and stories to use in communication materials; share updates with HQ office as requested
• Create visibility materials (donor branding, sign posts, brochures, newsletters, media releases, etc) according to MTI and donor branding guidelines
• Develop operational activity plan and budget
• Monitor budget lines related to communications in all projects
• Maintain up-to-date documentation point for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources about MTI, its partners and stakeholders.
• Advise Senior Management Team on communications maters and provide editorial support for staff
• Respond to media requests in accordance to MTI policy
• Host media and other official visitors during field visits

• Experience/Knowledge/Skills:
• Minimum of two (2) years of communications experience with a humanitarian agency is preferred
• 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
• Excellent English communication skills; highly articulate verbally and in writing
• Skilled in conducing interviews and managing relationships with media representatives and other stakeholders.
• Proven writing, editing, design, videography and photography skills (Microsoft Word,
• Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher; Adobe Photoshop).
• Skilled at producing analytical reports and professional publications.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communicaion, Journalism, Internaional Relations or similar field is preferred.

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should Email their Application Leter and CV only including three work related references to; . Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) not exceeding 2MB.
Indicate clearly in the subject line: Position Title & Vacancy Announcement Number.
Do not attach your Academic transcripts.
They will be requested if you are shortlisted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
MTI is an equal opportunity employer.

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