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Building Tomorrow Uganda Jobs 2022 – Fresher Storyteller

Job Title: Storyteller – Building Tomorrow Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Building Tomorrow

Duty Station: Uganda



Building Tomorrow Profile

Building Tomorrow, an international social-profit organization delivering literacy and numeracy to children in underserved areas in Uganda, invites experienced, creative, and values-driven individuals to apply to our Storyteller position in the Building Tomorrow Uganda office in Kampala.

Started in 2006, Building Tomorrow equips communities to support universal access to inclusive, quality education. Through a team of 150 Building Tomorrow Fellows and over 7,000 Community Education Volunteers, Building Tomorrow will deliver its Roots to Rise literacy and numeracy programming to nearly 130,000 learners in 2022 in response to a nearly two-year closure of schools in Uganda. Between offices in Uganda and the USA, Building Tomorrow has a full-time staff of nearly 175. Building Tomorrow has received funding and recognition for its innovative work from the Mastercard Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Educate A Child, Echoing Green, Big Bang Philanthropy, and Forbes Magazine.



Job Summary:

As a Storyteller, you will create visual and written content for social media, donor reports, training materials, and other related outputs, and support the organization’s communications strategy. You will lead social media strategy and implementation, working across teams in Uganda and the US. You will also coach local Building Tomorrow staff and community-based education change agents to create high-quality content and help them tell their own stories.

The content you create and manage will target audiences in the international donor community, leaders in Uganda, and people in the communities where we work. It will reflect Building Tomorrow’s human-centered values, and elevate the dignity, talent, and diversity of the people whose stories you tell.



Roles and Responsibilities:

Content Creation

  • Serve as the chief storyteller, developing and publishing media content to increase the public’s awareness of Building Tomorrow, to drive engagement, fundraising, and sector influence.
  • Interview learners, volunteers, Building Tomorrow Fellows, teachers, parents, and community leaders, and share their stories.
  • Capture high-quality photos and video that demonstrate Building Tomorrow’s impact and that can be used to train staff, community members, or other partners.

Storytelling Production

  • Vet and refine stories, photos, and video from the field.
  • Draft blogs and informational and human-interest stories for use in Building Tomorrow’s marketing and donor communications.
  • Conceptualize, produce, and edit short videos that tell the story of Building Tomorrow’s work and impact in the field.
  • Draft internal and external newsletters and contribute to donor reports and presentations.

Digital Engagement

  • Lead Building Tomorrow’s social media strategy and presence, establishing and tracking key engagement targets.
  • Support content development updates for the Building Tomorrow website.

Coaching and Collaboration

  • Coach Building Tomorrow field staff to improve the quality and efficacy of their own storytelling.
  • Work closely with Building Tomorrow staff to ensure communications incorporate child protection safeguards.
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Partnerships team to align storytelling and content development goals with donor engagement.



Minimum Qualifications


  • Ability to link your career and skill set directly with the Building Tomorrow behaviors (listed below)
  • Experience in a communications/media-focused role, ideally for an international organization
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A high level of competence in at least one video and one photo editing program (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere) with a capacity to quickly learn more
  • In-depth understanding of publishing on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn); social media analytics experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills – strong writing, storytelling, and verbal communication
  • Professional-level oral and written fluency in English
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to collaborate across cultures and time zones toward common goals
  • Experience working in intercultural environments
  • Ability to live and work in Uganda, traveling regularly and independently to remote areas with minimal infrastructure
  • A learner’s heart – curious, studious, growth-oriented, and excited to share what you learn


  • Experience working in an international organization or NGO
  • Two or more years of experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Familiarity with rural community development, mission-based organizations, the Ugandan education sector, and/or international development


  • This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with regular travel in-country.
  • The position reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, working closely with the Director of Operations.


  • You have an unshakeable passion for education equality, believing access to an inclusive, transformative education is a basic human right.
  • You possess creative ingenuity, being progressive in your thinking and approaching challenges old and new. You are intrapreneurial and unafraid to pilot new ideas.
  • You are relentlessly determined. You refuse to accept the status quo and persistently strive to create new opportunities to reach more children, allowing them to reach their maximum potential.
  • You believe in collaborative engagement. You believe more can be achieved together than alone, believe in the power of cultivating relationships and see everyone as an equal partner.


  • Initial term of employment is one year, with options to extend.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Job-related travel, housing, in-country health insurance, and employer retirement plan contributions are included.



How To Apply for Building Tomorrow Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: Open until filled



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