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Fresher Communication Assistant Job Opportunities – Oxfam

 

Job Title:   Communication Assistant (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Oxfam

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Media and Communications Coordinator

 

About US:

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

 

Job Summary:  The Communications Assistant will provide communications program support and communications administrative support in line with media and communications.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Compile and share a visually compelling monthly newsletter
  • Ensure timely update of the global shared digital assets like inuru
  • Work with programme/project teams to manage a dissemination plan for printed materials including reports
  • Provide support to external events with branding, photography and story gathering.
  • Support the development of communications products and materials including IEC materials, publications, etc.
  • Support the implementation of communication activities and tools such as: Press releases, Press conferences, Press activities at events and Press requests.
  • Support in field monitoring and documentation visists
  • Support in rolling out digital campaigns and the implementation of digital strategies including online engagement strategies
  • Produce compelling materials for online and social media use and improve Oxfam’s engagement with wider online audiences through effective management and monitoring of Oxfam’s social media channels.
  • Develop and maintain a supporter database which will also be translated into communication mailing lists for the newsletter
  • Writing and reviewing stories
  • Support in maintaining and keeping the media lists and databases updated.
  • Make timely uploads to the website
  • Organise digital storage platforms ensuring proper storage of consent forms, photo captioning and project descriptions
  • Work closely with the logistics and procurement teams to follow through with vendors including liaising with printers and other suppliers to ensure timely and quality production of different communications materials and checking samples for consistency
  • Support in creating understanding and adherence to Oxfam communications and branding guidelines by staff, partners, and service providers
  • Suppport the roll out and implementation of the communications strategy

Other

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism and Media, Public Relations, Digital Media and Strategic Communications or any other related field.
  • One year of proven experience as a Communications Assistant, or similar role
  • Experience working closely with the media
  • Strong brand management experience
  • Experience working across teams to establish digital needs and co- designing digital products
  • Experience in sourcing, coordinating and publishing website content
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

 

Desirable

  • Good verbal and written communication skills with knowledge of both internal and external communications environments.
  • Ability to research, establish and maintain relationships with journalists/members/public officials.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to staying abreast of communications and storytelling trends within the nonprofit
  • industry and applying best practices and new ideas to our communications work
  • Good understanding of print and production processes etc
  • Ability to travel to Oxfam’s program locations to gather stories,
  • Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn and take on new tasks.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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