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Communications & Advocacy Officer

Child’s i Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 22, 2022.

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# Job Description

Child’s i Foundation has demonstrated that children can be safely placed into
loving homes through tracing and reuniting them into their own families,
finding foster families or placing them with adoptive families in Uganda.
Together with other partners, Child’s i Foundation is catalysing the
elimination of institutional care for children by demonstrating the positive
impact of family strengthening and protection as a high-quality alternative to
institutions. As a result, hundreds of institutionalized children have been
transitioned into safe family environments where they receive care and
protection and benefit from significantly improved health, education and
wellbeing outcomes. Also, the lives of thousands of children and their
families at risk of institutionalization including children with disabilities
have benefited from improved community-based services. Families have been
supported to: reduce their vulnerability, access services and gain relevant
skills with regard to increasing their income and protecting all children. In
addition, the capacity of government professionals and community
paraprofessionals increased to strengthen families in responding adequately to
poverty and ensure children are safe and protected.

Job Purpose:
To Support the planning and implementation of the Foundation’s communications,
advocacy, media and digital media strategies that continually raise the
Foundation’s public profile, visibility, and innovation in Alternative Care
aligned with the Foundation’s mission, vision and strategic plan.

KEY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communications
? Support the implementation of the media engagement strategy. Takes the lead
in organising media outreach; arranges all media contacts, appearances, press
briefings and interviews.
? Contribute to the development of graphics, images and videos for
communications, advocacy and fundraising purposes.
? Develop communications and advocacy material and support the coordination
and production of a diverse range of information products which highlight
Child’s i work.
Advocacy-Outreach & Influence
? Support the development, review and implementation of Child’s i advocacy
strategy.
? Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders so as to
create a movement to maximise the impact of Child’s i strategic objectives.
? Liaise with programmes teams for effective implementation of advocacy
related activities.
? Offer technical support in the organisation’s events planning and management
Reporting & Evaluation
? Monitor, evaluate and report on the impact of communications activities.
? Provide bi-monthly updates to the Advocacy Manager for the monthly key
performance indicator monitoring and contribute to the Child’s i annual
report.
Internal Communications
? Regularly update Workplace and encourage other staff to share exciting
stories.
? Communicate progress and any exciting news on a regular basis with pictures
and updates on children and other Child’s i progress.

Qualifications:
Education & Work Experience
? University Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or
other relative fields undergraduate
? Minimum of 2 years of previous experience in a Journalism or Advocacy
position.
? In-depth understanding of the Uganda political and social context and
familiarity with key stakeholders in the CCI sector.
? Ability to grasp complex information and accurately translate these into
briefings and other forms of advocacy communication.
? Demonstrable experience of effectively engaging with government
? Experience writing press releases
? Previous experience with Ugandan media and civil society
? Demonstrable experience of effectively mobilizing and working with civil
society networks and organizations to generate momentum on a common agenda
? Demonstrable advocacy/stakeholder management experience

Skills & Abilities
? Excellent interpersonal & influencing skills
? Proven ability in fostering relations with stakeholders
? Ability to manage a complex and varied workload and to work under pressure
? Strong communication skills, both oral and written
? Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
? Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, and WordPress
? Ability to develop and implement advocacy strategies
? Ability to support local, national and international advocacy initiatives of
others.

Personal Attributes
? Outgoing and proactive personality
? Self-starter
? Ability to work as a member of a team
? Ability to work independently and with minimal direction or supervision
? Interest in Alternative Care and Child Protection
? Ability to motivate/inspire others with ideas
? Innovative, energetic, solution-orientated approach to work

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Email:: [email protected]

Send your updated application letter and CV ONLY to
**[email protected]** The closing date for applications is
31 March 2022 at 17:00 EAT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Child’s i Foundation is committed to safeguarding vulnerable children and
adults from sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse. Rigorous background
and reference checks will be conducted in the course of the selection process.

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