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Multimedia And Communications Officer – Playmatters

Closing: Jan 3, 2023

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Published: Dec 27, 2022 (2 months ago)

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•At least 1-2 years of relevant communication, writing skills, graphic design, illustration, and audio-visual production experience.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

•Good writing skills.

•Experience in writing press releases, communication stories and pitching/spotting stories.

•Basic proficiency using creative graphic design and video production software, including but not limited to: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Final Cut pro and/or related software for graphic design and video production to produce aesthetically pleasing and engaging materials for a wide audience.

•Basic proficiency in using DSLR cameras and other video production equipment.

•Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment with international and national colleagues and partners.

•Fluency in English is required.

•Good organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment.

•Detail-oriented and good multi-tasking abilities to meet multiple deadlines.

•Strong understanding of the Uganda Education System and humanitarian crises and contexts in eastern Africa is a plus.

•Strong team player.


Responsibilities

•At least 1-2 years of relevant communication, writing skills, graphic design, illustration, and audio-visual production experience.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

•Good writing skills.

•Experience in writing press releases, communication stories and pitching/spotting stories.

•Basic proficiency using creative graphic design and video production software, including but not limited to: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Final Cut pro and/or related software for graphic design and video production to produce aesthetically pleasing and engaging materials for a wide audience.

•Basic proficiency in using DSLR cameras and other video production equipment.

•Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment with international and national colleagues and partners.

•Fluency in English is required.

•Good organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment.

•Detail-oriented and good multi-tasking abilities to meet multiple deadlines.

•Strong understanding of the Uganda Education System and humanitarian crises and contexts in eastern Africa is a plus.

•Strong team player.


•Responsible for the overall PlayMatters-IRC Uganda multimedia and communications-related activities.

•Design promotional items like reports, PowerPoints, and other IEC materials. 

•Draft articles and success stories for external communications and the PlayMatters website. 

•Support the development and roll-out of communications, brand, and visibility concepts and materials. 

•Work closely with the consortium partners and the technical leads to identify needs and opportunities for multimedia content development and dissemination. 

•Develop scope of work and ToRs to engage and support contractors working on the PlayMatters project.

•Work closely with the different media houses and outlets at the national and community level to design and disseminate audio-visual content, community outreach activities and spot messages.

•Design and produce demand-driven multimedia solutions that support project outcomes. These include but are not limited to the design and implementation of digital solutions to support the teachers’ training, resources for behavioral change and communication, and the promotion of the PlayMatters project and its overall goals and objectives. 

•Liaise with the MEAL team to proactively monitor multimedia solutions, document, and manage collected data, and disseminate learnings to key stakeholders.

•Support the representation of PlayMaters-IRC UG in the Education in Emergency Sector Working Group meetings and contribute to the Digitalization Committee.

•Engage in need assessment to identify soft and hardware requirements and specific implementation needs. 


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