Job Summary

This position is responsible for donor communication and marketing efforts and is located in Jinja, Uganda.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Department: Development Reports to: Uganda Operations Director and US Development

Staff Hours: Full Time


To perform this job successfully the individual must be able to perform each of the requirements listed below which are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The following duties and responsibilities are those considered to be essential but do not represent all job functions that may be required for this position:

• Production of marketing and communications materials (60%)

• Developing and rolling out marketing and communications strategy (25%)

• Fundraising and donor management support (10%)

• Other (5%)

Production of marketing and communications materials (60%)

• Working closely with the Mentorship Supervisor Lead in the compilation of Annual Students Progress Reports – Annual photos of sponsored students and editing of Mentors reports to merge into Publisher and send to U.S. for printing and distribution.

• Photos/Video - take photos and videos as needed for U.S. marketing and fundraising opportunities.

• Communicate with sponsors about something special regarding their child, e.g. send sponsors photos and activities that the student is involved in such as Camp AllStar, Career Guidance

• Update Facebook and Instagram 3 times per week, Twitter 1 – 2 times per week.

• Monthly Production of high quality case studies and blogs demonstrating the impact of the CoG work on children and their communities

• write articles for newsletter three times per year. Send to U.S. for distribution.

• Managing and updating the organizational photo and video library/ archive with high quality photos and videos.

Developing and rolling out marketing and communications strategies (25%) Working closely with the US Development staff;

• Developing communications strategy and targets to track CoGs visibility including website and social media engagements.

• Sharing CoGs work and impact in creative ways with our sponsors and supporters.

• Managing our brand, ensuring it is understood and used effectively by staff and general public to help achieve our goals and mission.

• Defining staff responsibilities for marketing and communications activities and supporting them to deliver high quality in a timely manner.

Fundraising and donor/sponsor management support (10%)

• Supporting fundraising activities such as proposal writing and putting together resources for fundraising events.

• Supporting donor management activities such as documenting mission teams’ activities, events planning and organization in Uganda.

• Joint planning with the Director of Operations to ensure coordination of field based communications activities. Other responsibilities (5%)

• Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends and public holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken in consultation with the Director of Operations.


Education/Years Experience

• Preferred: Bachelors degree in PR/Communications, Journalism, or related field.

• At least 3 -year experience in relevant field (marketing and communications, fundraising, advertising, public relations, development, NGOs)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Commitment to understanding and supporting the mission of Children of Grace

• Compassion and appreciation for orphan issues

• Attention to detail and strong project skills

• Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision

• Ability to be a team player

• Professional attitude and appearance

• Basic design/layout experience (Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop etc.)

• Experience of producing publicity materials for external audiences such as donors, supporters, customers or the general public.

• Excellent writing, editing, designing and photography skills

• Ability to read, synthesis information to produce clear, well written summaries

• Experience in video editing and design - ideally with experience in Adobe

• software

• A good understanding of marketing, communications and branding, and of donor or client management

• Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills

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