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1. Marketing and Communications Manager

2. Assistant Project Officer – Bee keeping

Job title:                Marketing and Communications Manager

 

Reports to:           Executive Director

 

Location:              Mbale,  Eastern Uganda

 

Status:                  Full time

 

Closing Date:      6 September 2020


Background
Mt. Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise (METGE) is a not for profit organisation, registered and based in Mbale, Uganda. Our mission is to enabling individuals and communities to see the benefits of growing trees, and seeking to contribute to the realisation of healthy, safe and prosperous communities in the Mt. Elgon region through tree planting. We work with and through locally established Implementing Partners (IPs) to promote tree growing with community groups. METGE is supported by the Welsh Government under the 'Wales and Africa' Programme through the Size of Wales (SoW) charity from the UK.

 

METGE seeks a skilled, qualified and experienced person to work as the Marketing and Communications Manager in a young and ambitious organisation that has a passion for the protection of the environment.  METGE is on track to plant 25 million trees by 2025.

Job Purpose:
Enhancing the visibility and profile of METGE and its activities through appropriate marketing and communications activities to various key stakeholders including Government, other civil society organisations, potential supporters and donors, international audiences and target communities.

 

The successful candidate will lead on planning and overseeing all internal and external communications for METGE, ensuring its messaging is consistent, appropriate and engaging. Preparation of both social media and non-social media marketing and communications materials to a high standard will be required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing strategic communications to benefit METGE, the Board of Directors and donors.

  • Provide marketing and communications planning

  • Develop professional marketing and communications strategy for METGE to ensure that appropriate -communication channels, both digital and non-digital are utilized.

  • Work with the Executive Director to assess information and communication needs, set goals, develop appropriate objectives, strategies and implementation

  • To have the ability to differentiate and develop communications that are appropriate for a local, national and international audiences

  • Develop and manage METGE's brand

  • Develop Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials to promote incidental learning among communities about tree planting and other challenges faced by rural communities

  • Work with beneficiary communities and capture their feedback, developing case studies on tree planting and related issues

  • Liaising with other members of the Senior Management Team to ensure all partners are engaged in effective communication

  • To assist the Senior Management Team in compiling annual and other reports

  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the line manager

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • An honours Degree in Communication and Media, Public Relations, or Marketing and  professional experience

  • A professional qualification would be an advantage

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in marketing and communications

  • Public speaking in the English and any of the locally spoken languages

  • Proven ability to develop high quality marketing and presentation material

  • Copy writing skills in English

  • Working knowledge of the media in Uganda

  • Good knowledge of website manipulation and other internet packages

  • Basic knowledge in environment and climate change issues

  • Interviewing skills developed by engaging with key stakeholders and beneficiaries to create copy and case studies

  • Ability to remain calm even under difficult situations

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively

  • General professional judgment and discretion that comes from experience in the PR field.

  • Research and analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges

  • Familiarity with the latest digital technologies,  graphic and web design, and production
     

Salary

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate

Equality and Diversity
METGE is committed to supporting the principle that everybody should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression and is based on their ability, competence, and suitability for the job.

 

This means that no applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, family, or domestic responsibilities.

 

Job application procedure

  1. Apply with a letter concentrating on your experience and also setting out why you believe that you have the right skills and qualities for this post (max 500 words). 

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae

  3. Communication details of three referees, one of which should be your current or last employer.

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Email these documents to info@metge.ug putting the job title in the subject line before the closing date on 6 September 2020.  Applications received after this date will not be considered

Please note that academic certificates etc., are not required at this time

Only qualified short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Any canvassing for special favours will lead to automatic disqualification. METGE does not charge any fees for job applications.

Job title:                 Assistant Project Officer – Bee keeping

 

Reports to:             Project Officer – Tree Planting and Bee Keeping

 

Responsible for:   The bee keeping project

 

Location:                 Mbale, Eastern Uganda

 

Status:                     One-year contract initially

 

Closing date:        6 September 2020

 

 

Mt. Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise (METGE) is a 'not for profit' organisation, registered and based in Uganda. With our mission of enabling individuals and communities to see the benefits of growing trees, we seek to contribute to the realization of healthy, safe and prosperous communities in the Mt. Elgon region through tree planting. We work with and through locally established Implementing Partners (IPs) to promote tree growing with community groups as actual tree planters. METGE is supported by the Welsh Government under the 'Wales for Africa' Programme through the Size of Wales (SoW) charity.

METGE is looking to hire a skilled and qualified person to oversee the beekeeping project under the tree planting programme.

Job specification

The overall purpose of the position is to support METGE Implementing Partners and community beneficiary groups in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on bee-keeping activities in a bid to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of households among the Mt. Elgon communities.

Roles and Responsibilities

Job description

The main responsibility of the Assistant Project Officer will be to directly to advance the development of the bee keeping project.

  • Engage in the conceptualization and designing of the apiary project plan document.

  • Provide hands-on business-oriented technical support to the bee keeping groups from the stage of hive identification and assembling beehives to desired specifications, through installation, colonization and splitting colonies to production and harvesting of honey and other by products.

  • Support the beekeeping groups during planning and budgeting plus reporting.

  • Support the bee keeping in building and maintaining beehives, inducting wild swarms, collecting honey and royal jelly, removing hive parasites, and maintaining the health of the hive.

  • Support the sterilisation of hives and cultivation of queen bees for commercial purposes.

  • Provide updates to the Project Officer on a continuous basis.

  • Work with the Project Officer to promote collaboration with District Local Government Entomologists for apiary promotion as a key economic development intervention in the districts.

  • Plan for and participate in the activity monitoring and evaluation.

  • Document case studies and best practices and share accordingly.

  • Support the Senior Management Team and the immediate supervisor with other administrative functions as will be deemed necessary.

  • Streamline communications among beneficiary groups and between the groups and Project Officer.

Person specification

Desired qualifications and experience

  • A degree or diploma in entomology or a related field

  • Proven work experience as a beekeeper

  • Good interpersonal and diplomatic skills

  • Excellent knowledge of plant and animal biology

  • Analytical and experimental skills to find solutions to increase bee colonisation

  • Capability of developing materials and training of beekeeping groups

  • Writing of reports in English

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Working flexible hours

  • Ability to work unsupervised and to work outdoors in all weather conditions

 

The ability to speak the local language of the Mount Elgon Region would be an advantage.
 

This job provides an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual keen to gain more experience in apiary work as one also makes a difference in the lives of those engaged at community level. In case of any inquiries, call 078(3) 350298.
 

Closing Date:   5:00pm on the 6 September 2020

Equality and Diversity
METGE is committed to supporting the principle that everybody should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression and is based on their ability, competence, and suitability for the job.

 

This means that no applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, family, or domestic responsibilities.

 

Job application procedure

  1. Apply with a letter concentrating on your experience and also setting out why you believe that you have the right skills and qualities for this post (max 500 words). 

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae

  3. Communication details of three referees, one of which should be your current or last employer.
     

Email these documents to info@metge.ug putting the job title in the subject line before the closing date  Applications received after this date will not be considered

Please note that academic certificates etc., are not required at this time


Only qualified short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Any canvassing for special favours will lead to automatic disqualification. METGE does not charge any fees for job applications.

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