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Job Opening: Communications Associate

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About Fundi Bots

Fundi Bots’ mission is to accelerate science learning in Africa.

To achieve this, we use practical learning tools like robot-building to improve learning outcomes. Through the process of building robots, the students get practical skills in computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, computer programming and soft skills like project management, teamwork and innovation.

As a result of this process, the students understand their science curriculum better, are prepared better for future technology oriented careers and they are empowered to be innovative community change-makers.

The Communications Associate Role

Fundi Bots is seeking a Communications Associate who will be responsible for coordinating internal and external communications for Fundi Bots beneficiaries, partners, media and the general public. The Communications Associate will also provide communications support to Fundi Bots leadership, management and operations staff. The communications will be through print, digital and social media.

 

Location

Fundi Bots works with a network of 75 schools within Uganda (currently Central, Eastern and Northern region). While the role is based in Kampala, the Communications Associate must be willing to travel upcountry – or out of the country – as the need arises.

Work Schedule

The Communications Associate role is a full time position. Our work days are Monday to Saturday. Saturdays are full working days at Fundi Bots with multiple trainings happening in schools  and at the Fundi Spaces.

As an applicant, you must have the following qualifications and skills

i) Professional Communications

  • Demonstrated experience or interest in professional communications
  • Excellent writing skills including experience writing for newsletters, the web and social media
  • Strong knowledge of social media tools, platforms and audiences
  • Maintain strong professional etiquette with social media communications and engagement
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under tight deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and work proactively and with minimal supervision

ii) Content Creation & Management

  • Photography & videography skills will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of digital design and video editing software will be a strong advantage

Your duties will be as follows:

  • Provide content updates to the Fundi Bots website including multi-media content, galleries, blogs and other content sections
  • Manage and grow Fundi Bots social media presence (content, audience and platforms)
  • Support communication between Fundi Bots and external audiences by updating, sharing and publishing information via email, newsletter, social media and print media
  • Create regular digital content for website, social and other digital platforms through constant documentation of Fundi Bots activities in photo, video and text formats
  • Brainstorm and create special digital content to highlight milestones, reports and activities of past events and promotions of upcoming events
  • Maintain, tag and organize an archive of all Fundi Bots digital and physical media collected from various team members, volunteers and partners
  • Collect and maintain records of media releases and permission from Fundi Bots beneficiaries and partners, including lists of students excluded from public media publications
  • Ensure that all internal and external communications follows a standardized and consistent branding guide
  • Engage social media audiences with courtesy and professionalism
  • Track and analyse media engagement for Fundi Bots websites and social media and periodically share engagement reports with the Fundi Bots team.
  • Provide ongoing communications plans and strategies to the management team

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (CV/Resume and Cover Letter) to careers@fundibots.org with the title: Job Application: Communications Associate

For further questions or inquiries, contact careers@fundibots.org or call +256773080533

We look forward to working with you.

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