Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial
aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work
alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and
promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (Lot) 2 Access, Choice, Together, Innovation and Ownership, now
(WISH2ACTION) is a comprehensive and integrated approach to delivering family planning and sexual and
reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It prioritises the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under
20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disabilities, displaced populations or those
affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas). HI is an implementing partner in the
WISH2ACTION project consortium and is responsible for disability inclusion across six of the project’s 16 countries
of implementation (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Pakistan and Burundi). WISH2ACTION is a
commercial contract from DFID that brings together six internationally recognised leading organisations: HI, Marie
Stopes International, OPTIONS, IRC and DMI along with 11 IPPF Member Associations.
The project’s implementation started in 2019. The current phase end in September 2021. HI together with the
consortium partner is in the process of submitting the extension proposal to DFID, which will cover 2021- March 2023.
Therefore, HI is currently seeking to recruit qualified personnel to fill the following Position.
Position: 1 – Communication Specialist
Responsible to: WISH2ACTION Project Manager
Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in direct coordination with HI Coordination team will provide support
in terms of internal and external communication and support the coordination team in terms of project management
i.e Country teams, coordination team and consortium partners).
1. Insure internal and external communication on the WISH2ACTION project
Be the focal person for WISH2ACTION in terms of internal and external communications.
Develop and update communication materials for HI, Consortium partners and other stakeholders (internal
and external communication).
Insure that DFID, WISH2ACTION and HI’s visibility guidance are respected in all material developed.
Provide inputs to country teams on communication (Rules, visibility, material development, etc.).
Ensure update of pictures data base and visibility material.
Translate communication materials when needed (English and French) for internal and external purposes.
2. Supports WISH2ACTION events’ management
Support organization of events such as workshops, meetings, support missions:
o Support logistic colleagues with relevant information and updates
o Prepare communications and guidance for participants
o Support the development of materials to be used during workshops (banners, training material,
participant’s kits, etc.)
o Ensure support documents are available and filled in (agenda, participant’s forms, support
mission’s reports, etc.)
o Ensure workshops are accessible for persons with disabilities
Support organization of Coordination meetings (project reviews meetings, team meetings, etc.):
prepare documents, communicate to participants, prepare reports and meeting minutes, etc.
3. Supports WISH2ACTION project management
Support to Consortium partners:
o Coordinate the support missions with partners (support to IPPF’s hub and consortium partners):
develop and monitor action plan (extension phase)
o Coordinate the remote support with partners (organizes calls, develop and follow-up of action plan,
prepare and send communications, etc.)
o Liaise with MEAL team for necessary documents related to monitoring and evaluation of remote
Support to country teams and coordination team:
o Supports in review of documents form country teams: evidences, reports, project planning.
o Participates to country calls with field teams
o Compiles meeting minutes
o Supports the update of project documents based on needs
o Coordinates and cooperate with technical MC2 colleagues
o Support regular learning exchanges among country-project managers
4. Records management
Supports on filing records of the project that need filing and archiving for example reports, booklets, etc.
Supports on printing of bulk materials needed by the MC2 Team like for trainings, etc.
Supports the backing up of MC2 Team data.
Supports on data entry in case need for it arises.
Update internal databases with relevant documents (HI Inside, Teams, etc.)
5. Responsibility: Respect of HI identity, rules and policies
Aim: HI identity, ethic, rules and procedures are respected
Benchmark: HI code of conduct and ethic, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies
are known, understood, applied and respected by the PM and her/his team
In coordination with the Human resources manager and the Field coordinator:
Know, understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and values, HI rules and
operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and
fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make
sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team
Know, understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known, understood and
applied by her/his team.
A post graduate qualification is an added advantage
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public relations or project management or related discipline
At least 3 years of professional experience in communications and Events Management.
At least 1 year of practical experience in Project Management.
Proven experience in developing communication materials
Proven experience in events management
Budget Monitoring Skills
Perfect fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet, Graphics Design and digital technologies
Fluently in French will be an added advantage
Ability to work under high pressure;
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Strong communication and networking skills
Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
Strong team player and ability to work independently
Starting Date: 1st September 2020
Length of contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Basic Salary: UGX 3,601,199
Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with
disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these
values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse,
Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
How to apply:
If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional
referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as One Document to HR department at
email@example.com indicating the position applied for not later than 3:00pm on Sunday 05th July 2020.
Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification