Requisition ID: req46696
Job Title: Regional Communications Volunteer
Employment Category: Volunteer
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kampala Country Field Office, Uganda
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 25 countries around the world.
PlayMatters reimagines childhood for refugees. It will bring play-based learning to 800,000 children across Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. It will redefine education and cultivate a generation of lifelong builders. PlayMatters is inspired by LEGO Foundations call to challenge the status quo, to offer children the quality education they dream of. Children are not gaining the skills they need, teachers are under-supported, and parents are overwhelmed. The systems built to serve them are failing them. PlayMatters proudly offers something different. It is being delivered by a coalition with a track record of thinking and delivering differently. We bring three distinct characteristics:
1.OUTCOMES. Everything we do is fueled by the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and resilience outcomes we seek. We know learning happens when children are at the center and teachers, parents and the system surrounding them embrace childrens agencies and have not only skills and resources, but the motivation to drive change.
2.RESEARCH AND LEARNING. Effective delivery requires both rigor and a big heart. With the LEGO Foundation, PlayMatters will generate scientific evidence that can transform our understanding of play and learning for refugees in East Africa and around the world.
3.THOUGHT LEADERSHIP. The LEGO Foundation Humanitarian Initiative offers an opportunity to deliver and comes with the responsibility to lead. Our consortiums members have a record of mobilizing others.
The Communications Volunteer will be a member of the PlayMatters Regional Project Team based in Kampala, Uganda, and work closely with the communications unit. This position is an opportunity meant to build on the digital skills training work by Re: Build and partners and is open only to refugees who have successfully completed digital skills training under Re: Build program. This is a wonderful opportunity for people looking to widen and build skills in communications, graphic design, photography, and videography. The position will support external and internal communications, graphic design, and content creation (including photography and videography) for the regional project. The Communications Volunteer will work closely with the Regional Communications Specialist and the Regional Visual Content Producer to support education and communications materials being produced for the project.
-Assist in preparation and setting up of audio-visual equipment, branding materials for events and productions.
-Support comms and multimedia teams during various productions and activities.
-Support in writing and proofreading/editing of stories and comms content.
-Design promotional items like reports, PowerPoints, and other IEC materials as needed.
-Support during development and roll-out of communications, branding and visibility concepts and materials.
-Ensure indexing and archiving of all audio-visual assets.
-Support during audio-visual storytelling visits.
-Capture audio-visual content that is, photos and videos for internal communications.
-Manage communication media data hosted locally and online.
-Ensure technical equipment is well maintained and managed in line with IRC procedures.
A refugee living in Kampala who has successfully completed digital skills training under the Re: Build/IRC skills program in website construction, graphics design, photography, and video production, assessed by the training institution and granted a certificate by DIT.
-Basic proficiency in using cameras and other photo and video production equipment.
-Ability to write a basic story in English.
-Have a basic understanding of social media management.
-Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment.
-Fluency in English.
-Good organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well in a team environment.
-Good team player.
-Valid refugee registration card/attestation card.
Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.
This position is only for Refugees based in Uganda to apply; IRC strives to attract, motivate, and retain qualified national staff in our programs.
NB: This advert will close on 27th November 2023. Please note that a satisfactory reference from the Refugee Welfare Council will be necessary to be issued an offer.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC et les employs de IRC doivent adhrer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (norms de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont lIntgrit, le Service, et la Responsabilit. En conformit avec ces valeurs, IRC opre et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bnficiaires contre lexploitation et les abus, la protection de lenfant, le harclement sur les lieux de travail, lintgrit financire, et les reprsailles.