Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) is a non-governmental organization that provides Development Communication services aimed at influencing positive behaviors for the social development of men, women and children. CDFU with support from UN Women, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, and the Government of Sweden is implementing a 4-year Multi-Media- Multi- Channel project called Make Happiness Not Violence as part of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Programme, and EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to end Violence Against Women and Girls. The campaign aims to promote favorable social norms, attitudes and behaviors at community and individual levels to prevent violence and improve SRHR in Uganda. The campaign is implemented in 22 districts in subregions of Karamoja, Teso, Acholi, West Nile, Western and Kampala.

CDFU seeks to recruit a qualified, competent and highly motivated Ugandan to fill-in the position below:

PositionMedia and Communications Officer

Reports to: Project Coordinator, Make Happiness Not Violence

Commitment: Full time

Location/ Duty station: Kampala CDFU office

Qualifications, skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Media and Communications officer position should hold a Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, ICT or equivalent. Display in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and how each platform can be utilized in different scenario. Proven ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and digital format. Good team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary; content development, creation and editing; and online reputation management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and excellent interpersonal communication skills and positive attitude. Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience in writing feature articles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage presence on online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar sites, and posting relevant blogs and podcasts;
  • Manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities, including online advocacy, writing editorial, outreach efforts, promotions, etc.
  • Keep up-to-date on communications and digital industry standards and trends;
  • Generate, monitor, gather, and interpret analytics, conduct preliminary analysis and reports on the effectiveness and influence of CDFU’s social media communications tools for reaching and engaging target audiences and on key performance indicators;
  • Monitor, review, and analyze comments and conversations on CDFU’s social media sites and also on external social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. to identify insights, emerging trends, risks and impact on CDFU, looking for opportunities for engagement; liaise and consult with colleagues for appropriate actions;
  • Work closely with M&E, and Hotline teams to coordinate research and innovation around the use of Hotline to generate feedback from the community and analysis of data generated to inform program implementation;
  • Assist in the design and effective implementation of the CDFU media strategy and action plan;
  • Effectively liaise/network with a group of core media personnel and journalists with the objective of developing and encouraging partnerships between CDFU and the media for media and advocacy support;
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all program activities and functions;
  • Support in the design, management, maintenance and continuous development of the CDFU website, intranet and information database in conjunction with the Website Manager;
  • Assist in the development of media communication products and press materials for awareness-raising, talking points for radio/TV talk shows, draft media/press briefings and releases;
  • Lead the synthesis of stories, newsletters, e-news, videos and social media updates before major events with the right media partners, ensuring documents are uploaded on the website and social media platforms in a timely manner;
  • Develop, lead, and manage storytelling strategy and implementation to capture Make Happiness Not Violence campaign impact;
  • Develop recommendations on how to respond to complex and sensitive social media inquiries and issues and review them with the Project Coordinator/Management;
  • Support program partners in media and communications related capacity building.

Application Process: Apply with the following: CV, copies of academic certificates, contact information for 3 professional references and daytime telephone contact addressed to:

The Human Resource Specialist

Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU)

P. O. Box 8734, Plot 2142 Kanakulya Road,

Kyebando Kampala.

Applications should be hand delivered at the above address or sent to email: (PDF format maximum 6 pages) not later than Thursday April 14, 2022, 2.00pm.

CDFU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and women are encouraged to apply

While we thank all applicants for showing interest; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.