POSITION: IEC Advocacy Officer (Ref No. CRN/01/2022/01)


Full time / Part time Full time
Location CRANE Offices, Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda
Hours of work 37.5 hours per week
Reporting to Children in safe spaces Manager
Terms of employment Fixed Term contract
Duration of Contract 6 months-Renewable on excellent performance and availability of funds

Organisational Background

CRANE is passionate about keeping every child and every adult beneficiary safe. Together we are a network of over 3000 workers from 140 organisations, schools and churches who are working together for children. We count 73,693 children at risk who are being directly impacted by CRANE. CRANE will continue to bring together childcare workers, duty bearers and other stakeholder s for collaborative action so that we will see transformational change in the lives of children.


CRANE’s vision is to see Children Safe, Well, and Thriving in God’s Plan as they fulfil their God-Given Potential.


CRANE’s Mission describes the four network drivers that will help to achieve this vision:

  1. Connect People
  2. Build Quality Capacity
  3. Deliver Collective Action
  4. Build City Influence to maximise Children’s Contributions


CRANE’s work for children is based on Christian principles that puts the child at the centre and pursues the best interest of the

child. The collective action of the members is focused around three main areas:


  1. Children Access Safe, Quality Education
  2. Children Enjoy Safe Spaces
  3. Children Live in Loving Families


Organisational Requirements

As a Christian organisation, CRANE requires all staff to live by Christian values and to ensure that the name of CRANE is not brought into disrepute. All staff are expected to demonstrate integrity, loyalty, truth and justice in and out of work and to uphold Christian values as outlined in the Code of Conduct.

The IEC Advocacy Officer will be part of the Hope Studio Media team. You will use all relevant forms of media to help the network achieve its overall and programme objectives, including the following forms: Broadcast media such as radio, recorded music, film and television; Outdoor media such as billboards and signs; Public events; Digital media comprising of both internet (email, websites, blogs, and internet based radio and television) and mobile mass communication


Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Work with colleagues to deliver the activities of Hope Studio across the thematic project work of CRANE
  2. Engage an expanding team of volunteers to help CRANE maximise the opportunities of music and media.
  3. Build the social network capacity of CRANE members by providing an interactive resource-based website.
  4. Produce media resources that will help adults to learn how to engage better with children.
  5. Assist CRANE members in producing quarterly reports that include photo and video stories that measure the direct felt impact upon the child of the collaborative intervention.
  1. Manage and coordinate Media team trainings
  2. Manage and coordinate Media team fieldwork
  3. Coordinate and organise the Child and Youth ambassadors music and media seminars
  4. Coordinate and organise the HIV/AIDS & sexual reproductive health trainings, awareness and seminars in schools and churches
  5. Coordinate Music outreach activities to children on the street.
  6. Be in charge of the Music and Media equipment; ensure safety and follow through with repair and maintenance
  7. Support and coordinate M&E Hope studio activities.


Minimum Required Qualification, Skills and Abilities

  •  Diploma in Mass Communication, Technology, Audio and Visual or a closely related field. (Essential)
  • Strong knowledge of IT (Essential)
  • A Minimum of 2 years relevant previous experience with evidence (Essential)
  • Skills in Photography; Photo and Video Editing Software knowledge; Directing, Shooting and Production skills for short films and documentaries(Development), Content Creation and Graphic Designing (Essential)
  • Excellent skills in writing quality reports (Desirable)
  • Able to pay  attention to detail (Essential)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (Essential)
  • Accurate English oral and written communication skills (Desirable)
  • Proven ability to work well in teams (Desirable)
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve on a continuous basis (Desirable)


Personal specifications

  • Understand and have a passion for God’s heart for children (Essential)
  • Knowledge and experience /training in child protection and safeguarding, and a clear criminal record (Essential)
  • Have a strong sense of calling to CRANE and its work (Desirable)
  • Build strong connections with people through effective communication (Desirable)
  • Aim for quality results and value for money at all times (Essential)
  • Be committed to the Church and have a heart for her role in collaborating to help children at risk (Desirable)
  • Have experience of helping individuals and communities to make positive change (Desirable)
  • Be able to undertake regular field travel (Desirable)


Application Procedure

Should you fulfil the above-mentioned requirements, and be interested in the above position, you MUST submit a fully filled in CRANE Customised Application form, one-page expression of interest. (Quote the Job Reference Number in the subject heading of the letter or email) and a maximum three-page Curriculum Vitae to the address below not later than Friday 7th   January 2022 at 5:00pm. The CRANE customised application form is provided on request using the email address below. NO Application will be accepted without the fully filled in form


The Head of HR and Field Support Services

Children at Risk Action Network, CRANE PO Box 14003 Kampala OR





  • Hand delivered applications will NOT be accepted to minimise the spread and infection of COVID-19
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you do not hear from us within one week after the application deadline, then your application was not successful.