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Country: Uganda
Organization: Food for the Hungry
Closing date: 13 Oct 2021

Position Type: Fulltime National

Staff Location: Kampala Support Office

Reports to: Business Development Manager

Contract Length: 2 years (Fixed)

Start Date: Immediate (To be hired on a rolling basis)

Position Summary

The successful Communication Officer will provide technical support to the Programs and Business Development department in designing Food for the Hungry publications and contributes to the development and improvement of the design, branding and layout of materials produced by Food for the Hungry. S/he will ensure that communications products and reports are following Food fo r the Hungry branding guidelines, provide the best possible functionality and usability to Food for Hungry partners and contribute to the overall branding process, Build Capacity of FH staff in media engagement and communication and Assist FH wide public relation s and media risk management. The position bearer supports different departments and projects across the organization by designing high-quality visual content including branding for events, information communication and education (IEC) material, flyers, magazines, newsletters, formal letters and annual reports among others. All these are done in consistency with Food for the Hungry Branding, communication and media engagement guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Key Result #1: Support FHU portfolio on documentation and visibility efforts 40% Key Result #2: Support Key Program Information Management 30%

  • Key Result #3: Media Relations Risk management and FH wide Communication 15%

  • Key Result #4- Build Capacity of FH Uganda staff on Documentation and Media engagement.15%

Education /Experience:

  • University degree in Mass Communications or Journalism, additional qualification in administrative law is an added advantage.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role with an NGO is a Must.

  • Experience in graphic design and use of graphic design software is a Must. You need to know how to use Microsoft OfficeSuite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe in Design, Adobe Photoshop at an advanced level.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently, Innovativeness and willingness to learn.

  • Experience in and adequate knowledge of photography and videography is a plus

How to apply:

NOTE: Detailed Job descriptions can be accessed through ckisakye@fh.org

Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes; a good salary commensurate to one’s role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements.

Safeguarding & Protection Clause:

FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief an d development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applica nt confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.**


It has come to our attention that several agencies or persons are claiming to be acting on Food for the Hungry’s (FH)behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel. FH does not outsource its recruitment process to any o rganization or agency which, through website postings, mass e-mail messages or otherwise claims to be doing recruitment on its behalf. FH does not solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. FH will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org not later than Wednesday 13th October, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 30th October 2021.**

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