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Advocacy And Communications Officer

Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 23, 2022.

Advocacy And Communications Officer Jobs in Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Strategic Initiative for Wome

# Job Description

The position is line-managed by the Regional Programme Manager, works under
the supervision of the SIHA Regional Research, Policy and Advocacy Officer,
and in close collaboration with the country teams and SIHA Regional Director.
The position covers activities in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland,
Ethiopia and Uganda .

Key Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the Senior Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer, and
SIHA Management Team SMT, to develop and implement the institutional
advocacy strategy and communication strategy including the design of
communication tools such as guidelines, templates, and messaging;
• Support project teams in the planning and implementation of SIHA’s programme
related advocacy and communication work, providing guidance or leading
activities as required;
• Lead in the production and management of communication and visibility
materials including photos, videos, fact sheets, quarterly newsletters, and
other promotional or informational materials in coordination with SIHA staff
and programme team;
• Lead in the development and management of SIHA’s online materials, including
SIHA’s website and social media platforms;
• Coordinate and develop SIHA campaigns in close collaboration with the Senior
Policy Advocacy and Research Officer, the team at the Regional Secretariat,
and in-country staff;
• Keep abreast of relevant events and news in the region and support SIHA
response to critical situations including the development of press statements,
memos and other communication materials;
• Support the development and management of a regional and international
events calendar, including relevant regional and international meetings, and
international days and weeks, to guide advocacy and communication engagements
and activities within SIHA;
• Support communication between SIHA and its member organizations and
affiliates providing regular updates maintaining good communication channels;
• Establish regular communication between SIHA and Regional and International
human rights organizations, feminist networks and organizations regionally and
• Contribute to all project reports as required;
• Perform any additional work-related tasks assigned.

• The applicant should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass
Communications, Media Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences/ Arts, Development
Studies or any related degree obtained from an accredited university.
• At Least 3 years proven experience developing and delivering advocacy and
campaign strategies
• Proven experience working on women empowerment, gender programming, or
working with women human rights defenders and or in the women’s movement or a
related field
• The person should demonstrate experience in coordination, communication and
advocacy activities in NGO related contexts. The person should have a results-
oriented approach and be able to propose ways to innovate and continuously
improve our communications products, practices, channels, and messaging
• The person should have a commitment to women’s rights and a commitment to
local civil society and grassroots women movement
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, additional knowledge of
Arabic, Somali, or Amharic language is desirable
• computer literate word, excel, internet, outlook, powerpoint
• Proven experience working with members of a network and knowledge of how it
is different to working in one single organisation
• Understanding of human rights and people centered approaches
• Previous experience in effective use of media to raise awareness and
implement campaign strategies

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Advocacy And Communications Officer Jobs in Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Strategic Initiative for Wome

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