Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
GRADUATE INTERN-COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
Plan International Uganda communication strategy is designed to facilitate effective communications to a broad range of audiences within and outside Uganda, through strategic and timely flow of accurate information. This strategy is deliberately aligned to Plan International Global Communication Strategy, which is aimed at supporting the delivery of the organisation’s “100 million reasons” Global Strategy. The core focus of the Global Communication strategy is to strengthen the organisation’s positioning and brand visibility.
As part of its strategic response during the 5 years, the communications strategy is designed with the goal of ensuring that Plan International Uganda is the leading most visible and recognised child-centred NGOs in the country end of 2021
The communications strategy heavily takes into account the reality of meeting the goals of the new Country Strategy (2017-2021), communication ambitions of country office, regional office and global communication demands. Particularly, it has been designed to support the delivery of the five Strategic Programme areas including, Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), Quality and Inclusion in Early Childhood Development and Primary Education, Strengthening Child Protection Systems. Maternal and Neonatal Child Health and (MNCH) and Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) and cross cutting programme areas including Gender equality and inclusion, Civil society organizational strengthening and Disaster Risk Management.
Plan International Uganda is currently implementing its programmes in West Nile 1)Nebbi Adjumani, Yumbe, and Arua); 2) North (Gulu and Lira); 4) Eastern (Bukedea); 5) East Central (Kamuli/Buyende); and Central (Kampala.). Over the 5 year strategic period, Plan International Uganda will be expanding to Karamoja (Napak)
(a)Purpose of assignment
Given the above background particularly the goal of the communication strategy, the graduate intern will support the 2 staff currently running the department to meet the increasing Country strategic communication demands and global ambitions.
(b) Main duties and responsibilities in the assignment.
- Working with programme teams to document impact stories for further sharing and profiling the organisation’s work to effectively draw lessons and in line with the Country strategy
- Compiling quarterly newsletters and bi-monthly bulletins
- Designing and coordinating the production of IEC materials (such as ,t-shirts, banners, documentaries, photos, posters, fliers and brochures) by working closely with service providers and the procurement team.
- Working with communication team in planning and organizing internal and public events as well as outreach meetings in line with the Plan International Uganda strategic priorities.
- Participation in promoting Plan International Uganda’s visibility on existing organizational platforms (such as Planet and Media Bank, ) and approved social media sites
© Key deliverables
- # of impact stories documented (along with photos and video clips) and shared per quarter (atleast 1 impact story per Country programme every quarter including Disaster Risk Management )
- # of quarterly newsletter and bi-monthly bulletins compiled (1 quarterly newsletter, 2 bi-monthlies compiled)
- # of public events coordinated and meetings ( depending on Plan International calendar and project events)
- # of social media posts achieved per quarter ( atleast 3 programme/event related posts every week)
Type of Role: 12 months
Reports to: Communications Officer
Closing Date: 17th January 2022
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We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
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