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Country: Uganda
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 28 Aug 2020

The Communications Coordinator (U-Learn Learning Hub) will play a central role in delivering the proposed outcomes of the Learning Hub as part of the U-Learn project. The Learning Hub's (LH) objective is to facilitate uptake and learning during the Ugandan protracted refugee response and to build and communicate a strong evidence-base around what works. We are looking for a social-media savvy, dynamic and creative person with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. S/he will support the functioning of the Learning Hub through support for the curation of existing resources and support for the production of new resources such as best practice studies. S/he will lead on communications work such as the production of communication materials, support for on-line and in person events, and the managing U-Learn's social media presence. In addition, the Digital Communications Coordinator will lead on communication activities across all partners within the U-Learn consortium.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in the communications field
  • International development or humanitarian sector experience and excellent writing skills and ability to tailor products to audience.
  • Proven experience with developing communication plans, curating and collating on-line resource , producing content for social media and organizing events
  • Ability to follow projects through from start to finish and carry out administrative tasks that come with the job.
  • A creative story-teller with highly developed interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and maintain positive attitude, functions well in a dynamic and high paced environment.
  • Curiosity for innovation management concepts, innovative approaches and new technologies and ability to work well independently, as well as part of a team.

Desirable

  • Working experience with desktop publishing software such as InDesign and Publisher, experience developing Infographics
  • Knowledge of digital analytics and insights; Adobe Creative Suites, analytics for Facebook and Google etc. HTML/CSS an advantage.
  • Experience with photography and videography editing software preferred)

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 23rd August 2020 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cy5tYmVrZWthLjMyMzM0LjEyMTg1QHNhdmV0aGVja...

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