Job for Communications Volunteer at International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job for Communications Volunteer at International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:          Communications Volunteer

Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Communications Specialist

About US:

The International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a whole.

Job Summary: The Communications Volunteer will support the Communications Specialist to craft and publish the messages that will change the public’s perception of GBV and prompt the public justice system to protect people from it.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Message Development

  • Organize and maintain the communications archive.
  • Handle photography, videography and content development.
  • Coordinate advocacy events.
  • Support the Communications specialist with administrative responsibilities.
  • Support the Communications Specialist to coordinate the IJM Kampala’s overall mass media and communications strategy.
  • Adapt messaging for radio, newspaper and other forms of media publication in liaison with supervisor.
  • Draft, design, translate and edit printed materials for training, education, and awareness raising.
  • Translate and contextualize messaging for audiences of various educational levels.

Support

  • Provide miscellaneous graphic and written resources to members of the IJM team.
  • Cooperate with members of the Casework team in developing stories about IJM cases.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for International Justice Mission (IJM) Communications Volunteer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication, Human Rights or related field.
  • At least one year of experience in media relations or related field.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with excellent writing and speaking in both.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) or similar program
  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed.
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values.
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication.
  • Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude.
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver.
  • Attention to detail, organized and disciplined with priorities.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • This position requires a commitment to, understanding of and compliance with IJM’s Mission, core values, and all IJM-related policies.

How to Apply:

All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to: ugandarecruiting@ijm.org

OR by mail:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA

By Hand:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources

Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda

Kampala, Uganda

NB: A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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