Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, Uganda ICAN in Kampala, Uganda
USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID/Uganda’s flagship resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region) in Karamoja region.
Using independent judgment, discretion and assessment of needs, provide design and leadership in implementing ICAN’s Banding and Marketing Plan and develop an action plan for its implementation on a yearly basis.
Strategize with Abt’s home office to adapt the action plan to changing circumstances during implementation.
Through periodic seminars and regular on-the-job training, provide technical assistance to ICAN staff and partners in preparing contributions for ICAN deliverables, narrating success stories and drafting technical briefs for internal and external publication. Ensure consistent and coherent corporate and editorial style across all outputs including media and audiovisual material, publications, documentation and internal materials.
The candidate is expected to possess initiative and be able to perform the functions of the position in a fast-paced environment under minimal supervision, while engaging in systematic consultation with technical staff. He/she will provide training and technical supervision to less experienced staff in written and oral presentation skills. Specifically, the ideal candidate should:
Hold a Master’s degree and 6-8 years of experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Have prior experience working on donor funded projects, preferably with USAID.
Possess strong knowledge of management and communication skills.