Communications Graduate Trainee

at Food for the Hungry
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 13, 2024
Category Management
Currency UGX


Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. FH promotes practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience (TFE)” re-imagination initiative. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.

FH Culture:

All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.


FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings below on a rolling basis;

1. Job Title: Communications Graduate Trainee (01 position)

Location: Kampala

Reports to: MEAL Coordinator

Contract Length: 6 months with a possibility of extension

Start Date: Immediate (To be shortlisted on rolling basis)

Job Summary

The successful Communications Graduate Trainee will provide communication support to the Programs department in designing Food for the Hungry publications and contribute to the development and improvement of the design, branding, and layout of materials produced by Food for the Hungry. S/he will ensure that communications products and reports follow Food for the Hungry branding guidelines, provide the best possible functionality and usability to Food for Hungry partners, and contribute to the overall branding process.

The position bearer supports different departments and projects across the organization by designing high-quality visual content including branding for events, information communication and education (IEC) material, flyers, magazines, newsletters, and annual reports among others. All these are done in consistency with Food for the Hungry branding guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result #1 – Support FHU portfolio on documentation and visibility efforts 65%

Key Result #2 – Support Key Program Information Management 35%

Key Result #3 – Additional Duties

Education & Experience

University degree in Mass Communications, Journalism
Recent graduates (2021-2023) are encouraged to apply
Experience in graphic design and use of graphic design software a must. You need to know how to use Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop at an advanced level.
Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently.
Innovativeness and willingness to learn
Experience in and basic knowledge of photography and videography is a plus;
Website management knowledge would be an added advantage;
Committed to FH’s mission and vision and values, and particularly to Gender Equity and Diversity;
Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
Language Skills

Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

How to apply

Complete Job Descriptions are available through this link

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.orgnot later than Tuesday 13th February, 2024 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 1stMarch, 2024

Safeguarding & Protection Clause:

FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

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