Uganda: Communications Coordinator

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

At Living Goods, we know the power of messages. Our community health workers teach mothers about infectious diseases, nutrition, hygiene and family planning, and provide critical access to treatment. Their messages are effective because they educate families and get them to act.

We seek a Communications Coordinator based in Kampala who can do for Living Goods what we do for families. We seek someone who can support the development and dissemination of stories about our programs, help develop attractive and engaging collaterals and presentations, and position our work with key stakeholders through earned and social media. You will also help raise awareness about our work – and community health more broadly – at key forums and other stakeholder engagement meetings.

The Opportunity

Our ideal candidate is an exceptional writer, has a knack for visual design and presentation, is savvy with social media, has experience working on press outreach and public relations, and is a strong multi-tasker who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. As the Coordinator, you will work with internal and external resources to develop and share stories about our work and impact strengthening Community Health systems with audiences across the globe.

This is a full-time role, based in Kampala, Uganda, and you can expect up to 25% travel across the country.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a country-level communications strategy, in collaboration with communications, advocacy and program staff in Uganda, Kenya and the U.S.
  • Regularly travel to the field to document compelling content and imagery about our work in Uganda, for both local and global audiences. This will include success stories, fact sheets, blog posts, emails, stakeholder reports, social media content, and more.
  • Support the development of a new website in WordPress; help with creating and updating content on a regular basis. Support curation and posting of content on social media platforms.
  • Identify and cultivate key press contacts to generate strategic earned media opportunities; assist with pitching and media relations.
  • Provide internal communications leadership in Uganda, and identify communications tools and tactics that facilitate the sharing of important learnings and foster staff cohesion.
  • Help train and build the capacity of other staff in Uganda to effectively write and document programs, to create an organizational culture supporting communications.
  • Develop tailored communication tools such as PowerPoint presentations and talking points to support conferences, meetings, advocacy needs, etc.
  • Organize and coordinate stakeholder meetings in collaboration with the Advocacy team.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English. Expert-level presentation skills. You know how to write an effective success story, and are willing (and eager) to get dirty traveling to the field to document impactful stories about community health and the work Living Goods is doing.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in developing and implementing comprehensive communication tools and tactics (working with both print and digital media), ideally for an international development organization; background in community health issues a strong plus.
  • Highly computer literate with the Microsoft Office Suite; expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite strongly desired.
  • Strong experience with digital media, including website management (ideally WordPress) and with targeting influencers on major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Experience developing press pitches and generating earned media desirable.
  • Experience identifying and managing communications consultants, such as videographers beneficial.
  • University degree in communications or related field.

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Communications Coordinator through our applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

www.livinggoods.org

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Transitional Justice Lawyer Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:Project Manager
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Transitional Justice Lawyer is responsible for maintaining a consistent relationship with targeted CSO’s to enhance capacity of local and national civil society actors to engage in Peace and Transitional Justice processes, and by the systematic establishment of a historical record.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Monitor and document on-going Transitional Justice initiatives including International Criminal Court and International Crimes Division trials
  • Conduct Victim consultations to enable them share perspectives to inform ICC & ICD justice processes;
  • Convene regular Justice Tafakari forums to provide platform for key stakeholders to reflect on justice initiatives;
  • Engage in strategic litigation processes in identified communities
  • Organise and hold Annual Memorial Lecture series on Transitional Justice issues;
  • Organise regular Peace Film Festivals in Secondary schools, Tertiary Institutions and selected refugee settlements
  • Organise Women’s leadership camp to enhance capacity of local women leaders
  • Coordinate annual Institute for African Transitional Justice (IATJ)
  • Engage in local level reconciliation and TJ initiatives with relevant clan leaders to resolve existing conflict within communities
  • Conduct bi-monthly documentary screening and public discussions around key TJ and Forced Migration issues
  • The Transitional Justice Lawyer will also manage the Community screening of Live ICC trials and other TJ processes and documentaries;
  • Carry out legal research related to specific cases of serious human rights violations;
  • Conduct detailed analysis of transitional justice mechanisms in Uganda, including relevant legislation, regulations, and policies;
  • Design / prepare research plans, questionnaire/ reports and, tabulations;
  • Participate in data collection processes and activities through interviews and focus group discussion or using any another adopted data selection technique;
  • Participate in the analysis of data and writing final reports for publications;
  • Conduct various types of research (quantitative and qualitative) as thematically defined;
  • Design / prepare research plans, questionnaire/ reports and, tabulations;
  • Hold sub-regional CSO TJ & Forced Migration(FM) platform meetings
  • Hold joint CSO TJ & FM advocacy events in Kampala, Luwero, Gulu, Kitgum, Arua, Lira, Soroti, Jinja and Kasese
  • Convene national level TJ & FM platform meetings on appropriate policy and legislative frameworks and issues
  • Organise high-level TJ retreat targeting key actors on policy, research and practice relating to emerging TJ issues
  • Ensure that RLP’s rules and regulations are implemented with relevance to the activities as well as policies and procedures.
  • Participate in necessary meetings and reviews;
  • Perform any other tasks that may be identified or assigned.
  • Ensure that RLP’s rules and regulations are implemented with relevance to the activities as well as policies and procedures.
  • Participate in necessary meetings and reviews;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law Project (RLP) Transitional Justice Lawyer job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in Law
  • At least five years of proven and relevant work experience in engaging with key partners on transitional justice issues
  • Good knowledge of international criminal law and/or human rights law and/or international humanitarian law and/or gender justice and sexual violence and/or transitional justice;
  • Good knowledge of the International human rights system;
  • Interest in promoting and defending human rights as well as enforcing the members of civil society;
  • Skills in written composition and legal research;
  • Ability to quickly assimilate domestic law concepts in order to harmonize them with knowledge of national or international law;
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
NB: The position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: 1st June 2018 by 5.00pm



No Experience Assistant Producer Radios Jobs – Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)

Organization: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was founded as a result of the “Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004”, which merged the operations of Uganda Television (UTV) and Radio Uganda. It started broadcasting on November 16, 2005.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Assistant Producer Radios job placement must hold a Diploma in Mass Communication or any qualification in the related field.
If you believe you have the above skills and experience and desire to join the UBC in the aforementioned capacity, please apply by sending a detailed C.V, copies of certified testimonials addressed to: Managing Director, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast House, Plot 17-19 Nile Avenue, P.O. Box 2038, Kampala. Uganda.
NB:Please clearly indicate position title on the envelope. The applications should be delivered to the Recruitment Secretariat at the UBC Administration Block.



Applications Support Analyst IT Jobs – Barclays Bank UK

Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Service Management
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: The Application Support Analyst will be tasked with maintaining the availability and reliability of applications to ensure that IT can effectively meet service targets in accordance with planned business objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Test Management 80
  • Responsible for driving own Performance Development, collating relevant documentation, preparing for and arranging reviews.
  • By utilizing skills matrix, identify training and development requirements, formulating own plan to be agreed with team leader. Responsible for ensuring own plan is completed within agreed timescales.
  • Undertake all necessary training in order to perform the role to the required standards, including gaining accreditation where appropriate.
    • Provide a range of application availability reporting to ensure that agreed levels of availability, reliability and maintainability are measured and monitored on an ongoing basis
    • Successfully facilitate delivery of changes to reports needed by the business and ensure that reports and their dependencies are made available for the business.
    • Provide holistic support of application availability to Business Users
    • Take actions to achieve reductions in frequency and duration of incidents that impact application availability
    • Ensure shortfalls in application availability are recognized and appropriate corrective actions are identified and progressed
    • Take action on agreed appropriate actions with Line Management to maintain or improve application availability levels
    • Initiate and coordinate actions required to maintain or improve availability of applications
    • Act as a coordination point for changes to applications when needed
    • Maintain an awareness of technology advancements and best practices that support application availability

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The ideal candidate for the Barclays Bank Applications Support Analyst should hold a good degree in Information technology related field (An additional Business degree to an IT Degree is an added advantage)
    • ITIL v3 Expert
    • Oracle Certification
    • PLSQL
    • At least three years of banking experience
    • Two years of experience in IT exposure
    • Understanding of banking (retail and commercial), core banking applications, IT Architecture, Change Framework and testing methodologies.
    • An operational perspective and an understanding of how the testing team fits and contributes to the projects and the business changes.
    • Hands on knowledge of testing tools, automated as well as manual testing.
    • Proficient in “desktop” applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Strong management skills.
    • Good project and release management skills.
    • Strong team ethics. Whether functional, cross-functional or across different business and country, ability to create a friendly and focused team environment.
    • Need to multi task in support of the resolution of complex business problems in different countries.
    • Take full responsibility for own Performance Development
    • Knowledge of Retail, Corporate and all other products offered by Banks and the way they relate to available systems.
    • Good knowledge of core banking systems.
    • Good knowledge of the standard Change Governance Framework
    • Knowledge of user acceptance testing and change implementations.
    • Experience in relationship management.
    • Knowledge of working within a complex matrix management structure to deliver the end business objective.
    • Policies and Governance knowledge within the Group and local legislation
    If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
    Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.



    No Experience Intern – Community Supply Chain Non-profit Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

    Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
    Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
    Reports to: Principal Technical Advisor, RMNCAH
    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
    Job Summary: The Intern, Reproductive Maternal New Born Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Supply Chain is part of the UHSC RMNCAH team and will work in collaboration with the Child Health and Reproductive Health Divisions, Pharmacy Department, implementing partners and the PTA, RMNCAH to support implementation of the pilot of the standardized national community supply chain tools and procedures. He/She will work closely with the district health teams, health facility staff and community health workers as well as implementing partners to build capacity at all levels to implement the standardized tools and procedures. He/She will also be required to travel frequently to the implementing districts to monitor implementation.
     Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Maintain a record of the VHTs, health facility staff and district personnel trained to support implementation of the standardized tools, processes and procedures, including refresher trainings done during the routine health facility visits
    • Inform overall monitoring of the pilot by maintaining a record of the performance of the community program logistics system against the selected indicators
    • Regularly follow up with the participating health facilities, parish coordinators and VHTs to ensure smooth implementation of the interventions
    • Build capacity of the health facility and parish coordinators to supervise the logistics systems at community level in accordance with the guidelines
    • Participate in periodic support supervision at health facility and community level as may be required, and maintain a database of participants, supervision outcomes and recommendations
    • Participate in data collection for baseline and endline assessment as well as routine monitoring of the implementation of the pilot in line with the design
    • With guidance from the STO, prepare assigned district and facility periodic reports as required by the UHSC program and Pharmacy Department
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time as need arises.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Intern – Community Supply Chain job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. Professional qualifications in RMNCH, logistics and supply management or public health is an added advantage
    • Demonstrated analytical skills with computerized packages including Microsoft office packages such as MS Excel
    • Previous experience with health facility level logistics management and existing community health programs involving VHTs is an added advantage
    • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
    • Demonstrated strong communication and reporting skills
    • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.


    8 Fresher Electrical Technician Job Opportunities – SolarNow

    Duty Station: Arua, Masindi, Rukungiri, Lyantonde, Ibanda, Kyotera, Kagadi, BweyaleUganda
    SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 46 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 600 people.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    ·         Site Survey: execute site surveys within 7 days on request of staff, adhering to policies.
    ·         Quotation: develop quotation within 7 days on request of staff.
    ·         Installation: support installation within 7 days on request of staff. Do LSHS Service cases!
    ·         Service Action: plan, travel and tackle service cases (phone and visit) within 7 days in your region.  Make on the spot swaps if possible; repair; or bring to workshop.
    ·         Prevention: in the neigbourhood of service cases, make random spot prevention visits.
    Repair: fix incoming products and handle them accordingly (dispose, send back, second hand, etc) within 7 days of arrival.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The ideal candidate for the SolarNow Electrical Technician should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
    • One year of experience in the technical field
    • Good communication skills 
    • Excellent reporting skills
    • Good decision making skills 
    • Good problem solving skills 
    • Excellent computer skills especially Excel, Word and Power Point.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their motivation letters and updated CVs to recruitmentug@solarnow.eu


    Fresher Storekeeper Job Opportunities – Carlcare Service Limited

    Organisation: Carlcare Service Limited
    Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
    Carlcare Service Limited was established in Hong Kong in 2009 with an aim to provide professional service support to mobile phones and other electronic consumer products, and over the years has become a leading service brand for consumer electronics in South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. Currently, Carlcare is providing full service support for TECNO, Infinix and Itel, three worldwide famous mobile phone brands.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Correct balancing of stock and timely stock taking
    • Recording of materials received from warehouse
    • Accurate and timely report writing & Spare parts application
    • The Storekeeper will also ensure proper storage of equipment and material in storage and ensure that any damages are reported on time

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The applicant for the Carlcare Service Limited Storekeeper job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement related course from a reputable University
    • Two years of experience in a similar role.
    • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should deliver their applications including an updated CV, cover letter, and copies of academic qualifications to the address below:
    Carlcare Service Limited,
    Prism Building (Next to E-Tower), Kampala Road
    6th Floor, Plot 71/73, Kampala
    Or: send an email to hr.ug@transsion.com (please clearly indicate job applied for in subject of Email)
    Deadline: 20th June 2018 by 5:00 PM



    Earn over 70,000 US Dollars as the UN’s Project Officer (Tobacco Economics) – World Health Organisation (WHO)

    Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
    Monthly Salary: USD 71,332
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
    About Bill & Melinda Gates Grant:
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to implement sustainable tobacco control capacity building, and to work with Member States in the Region to promote tobacco-control oriented policy change.
    Job Summary: The Project Officer will provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective tobacco control interventions and comprehensive implementation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:
    ·         Build capacity on various areas of economics of tobacco and taxation to government officials, academia, civil society and WHO country office staff in selected countries (especially in Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Togo) in the Region
    ·         Offer technical assistance on tobacco economics and taxation issues to government officials including Ministry of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health officials from selected countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organizations including the ECOWAS, UEMOA, EAC and the CRES
    ·         Conduct high level engagement with Ministers of Finance, Senior Finance and Tax experts at country level to secure support and adoption of tax policy proposals and proposals for sustainable funding for tobacco control and non-communicable diseases
    ·         Organize and facilitate multi-country meetings and workshops for experience sharing on issues of tobacco taxation and sustainable funding for tobacco control and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)
    ·         Develop tools for monitoring of progress in the implementation of tax policies in the regions and for monitoring of illicit trade in tobacco products
    ·         Provide technical expertise in the prevention of illicit trade in tobacco products Advocate and promote partnership to strengthen South-to-South cooperation in the area of tobacco taxation including health and economic cost studies. This will include working with the Tobacco Control Economics team at the WHO HQ in Geneva.
    ·         Provide technical expertise in the process of engagement with Ministries of Finance.
    ·         Provide regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and activities.
    ·         Perform any other related duties, as required

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    ·         The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO Project Officer (Tobacco Economics) job should hold an advanced University Degree in economics or public finance.
    ·         Training in tobacco control would be an asset.
    ·         Seven years of experience teaching or working in the area of economics of tobacco.
    ·         Previous experience in tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working on tax policies in government or academia
    ·         Prior experience in advocacy for tax change and sustainable financing for tobacco control and NCDs.
    ·         Desirable: Experience in working in countries in Africa is an asset
    ·         Previous experience in teaching or working in the area of health economics and tobacco control.
    ·         Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team;
    ·         Ability to motivate, guide and develop capacities at national level
    ·         Ability to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control messages
    ·         Ability to engage with high level government bureaucrats and secure high level commitments for tobacco control.
    ·         Ability to interact and engage at high political and policy level at global, regional and national level
    ·         Language Skills:  Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
    • Teamwork
    • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    • Communication
    • Producing results
    • Promoting innovation and organizational learning
    All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
    NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.


    Head of Sports Job Placement – Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)

    Organization: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)
    Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
    Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was founded as a result of the “Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004”, which merged the operations of Uganda Television (UTV) and Radio Uganda. It started broadcasting on November 16, 2005.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Head of Sports job placement must hold a Degree in Mass communication, Journalism or any other related field.
    • Five years’ experience in the same field.
    • Proven track record in Sports presentation.
    If you believe you have the above skills and experience and desire to join the UBC in the aforementioned capacity, please apply by sending a detailed C.V, copies of certified testimonials addressed to: Managing Director, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast House, Plot 17-19 Nile Avenue, P.O. Box 2038, Kampala. Uganda.
    NB:Please clearly indicate position title on the envelope. The applications should be delivered to the Recruitment Secretariat at the UBC Administration Block.



    Estates Engineer Jobs – Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)

    Organization: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)
    Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
    Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was founded as a result of the “Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004”, which merged the operations of Uganda Television (UTV) and Radio Uganda. It started broadcasting on November 16, 2005.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
    • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Estates Engineer job placement must hold a Degree in Civil, Telecommunication, Electrical, Mechanical and any other related qualification.
    • Five years’ experience in the field.
    • Being registered with the Institute of Professional Engineers will be added advantage.
    If you believe you have the above skills and experience and desire to join the UBC in the aforementioned capacity, please apply by sending a detailed C.V, copies of certified testimonials addressed to: Managing Director, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast House, Plot 17-19 Nile Avenue, P.O. Box 2038, Kampala. Uganda.
    NB:Please clearly indicate position title on the envelope. The applications should be delivered to the Recruitment Secretariat at the UBC Administration Block.