Job Title: Communications Specialist
The National Cooperative Business Association – CLUSA Uganda is seeking highly qualified individuals to support a United States Department of Agriculture funded project to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes through adoption of conservation farming techniques. CLUSA Uganda is seeking individuals for the following position to. be based in Kampala:
Develop and implement a clear and concise communication strategy that showcases the program;
Ensure strong visual branding for CLUSA’s Uganda Conservation Farming Initiative both in Kampala and at field sites;
Proactively seek out events to showcase CLUSA’s program;
Coordinate all events where the CLUSA ‘ program is showcased;
Responsible for the writing and design of office publications including printed material and other media including video documentaries;
Responsible for capturing success stories detailing impact of program interventions with beneficiaries using specifications given by the donor;
Responsible for ordering business cards/ identification cards for staff and signage for CLUSA or partners to maintain standard protocol;
Responsible for keeping a journal of all newspaper postings and/or internet searches that reference any happenings along the grains value chain and/or information pertaining to our government counterparts, and providing a bi-weekly summary sent out to all staff;
Responsible for managing the program photo databank; both taking photos and collecting photos from staff members for use with publications on demand.
Responsible for editing reports and/or publications drafted by the technical team;
Responsible for any needed translations of materials whether official letters/ communications, beneficiary training materials, newspaper postings, or any other documents;
Responsible for proper archiving of all communications documents and photos;
Attend any communications workshops facilitated by donors;
Any other duties as assigned.
Bachelors in related field;
Excellent writer in the English language a MUST;
Team player who can lead implementation of a strong and integrated communications strategy;
Graphic design skills a plus.
How to apply:
Application letters and CV with 3 traceable referees including immediate supervisors should be sent to the Chief of Party, CLUSA Uganda, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the position title clearly referenced in the subject line by close of business 8 March 2013. Please also e-mail one writing sample with a maximum of 10 pages along with the CV. Please provide daytime contact telephone number. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.