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Job Tittle: Media Officer

Uncategorised • 2017-10-23 16:25:14


Position: Media Officer -Reports to: SBCC Specialist

Commitment: Full time

Location/ Duty station: Jinja

Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) is a non-governmental organization that provides Development Communication services aimed at influencing positive behaviors for the social development of men, women and children. CDFU is a partner on the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID/Uganda RHITES EC). The purpose of this Activity is implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year Activity collaborates with 11 districts in East-Central Uganda.

Job summary

The social media officer will mainly support and oversee implementation of all social media activities under USAID/RHITES-EC program, covering the following platforms: include Facebook, Whats-app, SMS, and Hotline. He/she will also work closely with M&E team to coordinate research and innovation around the use of Hotline to generate feedback from the community and analysis of data generated from all the social media and hot-line to inform program implementation. The social media officer will report to the SBCC Specialist USAID/RHITES-EC.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create database of and manage all social media platform and hot-line accounts for RHITES-EC.
  • Steer the engagement and interaction with audiences by developing content for social media channels and engaging in dialogues and answering questions where necessary.
  • Make weekly follow-up with the Hotline, radio talk-shows, SMS and compile change stories
  • Build a database on the SMS platform and send informative messages to listener’s phones.
  • Monitor and evaluate mass media and interpersonal communication interventions in the program districts.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly, annual reports and other reports as required

Qualifications, skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the social media officer position should hold a Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication or ICT or the equivalent. The applicant should have a track record of creating inspiring and engaging content that really works. Display in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Whats-app etc) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenario. Proven ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format. Good team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary (content development, creation and editing; and online reputation management). Ability to display good technical understanding and pick up new tools quickly. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and excellent interpersonal communication skills and positive attitude.


  • (Note: Ability to speak and understand Lusoga or Luganda local languages will be an added advantage.).  


Application Process: Qualified applicants should hand deliver their applications, certificate of good conduct, CV, Copies of academic certificates, contact information for 3 professional references and daytime telephone contact addressed to:

The Human Resource Officer

Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU)

P. O. Box 8734, Plot 105, Kiira Road,

Kamwokya, Kampala.

Applications should be hand delivered at the above address not later than Wednesday 31st October 2017, 5.00pm.While we thank all applicants for showing interest; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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