Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Action Against Hunger-USA has over $70 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Purpose:

Develop and co-ordinate the organization’s overall communications strategy which supports Action Against Hunger mission, enables growth, and enhances presence and influence; and control the flow of information within and/or between the organization and the public.

KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate with the Advocacy Coordinator to develop and implement a Country Communications Strategy and Work Plan.
  • Provide close and regular coordination with program teams and technical staff to identify opportunities to provide support or leverage ongoing activities.
  • Liaise with Regional and Global Communications team to provide content for campaigns, fundraising, advocacy and public outreach.
  • Maintain and grow social media and online presence, ensuring regular content sharing and alignment with global communication priorities and messaging.
  • Monitor and report on social media activity, online media and identify opportunities for digital alliances.
  • Liaise with Regional and Global Communications team to provide content for campaigns, fundraising, advocacy and public outreach.
  • Build and maintain relationships with media outlets, influencers, technical service providers and peer organisations
  • Develop a brand voice and maintain brand integrity and quality control across all platforms and ensure all staff understand and adhere to organizational visibility and branding guidelines.
  • Lead and provide support to staff, to generate communications content for project reports, interest stories, presentations or events.
  • Build capacity of staff to produce high quality communications materials, presentations, fact Sheets, policy briefs, documentation of case studies and success stories.
  • Manage library of communications materials (photos andvideo banks , stories, reports.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or other related discipline is preferred. A Master’s/postgraduate qualification is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in public relations, writing, editing and producing written communications for targeted audiences.
  • Proven work experience heading Communications in a reputable organisation preferably in a humanitarian/development setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies.
  • Understand and familiar principles and software of copywriting, graphic design, layout and publishing.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing.
  • Knowledge of digital best practices, internet culture and language.
  • Creative and able to communicate with different audiences.

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to Apply

To apply click on the link below:

Communications Coordinator – Ugandan National – Action Against Hunger (workable.com)