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African Communications Officer, Uganda, with Right To Play

African Communications Officer, Uganda, with Right To Play

A vacancy available with a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty.

Closing Date:

14 September 2016
Right To Play International
Africa Office
Work location:
Kampala, Uganda
Authorized to Work in:

Job summary

The Africa Communications Officer (ACO) is responsible for the overall development and execution of Right To Play’s internal and external communication strategies across the Africa region: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Ghana, Mali, Benin, Liberia, Rwanda.

This role manages all aspects of communications planning, including media relations, Africa key messaging; print and audio visual materials, production, writing, and branding. The ACO will develop communications and informational materials about Right To Play’s program activities and achievements in the Region to support fundraising and communications efforts at the Field and International level (including success stories, videos, factsheets, communications protocols, social media and applicable photographs), and will assist in building Right To Play’s communication strategy across the Region.

The ACO is responsible for accurate representation of Right To Play and its program activities with all target audiences in the Region including media, funders, government, community leaders and other key stakeholders. Further, the ACO will assist with enhancing the organization’s overall public image in the Region.

See the full job description for more details about the primary responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)
Education/Training Qualification:

  • A degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related fields


  • Minimum 7 years of relevant employment experience, preferably in the region
  • Experience in developing communication, media plans and materials
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French
  • Experience in media relations
  • Experience in managing supplier relationships
About Right To Play

Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities.

With programming in over 20 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Visit us at

Where are our programs?

Right To Play works in Benin, Burundi, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and the United States.

We traditionally enter into countries with the greatest need, and responds to requests for programming by the government and/or communities in those countries. The decision to implement programming is based on a careful assessment of need, organizational capacity and a secure source of funding.

We reach one million children in our regular weekly activities. By the end of 2017, we aim to reach two million children on a weekly basis.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Employment Start Date: Immediately
Contract Duration: Full time, contract position until September 2017

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:  and kindly include “Africa Communications Officer” and your name in the
subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our
commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be
required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.

  • To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]