Communications associate

Global Health Corps (GHC)

Job Summary

Write concise and compelling content showcasing the organization’s work including developing and disseminating a quarterly newsletter

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

Job Description

ORGANIZATION NAME: Center for Health, Human Rights & Development
LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda
Role Overview

The Communications Associate will support Center for Health, Human Rights and Development’s (CEHURD) communication and branding. This will include external communications (e.g. public relations and publications) and international communication in line with CEHURD’s strategic plan and policies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in building communications and promotional materials; s/he will support the organization to promote its programs and share its work with the public. This is a dynamic position that includes fundraising, development and communications responsibilities.


Strategic Communications

  • Write concise and compelling content showcasing the organization’s work including developing and disseminating a quarterly newsletter
  • Support staff members’ fundraising meetings, conference presentations, and exhibitions
  • Assist staff members with brand adherence for all communications, presentations and publications— including supporting staff trainings
  • Participate in communications research and work closely with the research team to translate evidence and data into messages for policy makers and other key stakeholders

Digital Engagement

  • Support the ongoing governance and maintenance of core content on our website—including regular updating of the website, developing dashboards on key events and tracking web traffic against targets
  • Support our social media presence (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)

Media Relations

  • Track developing trends and news items related to our vision, strategy, and objectives via media monitoring
  • Communicate to the team appropriately manage public relations and promote CEHURD opportunities and activities through local media
Skills and Experience 
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Three years of professional experience*
  • Strong writing skills with experience writing for digital media, e.g. blogs or newsletters*
  • Professional experience in posting with and monitoring social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Instagram*
  • Ability to translate research into compelling messaging, evidenced by experience writing policy briefs, talking points, reports, or memos*
  • CRM database management experience, e.g. Salsa or Blackbaud
  • Website editing and management experience, ideally including tracking web traffic
  • Public speaking experience
  • Experience working with media contacts, including writing press releases
  • Cultural competency and commitment to social justice
  • Passion for using strategic communications to advance human rights
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong accountability and attention to detail
  • Comfort with public speaking before large audiences and debating complex issues
  • Willingness to work outside the city with limited access to malls, discotheques, or other related social activity
  • Resilience in a highly dynamic working environment
  • Ability to multitask and work with teams as well as individually
About the Organization

CEHURD is an indigenous, non-profit, research, and advocacy organization which is pioneering the enforcement of human rights and the justiciability of the right to health in Eastern Africa. Founded in 2007 and registered under the laws of Uganda, it was formed to contribute towards ensuring that laws and policies are used as the principal tools for the promotion and protection of health and human rights of populations in Uganda, and the East African region.

CEHURD focuses its efforts on critical issues of human rights and health systems in East Africa, such as sexual and reproductive health rights, trade and health, and medical ethics which affect the vulnerable and less-advantaged populations, such as women, children, orphans, sexual minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, internally-displaced persons, refugee populations, and victims of violence, torture, disasters and conflict. 

ROLE FUNCTION: Advocacy, Communications, Information Technology / ICT / Informatics
ISSUE AREA: Health System Strengthening

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