• Kireka Hill, Kampala, Uganda
  • +256.393.261.592

Position: Full Time (12 months—renewable based on KPIs)

Location: Kireka Hill, Country Office (with regular travels to the field)

Application Deadline: 21 October 2019

Job Summary: The Advocacy & Public Relations Officer is responsible for strengthening the institutional capacity of ADRA in advocacy, public relations and for planning, implementation and coordination of the advocacy & public relations outputs in all ADRA programs and projects. Specifically, s/he shall ensure that the following advocacy & public relations outputs are fulfilled:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and/or regular updating of the Advocacy Policy, strategies and action plans for all ADRA’s projects and programs
  • Manage and coordinate the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the advocacy policy, strategies and action plans in all of ADRA’s projects and programs
  • Develop fundable project/program proposals on advocacy and solicit for funding in collaboration with the Programs and Finance Departments of ADRA
  • Collect relevant data from the field and write advocacy articles and case stories for publication in ADRA Newsletters, Annual Reports, ADRA website, and in national/international publications
  • Identify and document lessons learned as well as best practices in advocacy within ADRA and/ or elsewhere and share them with ADRA staff and other relevant partners
  • Build and maintain strong and productive relationships with advocacy donors, partners, government agencies, civil society organizations and other development agencies
  • In collaboration with funders, undertake institutional and staff advocacy capacity assessment for ADRA; develop a capacity building plan for the organization; and supervise, monitor and evaluate its implementation
  • Train and refresh the ADRA staff in the Rights-Based Approach and how to work with advocacy issues in their program areas
  • Together with the advocacy team of ADRA, provide training and ongoing technical support in advocacy and Rights-Based Approaches to ADRA Staff, selected CBO/Gs and local leaders in areas where ADRA works
  • Identify and recommend to ADRA beneficial advocacy networks to join and prepare issues and materials for ADRA’s engagement in such networks
  • Support ADRA staff (who will be working with the CBOs) and the local leaders in making their own advocacy plans
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the different programs in their implementation of advocacy plans
  • Support the CBO/Gs, local leaders and ADRA staff in the identification, articulation, prioritization and documentation of advocacy issues (e.g. indigenous peoples’ rights, gender issues, HIV/AIDS issues e.t.c.) and support forums to enable them to be brought up to the national and/or international levels
  • Represent ADRA in various advocacy forums and events as shall be assigned by your immediate supervisor or ADRA
  • Be responsible for reporting on achievements made or challenges encountered in advocacy issues to stakeholders and donors on a biannual basis
  • Coordinate and develop a good relationship with mainstream media houses and the press
  • Perform any other duties that are incidental thereto and as may be assigned by ADRA

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor degree in Journalism, Public Relations, International Development or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in media, public relations and/or non-profit media activities and achievements
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language
  • Team player, ability to work in multi-culture and high productive group
  • Ability to work independently under pressure, tight deadlines and minimum supervision
  • Ability to convey and write stories, issues, concerns, analysis, and complex messages
  • Proven experience of using MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • The ability to confidently communicate and interact with a wide range of audiences and interlocutors
  • Treats all individuals with respect
  • He/she must be keen on details and well-organized individual

All qualified and interested candidates who are aged 60 years and below, should submit their applications online not later than 21 October 2019.

Only shortlisted apllicants will be notified for interviews.