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Communication Specialist

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RECRUITMENT NOTICE                                   

The Legal Aid Forum (LAF) is a national civil society network of legal aid service providers. Our membership ranges from national and international NGOs, trade unions, faith-based associations, and professional bodies to University legal aid clinics, all working towards improving access to justice, legal aid, and Human rights in Rwanda.

In order to effectively accomplish its mission and vision, LAF is recruiting qualified and skilled individuals to fill the following vacant position within its Secretariat.






Qualifications and desired skills


Summary of key responsibilities


Communication Specialist


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant fields such as communication, media studies, journalism, public relations, law, marketing, etc
  • 5 years’ experience in the field of communication or related fields;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Computer literate with capabilities in email, MS Office, infographics and related business and communication tools;
  • Content writing experience for all media platforms and social media and networking expertise;
  • Experience working with NGOs; 


  • Work with LAF team in planning, development, and implementation of communication, visibility and branding activities and strategies
  • Undertake the development of communication products, oversee the quality of design, the accuracy of the content and its suitability for target audiences;
  • Develop and maintain a stakeholder feedback mechanism—keeping track of complaints and recommendations;
  • Work with LAF team to undertake periodic reviews of the communication plan implementation and provide necessary updates to the team;
  • Coordinate preparation of conferences and workshops presentations;
  • Assist LAF management to identify, collect, store and disseminate qualitative information and case studies to stakeholders;
  • Facilitate the development of case studies and communication materials as necessary;
  • Develop and maintain up to date media contacts and ensure accurate information dissemination to the media whenever required;
  • Draft and produce media materials including press releases, brochures, articles, Newsletters and supervise their distribution;
  • Prepare the content for the LAF website and update it regularly in conjunction with IT Officer;
  • Build the capacity of LAF Staff and Members through appropriate communication trainings, access to information, and knowledge sharing.


How to apply:

Those interested and fulfilling the requirements should send a CV, a short cover letter and a copy of the degree(s)/Certificate(s) electronically to and cc

Only PDF files will be considered. Please indicate in the subject of the email the position you are applying for such as “PM, Executive PA, and CS”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.