Oxfam

  • Uganda

Working together to end poverty and suffering

Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 90 countries. We work together with partners and local communities to overcome poverty and suffering. We strive for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone's rights to a livelihood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities - regardless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability.

Oxfam Kampala, Uganda
20/07/2019
Fixed Term Appointment
Team Purpose We are looking for a Communications Assistant to provide input to the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies as well as provide administrative support to the media and communications coordinator. Editing and writing program materials will be an important part of your job. In this role, you should be an excellent communicator with strong attention to detail. Administrative and social media marketing experience is key. Ultimately, your goal will be to help ensure clear communication of our Organization’s message across all channels.   Job Purpose - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Work with the communications coordinator to create and manage a digital strategy Plan, coordinate, produce and distribute the monthly newsletter to key stakeholders (internal and external) Manage and update social media platforms with a clear social media content plan and compelling digital products Coordinate with program teams to provide content for the website and other platforms Monitor, gather press clippings and create press books including providing internal updates Closely work with program and project teams to gather and write human interest and news stories Provide input and advise around communications plans and messaging where appropriate. Identify and prepare program/project storylines for publications Support in the administrative and logistic part of the communications role including supporting key visits to the program, reviewing IEC materials  Liaise with printers and other suppliers to ensure production of different materials is in line with branding guidelines Manage and update words and pictures and other photo platforms Compile and share weekly updates including weekly tweets Generate and maintain a partner emailing and supporter data base Manage and ensure the resource centre is updated regularly and put to good use. Work closely with the humanitarian communications officer to ensure content including photos, stories is shared on the Oxfam platforms after clear sign off. Manage internal branding with the support of the communications coordinator including ensuring proper usage of the branded material.   Other responsibilities Support the media and communications role as required Support the Communication coordinator to implement communication activities and tools such as: Press releases, Press conferences, Press activities at events and Press requests. Act as support for the production of videos and other related IEC products Maintain effective information management systems Support in seeking ways to creatively communicate our work, enabling the exploitation of new media and online opportunities such as blogging and broadcast technologies. Support in media relations and maintaining and keeping the media lists updated. Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge Essential A Degree in Communications or a related field Proven experience as a Communications Assistant,  Communication Specialist  or similar role Understanding of the media, and digital media strategies Proficient in MS Office; familiarity with design software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign) and content management systems is a plus Experience working across teams to establish digital needs and co- designing digital products Skills in writing for different platforms Solid editorial experience Experience in sourcing, coordinating and publishing website content including experience in using SEO to improve search rankings Good understanding of the digital marketing landscape Ability to research, establish and maintain relationships with journalists/members/public officials. Fluent written and spoken English Strong attention to detail. Others Flexibility, ability to multitask, detail-orientated and positive attitude to work. Exercising initiative and meet strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise. Enthusiastic team player. A good understanding of working in agile environments Demonstrating ability to solve problems, remain focused, available and flexible. Key Behavioural Competencies (based on Oxfam’s Leadership Model) Competencies Description Influencing We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner. Relationship Building We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation. Listening We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences. Mutual Accountability We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.