Public administration

Communication and Advocacy Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
NatureUganda is the BirdLife partner in Uganda and the operational organization of the East Africa
Natural History Society. Having been established in 1909, it is the oldest conservation NGO in East
Africa. It was set up as a scientific organization with the aim of documenting the diversity of wildlife
in East Africa and its mission is “to promote the understanding, appreciation and conservation of
nature” in Uganda. In pursuing this mission, it strives to: enhance knowledge of Uganda’s plants,
animals and habitats, create nature friendly public, advocate for policies favourable to the
environment, take action to conserve priority species, sites and habitats.
NatureUganda is an equal opportunity employer and seeking to recruit highly qualified, selfmotivated and result oriented candidates for the following three (3) positions as detailed below;
POSITION 1


Job title: Communication and Advocacy Officer (1 Post)
Reporting to: Executive Director
Duration of appointment: Three (3) Years
Duty Station: NatureUganda national secretariat, Kampala but will
support all communication and advocacy requirements for
all programmes in the country
Overall purpose of the Job
Design communication strategies on policy, environmental research and conservation,
create content for all communication channels or forums to members and partners and
organize events that catalyze conservation action
Key tasks of the position
 Design and implement communication strategies on different issues, including national
policies, natural resources management, conservation, and sustainable finance, (and
other topics as needed) in line with NatureUganda’s strategic Plan
 Develop and Implement integrated communication plans and campaigns to support the
policy and conservation work including both online and offline activities
 Responsible for developing communications collateral and launching key publications
both internally and externally
 In cooperation with NatureUganda other staff, identify and develop strong products for
media outreach, and organization branding
 Support technical staff to deliver on communications plans and products (publications,
brochures, press releases, social media outreach)
 Work with communicators in partner organizations to liaise on and coordinate joined
communications activities; support network activities with communications and social
media assets and website updates
 Manage and monitor media relations including maintaining a media database and
publications as appropriate
2
Required Qualifications and skills:
 Minimum of a university degree in communication, social science, behavioural change
communication, strategic communication, journalism, public relations, development
studies or related field.
 Excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail and creative flair, strong skills in the
common computer software packages, website design and management, excellent oral
and written communication skills and exceptional organisational abilities
 Knowledge of media relations, developing communication materials, writing content for
different channels and developing social media campaigns/projects;
 Strong technical/IT and social media skills;
 Experience in event management and production of printed materials, such as
newsletters, reports, policy briefs, etc.
 At least three (3) years of experience in implementing and managing communication or
advocacy projects or campaigns in the field of conservation.
 Good interpersonal skills, self-motivated, creative, and strong team player able to work
effectively in a network setting;


How you can apply
Qualified candidates should send their online applications including a motivation letter, detailed
CV, academic documents, contacts of two professional referees to:
The Executive Director
NatureUganda
P.O.Box 27034, Kampala
Email: info@natureuganda.org
Applications should be completed and submitted ON-LINE not later than 16th August 2021.
Applicants are advised to: a) Apply ON-LINE b) Scan and submit relevant documents (Academic
Transcripts and Professional Documents, other supporting documents) and sent on-line. c) Each
attachment must not exceed a limit of 1MB and only portable documents format (PDF) is allowed.
d) Ensure the email subject contains your name and job applied e) Where possible obtain
recommendation from a person in a relevant field.
Closing date for applications is 31st August 2021. Applicants who will not have received feedback
10 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.