Job Summary

ADIC is looking for a Communications and Advocacy volunteer for a probationary period that will lead to paid permanent employment

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Brief Organization Background

Established in 2018, African Diversity and Inclusion Center (ADIC) is a Pan-African organization that promotes diversity, Equality,

Equity and Inclusion in Africa through education and trainings, research and documentation, policy analysis and recommendations,

and Events management. We do this through building programs and initiatives that seek to strength institutions both private and

public, work with corporations and businesses, civil society and governments including national, regional and the African Union for

the benefit of the most marginalized including women, youths and minority groups of people across Africa. We are a Not-for-profit

pursuing our charitable status in Uganda as an International Development Organization.

The Communications and Advocacy Manager supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy

strategies to increase the standing and awareness of ADIC with partners, the media and the public. The Communications and

Advocacy Manager promotes a client-oriented approach in ADIC and Project.

S/he will be responsible for planning and communication related support in the efficient and effective execution of project activities.

In carrying out her/his responsibilities, S/he will develop a strong communication tool and provide necessary information among all

the stakeholders. S/he will advocate and promote the work of ADIC across Africa and will also work closely with project team and

programm cluster, Government officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations.

Core Duties and Responsibilities.

1.Supports the formulation and implementation of ADIC communications and advocacy strategies, supports business development

focusing on achievement of the following results:

 Implementation of the ADIC publications policy; provides inputs, content development, coordination of production and

dissemination of press releases, publications, articles and sharing of ADIC knowledge and successes.

 Provision of inputs and information for elaboration of ADIC communication strategy based on the corporate communications


 Support to increased awareness of ADIC’s mandate and goals through dissemination of information, organization of public


 In coordination with supervisor development and preparation of materials for marketing and awareness-raising including

briefing materials and press releases.

 Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to

the events.

 Review of reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention. Maintenance of information database and

photo library.

 Research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources;

 Organization and implementation of ADIC information campaigns (Women’s Day, DISABILITY Awareness Day among

others, etc).

 Liaise with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are reaching the public, including preparing

press releases.

 Develop and implement strategies to increase and improve public outreach

 Prepare promotional material on ADIC, including pamphlets, videos, etc.

 Prepare communication reports for the ADIC Management Team and ADIC.

 Develop and maintain a project website for information dissemination.

 Perform other duties as required.

2.Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

 Support to colleagues in identification, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned.

 Organization of training for the staff on effective communications and advocacy. Lead the process of knowledge for

disseminating at all levels and produces documents that capture the right stakeholders and production of knowledge-based


 Organize internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent experts in government, non-

government, think tanks, private companies, international development organizations, regional governments, AU and the UN


 Develop country based intelligence on country situation, opportunities, interests and prospects covering government, UNDP

and major development stakeholders. Map key competencies available in different government agencies and development


 Provide intellectual inputs in the subject area as well as the opportunities to develop broader public goods.

 Undertake and facilitate necessary actions to leverage relevant information

 Provide support to organization of workshops, seminars, training and delivery of outputs (products).

 Coordinates with various government and non-governmental agencies regarding update the project information

 In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic

partnerships as well as reaching overall project targets.

Required Qualifications and Skills

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda

 Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences

 Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders

for ADIC’s advocacy efforts

 Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

 Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things

 Documents innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

 Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position

 Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in

work tasks

 Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning

 Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Creating Visibility for ADIC/Supporting ADIC’s Capacity to Advocate

 Disseminate information and materials on ADIC’s development activities

 Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities

 Identifies relevant information for advocacy for ADIC’s goals for a variety of audiences

Client Orientation

 Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion

 Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

 Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients

 Responds to client needs promptly


Bachelor’s degree from reputed university in Mass Communications & Journalism, Media Studies, Communications Strategy,

Development Communication or relevant discipline.


At least 2 years of relevant experience in providing communication packages to promote the activities of organization, preferably a

development organization. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and graphic

designing. Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Experience in Advanced web designing is an added advantage 

ADIC is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, age, religion/belief, HIV status and culture. Individuals from

minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities and women are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be

treated with the strictest confidence.

For more information about ADIC, visit our website at Applications will be accepted up to July 30th, 2020

or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Please submit your letter of motivation with a detailed CV/resume stating your

expected remuneration, email, telephone contacts, names and full contact details of three referees to


write “ADIC Advocacy and Communications Manager” in the Subject Heading.

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