Advocacy and Communication Officer job at Platform for Labour Action

Advocacy and Communication Officer job at Platform for Labour Action
Platform for Labour Action
Platform for Labour Action

Job Title: Advocacy and Communication Officer

Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national human rights civil society organization that was founded in 2000. PLA focuses on human rights and seeks to promote and protect the rights of the vulnerable and marginalised workers through empowerment of communities and the individual. Our target population include children in exploitative forms of work, children at risk of exploitation, informal sector workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, women and youth and workers earning below Ushs. 300,000/- per month.

Job Summary: The incumbent will carry out advocacy on behalf of PLA on contemporary issues affecting  vulnerable and marginalized workers. The Advocacy and Communication Officer will mainly coordinate, direct, control, supervises and implements all advocacy related issues and programmes of PLA in relation to national laws and policies, international labour standards and other human rights instruments.

Key Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, review for approval and implement an advocacy strategy for Platform for Labour Action in the areas of Labour and Employment.
  • Initiate and coordinate the organization’s advocacy work in relation to national laws and policies, international labour standards and other human rights instruments.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with relevant District and National government and nongovernmental actors and institutions in the area of child labour and HIV/AIDS
  • Deepen contacts as well as partnerships and links with Media, Ugandan civil society, trade unions and the private sector active in labour and employment and network in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Actively coordinate the PLA led Civil Society Organizations Coalitions, maintaining a register for members and supporters, regular communication and updates.
  • Prepare policy briefs, media postings, newspaper weekly summaries, production of newsletters.
  • Organize, attend meetings and workshops on behalf of the organization and represent the organization in meetings and follow up on activities.
  • Significantly contribute to the organizational resource mobilization through participation in proposal writing, conceptualization of the projects
  • Compile and prepare monthly and weekly work plans, implement planned activities, prepare activity, monthly as well as project progress reports.
  • Maintain professional credibility by keeping in touch with new developments in own field.
  • Promote, market and disseminate advocacy related issues and programmes.
  • Actively coordinate the development of advocacy related IEC materials and ensure that they are disseminated
  • Responsible for designing IEC messages and presenting them to the Management for approval and development.
  • Initiate and participate in proposal writing, prepare monthly and weekly work plans.
  • Implement planned activities, prepare activity, monthly as well as project progress reports.
  • Maintain professional credibility by keeping in touch with new developments in own field.
  • Supervise volunteers providing them with consultations, direction and job review on a regular basis.
  • Take part in action oriented research for the organisation to inform advocacy agenda.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned to you from time to time by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Advocacy and Communication Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development, Law, Human Rights, Mass Communication and Relevant Fields
  • Possess the ability to understand labour and Employment issues of vulnerable and marginalized groups.
  • Past exposure and experience of writing and communicating Development issues.
  • Proven ability to quickly respond to emergency issues in timely manner.
  • Excellent analytical, creativity and innovation skills.
  • Ability to adopt to PLA’s values of professionalism, commitment to work, transparency and accountability, team work, respect for Human Rights and zero tolerance of corruption.
  • Public relation skills
  • Good advocacy and lobbying skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong team work skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Keen interest in and knowledge of labour related issues.

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their applications in writing, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to   info@pla-uganda.org or adminvol2@pla-uganda.org via E-mail;

The handwritten applications can be delivered to Plot 68 Kanjokya Street, Kamwokya   P.O Box 9714, Kampala – Uganda

Deadline: 13th October, 2014

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