Light for the World is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. We enable crucial eye health services and help empower people with disabilities in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Our programmes include:

  • Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all
  • Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality, inclusive education
  • Work – enhancing access for persons with disabilities to opportunities for employment and self employment

We focus on the poorest and hardest to reach because that’s where we will have the biggest impact. We create change through local people, organisations and structures because we want our impact to last.

We are in the process of expanding our team in Uganda and looking for a committed Communications and Information Officer

Based in Kampala (40hours per week)


Role profile:

Reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manager, the Communications and Information Officer will share information about Light for the World’s on‐the‐ground efforts across various programmes and partnerships with the public, partners and donors, and lead the organization’s exploration of targeted campaigns.

Key responsibilities:

Sharing information with the public about Light for the World’s ontheground efforts 50%

  • Develops deep knowledge of programmes through participation in programme meetings, field visits, partnership meetings, and active information seeking.
  • Composes, edits, and manages electronic and hard‐copy materials that capture the stories behind programming work (weekly website postings, monthly e-newsletters, quarterly organizational reports and annual reviews) for different target audiences (general public, supporters/potential supporters, partners, donors)
  • Supports data collection processes and learning agenda in programmes through use of innovative, visual and participatory methods.
  • Manages the organization’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), including engaging with the public, monitoring, posting, tracking metrics, and evaluating new tools.
  • Regular engagements with the Global Communications Team, and programme staff to discuss internal and external information to be used in organizational communications at both national and international level.
  • Serves as a resource to senior management in the development of editorials, presentations and webinars.
  • Responds to requests for information from different stakeholders, and the general public.


Leads efforts to enter data in information portal and pursue newly identified longterm goals  40%

  • Lead the sub project: “EnableMe Platform”, mainly by coordinating data collection and data entry for the Platform
  • Plans and executes targeted campaigns within the broader goal to change mindset around persons with disabilities and disability inclusion.
  • Collaborate with organizational leadership to ensure campaigns are sufficiently resourced.
  • Builds organizational capacity in communications.

Perform additional team responsibilities – 10%

  • Participate in visibility events, meetings, trainings and other programme activities regularly.
  • Any other duties as requested.


Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Development Studies, Social Work and/or any other related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in non-profit communications especially digital/social media communications.
  • Demonstrated skill in compelling written and/or visual storytelling.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to package and disseminate information in different formats for various target audiences.
  • Experience with design packages (Adobe Illustrator/InDesign, Canva) and/or photography is an added bonus.
  • Self‐starter, self‐disciplined and ability to work independently.
  • Passionate about disability inclusion and Light for the World’s mission.

*Attach samples of your written material, blogs, visual and/or social media work to your application.


What we can offer as an employer:

We are offering an outstanding opportunity to bring about change through an international development organisation with strong expertise, a growing profile and a dedicated team.

Entry date: 1st of March 2021

We are looking forward to receiving your application January 22, 2021 at the latest. Please apply using A complete CV and a letter of motivation are important parts of this. Please let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply for this position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.