Communications Officer Job at WHRDN

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Job Title: Communications Officer
Reports to: Executive Director

The Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) is a nationwide membership organization promoting the rights of women defenders to a safe and secure work environment with a vision of having a society where fundamental human rights are upheld and respected. We exist to promote a feminist holistic approach integrating a gender perspective as a frame work for protection of WHRDs. WHRDN-U is hereby seeking to recruit competent and vibrant Ugandans to fill in the following positions.

Purpose: Responsible for planning and implementing strategic communications to increase the reach, influence, and impact of WHRDN-U’s work.

Key  Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Ensure that the lived experiences of WHRDs in their diversity are documented, captured in a powerful, engaging, and consistent way , and that their voices are implied in all critical spaces.
2. Oversee the organizational digital marketing and content creation; pursue visibility for the organization in a manner consistent with feminist values.
3. Develop and implement multi-media campaign activities.
4. in -charge of writing columns, articles, public statements, web features, audio visual material correspondence a
5. Developing material and activities for media support issuing press releases, features, conducting interviews, arranging for press conferences and engaging with journalists and editor . Regular dissemination of information to network members.
6. Manage the general email box (info email) for WHRDN-U.
7. Any other duties as may be requested by the Executive Director .

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
● The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree in any of the areas ; Development studies, Mass communication, Political Sciences or any other related fields
● At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience in related field.
● Experience in budgeting, work plans development, participating in program development and proposal writing, projects implementation, and reporting and program coordination.
● Fluent in social media and online content; internet related campaigns and advocacy
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to details
● Tech savvy and creative and a high level of flexibility
● Collaborative and able to work dynamically and diligently without direct supervision
● Result oriented, interesting in learning and recommending new approaches or tech solutions

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their application, and CV via email on to Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) not later than 26 th April 2021 at 5:00pm, addressed to the Executive Director . Please specify the position in the subject line of your email. For more information , please visit

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