Uganda/India - Communications Manager

CLOSING DATE: 9am (UK) Monday 29th July 2019

SALARY: UGX 77,223,549 or Rs. 1,436,636 gross per annum

REQUIREMENTS: For Uganda, Restless Development is willing to sponsor candidates who do not currently have the right to work there. We will consider supporting the relocation of a successful candidate.

For India, candidates must have the right to work in the country.


LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda or New Delhi, India


We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities.

We are living in a time of ‘peak youth’. Half the global population is under 30 and of these young people, 90% live in developing countries. We can’t end the world’s biggest challenges if the people closest to the problems are unheard and shut out. The world needs young people's insight and leadership to solve its problems. Young people’s time is now.

Restless Development is run out of hubs in ten countries across Africa, Asia and in the UK and US, with a wider network of partners across the world. We have been working with young people since 1985 and our work is led by thousands of young people every year.


Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.


Do you have experience gathering inspiring stories? Do you know how to do this ethically and safely? Do you know which stories work for the media and how to pitch these stories to press? If so, we’re looking for you.

This Communications Manager role is varied, exciting and impactful. You will work with our 10 country offices, external freelancers and agencies to develop stories and content about our work with young people around the world. To do this you will need to understand our key
audiences, have good facilitation skills in order to train our staff and young volunteers to gather stories, and have knowledge of the media in order to pitch media worthy stories to the press.

This role is part of the International Communications team, which leads the organisation’s global media, communications and marketing. This role currently sits within the Uganda office, but could also sit within our India office. The rest of the International Communications team are based in our London office. We need you to be proactive, organised, and able to work with colleagues around the world. It’s a really exciting role for anyone looking to take their next step in communications and keen to be part of the leading agency supporting young people to make change happen. 


For more information, please download the Job Description below and send a completed Application Form to by 9am (UK) Monday 29th July 2019. Please note that we do not accept CV’s, resumes or covering letters.

Still not convinced? Read more about What We Do For YouLife at Restless and our Values Champions.


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We seek to recruit, retain and develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

We are the Youth Collective. If you believe in the power of young people, join our movement.