The Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE) project is one of the five grand infrastructural development projects earmarked by the Government of Uganda to spur socio-economic transformation. The 95-km highway is part of the northern trade corridor from Mombasa that is expected to boost trade between Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The construction is expected to affect over 100,000 people with the bulk of the people to be affected and displaced to create right of way (ROW) coming from Kasokoso, Kinawataka informal settlements and Nakawa Market.
Cities Alliance is leading a consortium comprising of Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban development, Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Platform for Vendors Association (PLAVU) and Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) to implement an 24- months project with funding from European Union (EU). The project’s aim is to facilitate a smooth relocation of affected communities from the Right of Way (ROW) of the Kampala Jinja Expressway (KJE) in accordance with global safeguard standards as described in the Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration Plan (RLRP) for lot 1 of the Kampala – Jinja Expressway (KJE) and the Kampala Southern Bypass (KSB). The project aims to achieve this through 4 purposes, namely;
The Cities Alliance seeks to recruit a Communication Senior Officer to work with the CA Secretariat and the Uganda Country Programme team and partners to oversee effective project implemenation. The Communication Officer will be responsible for the effective communication of project activities, and promote positive publicity for its results, achievements and outcomes. He/she will be a member of the project management team reporting to the Project Manager.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Communications Senior Officer will be responsible for efficient and effective management of communication activities. He/she will play a lead role in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of communication activities, while ensuring full compliance with the donor’s visibility requirements and guidelines, with objective to raise awareness of target audiences about activities, results and impact of the project.
The Communications Officer will undertake the following activities/responsibilities:
Minimum Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations or a related field is required; a relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage;
Fluency in English is required.
|Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
|Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.|
|Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).|
|Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.|
|Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.|
|Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.|
|Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.|
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