Street Business School

Public Relations

uganda - Kampala full-time Closing date - 11/04/2021

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 3

Job Description

Reports to:

Programs Manager with a Secondary Report to US Communications LeaderReports to: Programs Manager with a Secondary Report to US Communications Leader

Think about the first time someone recognized in you a spark, a talent you hadn’t yet seen in yourself. Remember the way your heart soared when you felt the power of what you could do and be. At Street Business School, we help women living in poverty experience that feeling by turning their spark into a fire of purpose. We provide entrepreneurial training programs for women living in deep poverty through our Street Business School, to reach 1 million women by 2027.


Street Business School is looking for a creative and organized Communications Coordinator to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to share storytelling via multimedia channels in its most raw form, while working for an organization that is expanding globally. What better job than to share inspiring stories of women who are changing their lives? In this role, you will become our “on the ground” communications point person, providing story and project deliverables as defined by the Uganda and US Communications teams. Your work will be in the following areas: story identification/research and writing/development, business visits, interviews, photography, videography, editing, in-country marketing, managing professional contractors who offer communications services and more. You will work in tandem with the US Communications team to ensure goals are being met.

What we’ll do for you:

· You’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be proud to see your spark igniting the world

· You’ll work directly with the Communications team and gain an understanding of the operations of the organization

· You’ll work in the Uganda Kampala office and at the heart of our work, in the field

· You’ll have growth opportunities within the team


· Research and engage in marketing and outreach opportunities within Uganda and in other key Africa regions

· Identify stories of members that will resonate with our key audiences and supporters

· Interview individuals to uncover their stories and successes with our programs, uncovering those “sweet spots” that may appeal to the reader

· Write and edit stories that uphold the ethics and voice of the organization, with a natural story arc

Capture compelling visual assets through photography and videography

· Become a contributor to SBS social media posts, posting live from the field to Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social channels

· Upload creative assets to organized department folders in ASANA or Dropbox

· Manage the communications team’s workflow by creating and maintaining the Uganda communications calendar and synching with the US Communications calendar

· Work within ASANA (our project management system) to meet Communications calendar deadlines

· Participate in regular meetings with Uganda and US Communications teams

· Coordinate and work with other local professional talents, i.e. photographers or videographers, who are documenting Street Business School’s work and who can enhance Street Business School’s brand

· Source content from other parts of Africa and the world

· Serve as an organizational representative at key events to help increase visibility for Street Business School

· Engage in programmatic activities to gain knowledge of the work and identify communication opportunities

· Provide a wide array of general communications and marketing support, based on organizational needs

Qualities we are seeking:

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Previous experience (3 years) in a marketing/communications role

· Proven fluency in English and Ugandan languages and a good understanding of the local culture

· Ability to manage a variety of creative tasks through excellent organizational skills

· Keen visual eye to capture inspiring moments

· Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer programs

· Ability to write for various audiences and maintain flexibility based on feedback and guidance from the team

· Prior knowledge of working with technology and tools - smartphones, video cameras, regular cameras

· Knowledge of digital and social media marketing and trends

· Some type of formal communications/marketing training or education, Bachelor’s degree preferred

· Desire to make a difference in the world

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to with “UG Communications Coordinator” in the subject line

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