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Latek Stay Alliance Uganda

Communication And Administration Officer

Kampala, Uganda

Manager Communications, Public Relations & Advocacy

Closing: Mar 4, 2024

9 days remaining

Published: Feb 22, 2024 (2 days ago)

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The Manager of Communications, Public Relations, and Advocacy will be responsible for leading the development and execution of communication strategies, managing public relations activities, and promoting advocacy efforts to raise awareness and support for BRAC Uganda's programs and initiatives. This role will play a crucial part in strengthening the organization's visibility and brand, building relationships, and mobilizing key stakeholders to rally behind wide ranging social and economic issues through targeted advocacy campaigns.


Requirements

• Successful candidate should have a Bachelors’ degree in International Relations, Development Communication, Journalism, Community Development, or a relevant field. Masters’ degree in a related field will be a plus,

• At least 6-8 years of experience in communications and advocacy with a minimum of 3 years in a senior level position, Experience managing advocacy and communications initiatives and driving cross-functional alignment on shared outcomes, Development communication and campaign experience in different sectors such as education, health, youth empowerment, livelihoods, gender, and general poverty alleviation programs.

Effective Communication, Interpersonal and Relationship Building skills, Emotional intelligence, Strong Organizational Skills ,Team Leadership and Management.


Responsibilities
The Manager of Communications, Public Relations, and Advocacy will be responsible for leading the development and execution of communication strategies, managing public relations activities, and promoting advocacy efforts to raise awareness and support for BRAC Uganda's programs and initiatives. This role will play a crucial part in strengthening the organization's visibility and brand, building relationships, and mobilizing key stakeholders to rally behind wide ranging social and economic issues through targeted advocacy campaigns.


Requirements

• Successful candidate should have a Bachelors’ degree in International Relations, Development Communication, Journalism, Community Development, or a relevant field. Masters’ degree in a related field will be a plus,

• At least 6-8 years of experience in communications and advocacy with a minimum of 3 years in a senior level position, Experience managing advocacy and communications initiatives and driving cross-functional alignment on shared outcomes, Development communication and campaign experience in different sectors such as education, health, youth empowerment, livelihoods, gender, and general poverty alleviation programs.

Effective Communication, Interpersonal and Relationship Building skills, Emotional intelligence, Strong Organizational Skills ,Team Leadership and Management.


Communications

• Lead the development and implementation of a multi-channel communication strategy and plan aligned with BRAC Uganda's mission, vision, and objectives and socialize it among relevant staff.

• Drive awareness and engagement through effective communication strategies and channels.

• Work closely with the programme, MEAL, and resource mobilization teams, lead the design, production and dissemination of communication and advocacy materials such as brochures, fact sheets, info graphics, audio-visuals etc. for maximum impact.

• Lead and support the programme teams to identify and document significant change stories, including case studies, photos, videos etc. that communicate the impact of BRAC’s work to key audiences.

Advocacy

• Develop and implement an advocacy and influencing agenda aligned with BRAC Uganda's mission, vision, and objectives. This include identifying key advocacy issues, setting advocacy goals, and creating advocacy action plans to achieve desired advocacy changes.

• Create a benchmark tool to set goals for measuring strategic achievements and outcomes as per advocacy strategy plan.

• In collaboration with the Country Management Team (CMT), develop concise and effective guidelines and protocols for national and grassroots advocacy efforts.

• Advocate for BRAC Uganda's priorities, ensuring that they become central themes in the sustainable development agenda, sexual reproductive health and rights, youth empowerment, mental health and nutrition, humanitarian response, resilience and livelihoods, and other key developments in the industry.

Media and Public Relations:

• Conceive media strategies and plan/implement those strategies to enhance the positioning of BRAC Country with the media, ministries, partners organizations and donors.

• Cultivate relationships with journalists, editors, and influencers to profile BRACs work and help in advancing BRAC advocacy agenda at policy and practice levels.

• Develop and implement a social media plan that effectively communicates the impact of the work of BRAC Uganda that connects with the Ugandan public and beyond.

• Regularly monitor the Country-specific web page and sections to identify information that needs to be updated and follow through with the BRAC International Communications team to keep the website up to date.

Monitoring and Evaluation

• Develop and implement metrics to assess the effectiveness and impact of communication and advocacy initiatives.

• Share success stories and learning related to the communications and advocacy initiatives spearheaded by the country office with BRAC International and communities of practice.

• Use data-driven insights to refine strategies and tactics.

• Ensure timely and quality reporting of the communications and advocacy activities.

Internal Coordination and Collaboration

• Promote and maintain close working with all relevant departments within BRAC Uganda and the wider BRAC International communications team to optimize synergies and foster strong internal collaboration.

• Maintaining communication with senior management on progress and challenges, creating solutions to problems before they arise.

• Proactively collaborate with the communications team across the organization to ensure advancement of BRAC’s work and influence more partnerships through strategic communications.

• Represent BRAC Uganda in international and national conferences and meetings related to advocacy and communications.

Team leadership

• Provide leadership and guidance to the Communications and Advocacy team to enhance their individual and team motivation, creativity, and productivity.

• Lead performance management processes for the team

• Serve as a resource to the Communications and Advocacy colleagues, through strategic leadership, mentorship, and expert guidance in their roles.

Financial Management

• Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of Communications and Advocacy activities in line with BRAC policies and guidelines.

• Submit timely monthly cash projections for activity implementation as per implementation work plan.

• Coordinate constantly with the Finance team to ensure communications and advocacy activities are delivered to budget and submission of accurate and timely accountability.

Safeguarding

• Uphold the BRAC vision, mission, core values and policies including an effective safeguarding policy.

• In liaison with the CMT (Country management Team) support development, dissemination and embedding of safeguarding strategy, language, and procedures in all communication products across all projects and programs.

• Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels by implementing BRAC safeguarding policies. Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported, and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.

• Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do so.


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