Job Title: Information and Communications Officer
Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders’ Initiative for Community Action on HIV/ AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL) is a network of local authorities, mayors and municipal leaders committed to supporting sustainable solutions to the HIV and AIDS epidemic at the local level.
Launched way back in 1998 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the Alliance was founded in response to the need to address high HIV prevalence in urban areas in Africa and the need to build capacity and coordinate HIV and AIDS responses at the local level.
The overall goal of the Alliance is to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and to mitigate the social and economic impact of the epidemic on local communities in Africa. The Alliance is coordinated by the Secretariat in Windhoek, Namibia and is currently operating in 13 countries; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
About AMICAALL Uganda Chapter:
The Uganda Chapter was launched in November 2000 with the support of UNDP, UNAIDS and Uganda AIDS Commission. The chapter is a registered NGO, currently comprised of nearly all Urban Authorities (City, Municipalities and Town Councils in Uganda). AMICAALL Uganda Programme mainly focuses on urban and peri-urban areas of the country and it is the only nationally registered NGO that primarily focuses on urban communities and because of its uniqueness, AMICAALL is now recognized as a coordinating agency for HIV and AIDS responses in urban areas throughout the country.
Job Summary: The Information and Communications Officer will strengthen the information and Communications function of AMICAALL Uganda programmes in order to improve the visibility of the organization. He will also strengthen documentation and effectively monitoring and reporting on qualitative results of AMICAALL Programme interventions. The jobholder is expected to support AMICAALL to adopt and effectively utilize Information and Communication Technologies for strategic positioning and competitive advantage at the national and global levels for furtherance of its mission and objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work in consultation with the M&E Officers and team to strengthen documentation and communication of qualitative results in form of good practices and lessons learned to targeted partners and the general public for purpose of enhancing the visibility of AMICAALL programmes.
- Significantly contribute towards production of reports, press releases, newsletters, brochures, news articles and any publications
- Ensure effective information gathering, documentation and communication on matters relating to AMICAALL Uganda
- Develop and regularly update AMICAALL Uganda communication tools, systems and mechanisms including the web-site, social media platforms and publications to ensure improved visibility of AMICAALL Uganda.
- Identify communication needs within AMICAALL and design necessary communication activities to address the needs. The Information and communications Officer shall have innovative ideas to rollout the communication plans of AMICAALL Uganda
- S/he will work with the capacity building department to organize capacity building sessions in communication skills
- S/he will steer the development of advocacy and communication materials as required for AMICALL programmes
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The Information Officer should hold a relevant degree in Mass Communication, Social Sciences, Development Studies, from a recognized University and any relevant degree in this field is a requirement.
- Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in M& E or communication field is an added advantage.
- A minimum of five (5) years working experience in designing, developing and implementing projects with a national level NGO involved in HIV/AIDS work
- Hands-on experience performing, communications (online and print), records keeping and management and other office support duties requiring the use of independent judgment.
- Additional training in HIV/AIDS related work, especially in BCC approaches
- Past experience with local governments and National NGO will be an added advantage.
How to apply for the job:
If interested in the aforementioned job opportunity, please apply in confidence to the Country Director giving contact details of three professional referees by sending an application, resume in hard copy to;
The Country Director, AMICAALL-Uganda
Plot 5 Martyr’s Road, Ntinda Ministers’ Village
P.O. Box 26323 Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256414250102; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 20th June 2014