Ensure achievement of all Kampala System Reform media and advocacy milestones;
International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda and Violence Against Women by bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a whole. As the National Media and Advocacy Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to use your skills develop and oversee the media and advocacy strategy of the Kampala and Gulu Field Offices and raise awareness around the issue of violence against woman and property grabbing in Uganda. Additionally, you will develop advocacy strategies that will bring all stakeholders toward a common platform of ending property grabbing from Widows and Orphans and develop a national strategy to protect woman from violence. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda and reports to the National Director, Uganda.
The National Media and Advocacy Coordinator will execute the following critical roles and responsibilities under the leadership of the National Director, Uganda:
- Ensure achievement of all Kampala System Reform media and advocacy milestones;
- Contribute to the development and implementation of a national media strategy and developing relationships with media outlets that leverages the work of Kampala and Gulu for the following outcomes:
- Ending property grabbing becomes a priority (highlight scale, brutality, escalation to violence, devastating downstream effects);
- Make criminal prosecution a priority and normal when offenses against the state have occurred;
- Deter land grabbers;
- Reward and honor reformers; and
- Fuel the movement that will strengthen demand and will to sustain the reforms.
- Plan and coordinate strategic advocacy events around ending violence against woman and property grabbing from widows and orphans;
- Produce high quality advocacy materials and initiatives to support the Uganda programs;
- Produce/provide high quality media/marketing/advocacy work products and consultation that meet Kampala and Gulus program needs;
- Represent IJM at public speaking, mobilization and advocacy events;
- Carry out additional assignments as delegated by the National Director as the role and the media and advocacy strategies evolve; and
- Coach, mentor and appropriately train the Volunteer Communications Specialist and Communications Intern in professional development and execution of Media and Advocacy function including staff discipline, performance management among others.
Required Skills and Experience
- Five years relevant work experience;
- Masters degree in Communications preferable;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software, Windows 2000 and Windows XP;
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign);
- Strong editorial eye and ability to convey IJMs message and image through written, visual and oral communication;
- Excellent people skills, demonstrated through collaborating with and supporting colleagues in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic organization; and
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
- Mature orthodox Christian faith, as defined by the Apostles Creed;
- Exceptionally high level of honesty, integrity and transparency;
- Strong initiative and result-orientation;
- Attention to detail and disciplined with priorities;
- Personable and mature judgment;
- Professional presentation in demeanor, written and oral communication;
- Works well under stress and maintains a sustained positive attitude; and
- Strong ethic of service and a passion for IJMs goals.
- This position will require travel within Uganda occasionally.