Entry Level Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

Job Title:            Communications Officer

Organization: Medical Teams International (MTI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing countrywide communications strategies to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Works closely with field project teams to capture, document and report project activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement communications strategies, campaigns and other initiatives to promote the visibility of the organization
  • Visit field locations to gather data and stories to use in communication materials; share updates with HQ office as requested
  • Create visibility materials (donor branding, sign posts, brochures, newsletters, media releases, etc) according to MTI and donor branding guidelines
  • Develop operational activity plan and budget
  • Monitor budget lines related to communications in all projects
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation point for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources about MTI, its partners and stakeholders.
  • Advise Senior Management Team on communications maters and provide editorial support for staff
  • Respond to media requests in accordance to MTI policy
  • Host media and other official visitors during field visits

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Teams International (MTI) Communications Officer job must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, International Relations or similar field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of communications experience with a humanitarian agency
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media.
  • Knowledge of how to present information to different audiences
  • Excellent English communication skills; highly articulate verbally and in writing
  • Skilled in conducting interviews and managing relationships with media representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Proven writing, editing, design, videography and photography skills (Microsoft Word,
  • Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher; Adobe Photoshop).
  • Skilled at producing analytical reports and professional publications.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and Curriculum Vitae including work related references to; recruitmentug@medicalteams.org.

Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.

NB: Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for. Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 12th July 2019 by 5:00PM

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