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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Communications and Relations Officer (CO) - Danish Church Aid Uganda

Vacancy: Communications and Relations Officer (CO)
Recruiting Organization: Danish Church Aid (DCA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: Regional Representative

Job Summary: The Danish Church Aid (DCA) Communications and Relations Officer (CO) will be responsible for visibility, information and documentation for internal and external use, as well as building and maintaining external relations, particularly to facilitate visits to the office, partners and projects. The CO will also be taking lead and implementing a new Communication Strategy for DCA in Uganda.

Support the Regional Representative in branding and communications efforts and in managing the content of media work in Uganda and internationally with particular focus on Denmark.
Make certain that Danish Church Aid (DCA) and its partners fulfill the contractual obligations on visibility for projects funded by international donors.
In charge of documentation for accountability and facilitation of programmatic learning to key stakeholders incl. donors, government, partners, beneficiaries and the general public, e.g. annual report, programme/project fact sheets, web-site, etc.

Work closely with the media teams in Denmark to identify and prepare case stories from partners’ projects and ensure that text, photo/video material is available for publications and reports.
The CO is also responsible for providing support and capacity building on communication and media to DCA programme staff and partner organisations.
Build, grow and maintain relations with media, communities and others in order to facilitate visits and the production of stories.
Plan, organise and support visitors, e.g. major/corporate donors, HQ staff, media, volunteers, students etc.
Research, documentation and coordination support to partners in relation to national and international advocacy campaigns.
Act as an ‘Editor’ of DCA intranet, social media and websites

The ideal candidate for the Danish Church Aid (DCA) Communications and Relations Officer must possess a Master Degree in communications, journalism or other relevant educational background.

Skills and Experience:
At least five years’ relevant experience in communication work from media, private sector or (I) NGOs.
Exceptional written and spoken English.
Possess the ability to communicate complex development issues in a popular manner.
Excellent organizational skills, with ability to meet deadlines.
Possess technical skills in the use of social media for effective communications.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Documented research and writing skills for producing inputs - both text, and photos - to various media including newspapers, websites and magazines.
Practical experience with photographing and simple video productions.
Demonstrates initiative, flexibility and ability to find pragmatic communication solutions.
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
Possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of main issues at stake vis-à-vis development and civil society in Uganda and the region.

If interested in working in  the Danish Church Aid (DCA) in the above portfolio, please send your CV and cover letter with three work related references to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application: "DCA– Communications and Relations Officer." E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.

NB: While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group, Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala – Uganda.
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug

Deadline: 4th April, 2014 by 5pm