Job Title: Communication and Public Relations Coordinator
About this Job:
Reproductive health Uganda (RHU) is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to promote high quality, high-impact and gender sensitive Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights information and services through capacity building, specialized service delivery, issue specific advocacy and strategic partnerships. It is a volunteer owned and led organization, with the volunteer body having a distinct role to play in governance, but not in actual project management and implementation. RHU seeks to recruit highly skilled, experienced and motivated persons to fill the following positions -Communication and Public Relations Coordinator (1 Post)
Duty Station: RHU Head Office, Kampala
Reports to: Executive Director
Initiate/review and implement Communication and Public Relations
strategies and activities that enhance RHU institutional visibility, image
and increased access to reproductive health & rights services
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, develop and implement PR strategies that enhance utilization of sexual and reproductive health services, and portray a positive image of the organization.
Raise staff, government & service organizations awareness on sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights issues for purposes of according them priority in planning and resource allocation.
Provide support to officers and staff to document report, and share RHU and partner best practices: writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports; preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes.
Undertake operations research regarding Sexual Reproductive Health and reproductive rights issues.
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of RHU Advocacy, IEC and Public Relations strategies and related activities.
Document and share information regarding RHU activities & salient events in the print and electronic media.
Perform any other professional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Knowledge, skills and temperament:
Thorough knowledge and skill in communication and advocacy of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, skill in creative writing, documenting and disseminating SRHR information, audience analysis and segmentation. Extrovert with ability to influence, lobby and communicate timely. Excellent report writing, facilitation and mentoring skills.
Training and Experience:
A Masters degree in communication studies, literature in English or linguistics, or journalism. Individuals with previous media experience will have an added advantage.
Certificate in Advocacy, Behavioral Change Communication (BCC), or Information Education and Communication (IEC). Minimum of five (5) years working experience, three (3) of which must have been served at Senior Management level, preferably in a reputable Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Proof of work related results achieved.
Age: 24 – 35 years.
How to apply:
Submit by post or hand-deliver a letter of application with certified copies of academic transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant certificates plus contact addresses (e-mail) of 3 referees (including day time telephone numbers) to:
The Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda, P.O. Box 10746, Kampala Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite Uganda Museum)
Closing Date: 6th April, 2012. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
NB: For all positions female applicants are encouraged to apply