Raising Voices

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Raising Voices is looking for a creative and experienced individual to join our team and take on the position of Technical Manager - Communications.

Purpose

The Technical Manager for communications will provide strategic direction and works with all teams to ensure dynamic, accessible, and inspiring external engagement and communications with a wide range of stakeholders through Raising Voices’ various communication channels including websites, social media, publications and other multimedia platforms and activities.

Role Description

This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

The Technical Manager will:

  • Lead the development of the Raising Voices communication strategy and workplan.
  • Ensure violence prevention discussions are vibrant and visible using various social media platforms through direct content sharing, engaging and amplifying contents of likeminded individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Support the development and dissemination of various creative and multimedia products including video, radio, posters, etc;
  • Develop creative and popular communications (campaigns, videos, publications, events, etc) highlighting the voices of women and children impacted by Raising Voices programming.
  • Develop materials from concept through to editing, proofing, design and printing, ensuring quality throughout.

Refer to the Job Description for more details

Reporting

Reports to the Executive Director

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Communication, Journalism, Public relations, Marketing or the equivalent. A masters/post graduate qualification is an added advantage.

Experience

  • At least five to seven years relevant NGO experience in communications including, writing, editing and producing creative written communications for targeted audiences;
  • Proven creative work experience in a communications role in a social justice organization; Strong experience managing multiple social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, FB, TikTok, etc), including best practice, and social media management systems and tools;
  • Advanced technical skills in creative communication, public engagement and media relations;
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and digital environment best practices, internet culture and language.

Essential Knowledge

  • Knowledge of communication and media industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with communications technologies.
  • Commitment to, and ability to articulate human rights issues, violence against women and violence against children experience, a plus.
  • Familiarity with the global women and children’s rights movements, an added advantage.

Essential Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, cross cultural and communication (written and oral) skills;
  • Excellent ability to synthesize, understand and communicate complex issues effectively;
  • Attention to detail, visual intelligence and an eye for beauty.
  • Ability to identify and understand different audiences, utilize and adapt appropriate communication channels and content;
  • Creative design thinking, graphic designing and working with other design tools/software;
  • Committed to contributing to and operating within a feminist organizational culture;
  • Personal integrity and transparency, serving as a role model for others;
  • Maintains high standards of quality programming;
  • Keen appreciation of quality and standards, displaying mature, professional demeanor and with ability to take responsibility for delivering results;
  • Organized, proactive problem solver;
  • Exhibits high levels of professionalism – good time management skills, takes initiative, meets deadlines, is honest and cooperative; and
  • Contributes to positive organizational culture; embodies the core values of Raising Voices.

Remuneration

Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete applications to jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line “Technical Manager-Communications”.


The deadline for receiving applications is 1700hrs, Friday, 16th December 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, not later than Monday, 16th
January 2023.

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