Communications Senior Officer

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5115/19372
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Kampala, Uganda
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 10-Feb-2020 to 23-Feb-2020


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The Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE) project is one of the five grand infrastructural development projects earmarked by the Government of Uganda to spur socio-economic transformation. The 95-km highway is part of the northern trade corridor from Mombasa that is expected to boost trade between Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The construction is expected to affect over 100,000 people with the bulk of the people to be affected and displaced to create right of way (ROW) coming from Kasokoso, Kinawataka informal settlements and Nakawa Market.

Cities Alliance is leading a consortium comprising of Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban development, Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Platform for Vendors Association (PLAVU) and Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) to implement an 24- months project with funding from European Union (EU). The project’s aim is to facilitate a smooth relocation of affected communities from the Right of Way (ROW) of the Kampala Jinja Expressway (KJE) in accordance with global safeguard standards as described in the Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration Plan (RLRP) for lot 1 of the Kampala – Jinja Expressway (KJE) and the Kampala Southern Bypass (KSB). The project aims to achieve this through 4 purposes, namely;

  • Purpose 1: Secure tenure, household and business plans are agreed between government and community stakeholders to support identifying alternative sites for housing and markets relocated households and businesses re-integration.
  • Purpose 2: The most vulnerable households are identified and empowered to adapt to the new situation caused by the impact of the KJE construction.
  • Purpose 3: Households presently dependent on the informal economy for their livelihood and impacted by the ROW are empowered with new space, skills and finance to either continue their enterprise or adapt to a new opportunity.
  • Purpose 4: The sustainable rehabilitation of the Kinawataka wetland by transforming neighbouring communities into champions of the wetland.


The Cities Alliance seeks to recruit a Communication Senior Officer to work with the CA Secretariat and the Uganda Country Programme team and partners to oversee effective project implemenation.  The Communication Officer will be responsible for the effective communication of project activities, and promote positive publicity for its results, achievements and outcomes. He/she will be a member of the project management team reporting to the Project Manager. 



Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Communications Senior O...

Education Minimum Bachelors Degree  in Communications, Journalism, Public ...

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Contract type : Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level : Local...

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