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Country: Uganda
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 25 Mar 2022

Communications and Media Manager

Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a Communications & Media Manager to provide leadership in both design and execution of Save the Children's external and internal communications strategy in Uganda. This role works alongside Director of ACCM and the Advocacy & Campaigns Manager positions to deliver our public engagement and influencing work to achieve outcomes for children across all our priority thematic areas. In addition, they support the broader functions of communications across Save the Children's Uganda programmes, coordinating and delivering support for programmes, including case study selection and branding, as well as working with stakeholders across the country office to deliver effective internal communications.

Reporting directly to the ACCM Director, the post holder is accountable for delivery of the communications elements of the departmental strategy including media management, the production of communications products, and leading our digital strategy. This includes managing two key positions with responsibility for delivering internal communications, media engagement and the production of communications content to support our advocacy, campaign and programme objectives. They will also lead communications and media management during emergencies including the collection of case studies and production of media statements, with support of sector leads, ACCM Director and the Country Director.

The Communications Manager will also lead the generation of information and stories from the field offices to the Kampala office. These stories will then be used to promote Save the Children's work within Uganda and around the globe. The post-holder will develop written, multimedia and digital assets that will positively represent the work of Save the Children.

He/she will manage Save the Children's design and content production, and ensure that our digital channels are up to date and relevant for our audiences.

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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, marketing, journalism, arts, or any related field

Skills and Experience: At least 6 years' experience in advertising, communications, media management, event management, marketing, public relations, or any related field.

Communication and Technical Skills

  • Experience developing creative content to support campaigns and advocacy.
  • Experience developing communications materials for cause related issues.
  • Experience in film/photography story production.
  • Experience managing media and public relations issues.
  • Experience writing for both creative storytelling and media releases
  • Experience developing content strategies for social media.
  • Excellent English writing skills, with experience in Uganda's local languages a bonus.
  • Ability to speak confidently in front of the media, donors and senior staff
  • Ability to deliver key messages to the media
  • Good eye for page layouts and graphic design
  • Excellent experience developing and implementing social media strategies.
  • Good understanding of the key components in brand management
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements

Management:

  • Ability to manage small teams and work across a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment, which encourages team working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.

General:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Ability to travel on regular basis.

The Organization

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 March 25, 2022 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=YS50YW1iYS4wNjU0OS4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW5hby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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