• Kireka Hill, Kampala, Uganda
  • +256.393.261.592

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

Some of the Roles of the Advocacy & Public Relations Assistant are as follows:

  • The Advocacy & Public Relations Assistant will map key stakeholders in Acholiland and their policies
  • The Advocacy & Public Relations Assistant will also collect data using web resources, newspapers, meetings and also contribute to writing reports
  • Assist the Advocacy & Public Relations Officer in analyzing information for all advocacy campaigns and framework
  • Propose advocacy avenues/forums/platforms
  • Assist the Advocacy & Public Relations Officer in the development and/or regular updating of the Advocacy Policy, strategies and action plans for all of ADRA’s projects and programs
  • Assist in the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the advocacy policy, strategies and action plans in all of ADRA’s projects and programs
  • Assist the Advocacy & Public Relations Officer in the development of fundable project/program proposals on advocacy
  • Collect project data 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 in the project and share them with ADRA staff and other relevant partners
  • Assist in training ADRA staff in the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and how to work with advocacy issues in their program areas
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, International Development or a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in media, public relations and/or non-profit media activities and achievements
  • Good administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Networking and collaboration skills
  • Excellent program implementation and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability in Data Collection, Data Management and Analysis
  • Computer skills, especially statistical analysis
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Skills in capacity building, training, and coaching
  • Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the internet
  • Knowledge of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
  • Must be fluent in written and oral English
  • Basic familiarity with the Luo language will be an added advantage
  • Basic cultural knowledge of Acholiland, including the Districts of Agago, Pader, Kitgum, and Lamwo. Working experience with the Luo people will be an added advantage


  • ADRA Uganda is an Equal Opportunity Employer: we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization
  • ADRA Uganda staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct
  • ADRA Uganda operates and enforces policies on protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, Anti-bribery, and Anti-corruption
  • ADRA Uganda does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities

Advocacy & Public Relations Assistant (TOGETHER Project)

    Fluency in the Luo language and the dialects spoken by the Luo people will be an added advantage.
    Fluency in the Luo language and the dialects spoken by the Luo people will be an added advantage.
    Fluency in the cultural knowledge of the Luo people will be an added advantage.
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