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Communications and Marketing Associate

Organization Name: LifeNet International
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: United States
Role Code: G03-Int

Role Overview

Based in Kampala, Uganda, the Communications and Marketing Associate will coordinate with LifeNet International (LN)’s Development Officer in the U.S. towards the development of fundraising, marketing, and publicity tools in addition to content for social media. Additionally, the role will include a local focus, working with the Uganda Country Director in generating content for national and international stakeholders. This is a vital expansion of LN’s capacity to communicate both nationally and internationally with stakeholders across a variety of platforms.

Responsibilities

Communications

  • Design LN promotional and reporting tools for both local and international stakeholders
  • Support the production and delivery of key partnership communications to local stakeholders
  • Support the development of media content to communicate LN’s work to local and international stakeholders

Social Media

  • Coordinate social media platforms
  • Work collaboratively to create and implement a social media engagement strategy

Development

  • Coordinate with the Development Officer to support fundraising efforts, including gathering local data, writing proposals, research, and assisting the Country Director in providing donor feedback in the form of regular reports

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support local storytelling and implement a qualitative data collection process for LN
  • Support the local Monitoring & Evaluation team to engage staff members in qualitative story collection utilizing the most significant change tool
  • Perform site visits to interact with partners and team members in the field

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, public health, sales, marketing, or a related field
  • Excellent writing skills with experience telling compelling stories through reports and other materials for external audiences*
  • Graphic/visual design skills, e.g. experience in Adobe Create Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign*
  • Experience using social media platforms at an organizational or corporate level*
  • Ability to learn and navigate new software*
  • Skills in photography and/or videography
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external stakeholders, e.g. government officials, the media, and/or donors
  • Experience with fundraising, e.g. writing grant proposals or reports
  • Experience collecting data/stories, e.g. through surveys, focus groups, or collaboration with representatives on the ground
  • International or cross-cultural experience, i.e. working within a diverse team context
  • Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Organizational skills, ability to prioritize and coordinate activities across various departments
  • Experience or familiarity with religious institutions
  • An excitement for analyzing  complex organizational problems, identifying innovative solutions, and engaging others to implement them, preferably in a low-resource environment
  • Ability to perform in an entrepreneurial and team-based environment, deliver strong results, and ask for help when needed
  • Ability to function well in a diverse, cross-cultural work environment
  • Independent and self-motivated

About the Organization

LifeNet International (LN) exists to transform African health centers to provide quality, sustainable care. Operating in East Africa, LN works to improve the quality of health systems from the ground up and is specifically dedicated to health systems strengthening in the private and not-for-profit sectors. In Uganda, approximately 60% of all healthcare services are provided by faith-based, not-for-profit centers. Many of these centers serve rural, low-income populations. Through partnerships with faith-based health centers, LifeNet implements practical responses to everyday health challenges facing the poor.

Role Function: Communications, Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Maternal and Child Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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