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Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Apolou and Resilience Challenge Fund (RCF) aims to Improve Food and Nutrition Security amongst 310,000 direct participants targeted in Moroto, Amudat, Kotido, Karenga and Kaabong districts of Uganda. The program interventions are designed across four purpose areas which include: 1) Governance; 2) Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN); 3) Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH); and 4) Livelihoods. In addition, the program emphasizes cross-cutting issues such as social behavior change, gender mainstreaming, adolescence, and resilience.
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Now in its wind-up phase ahead of Program Closure by September 30, 2023, Apolou needs a series of compelling communications products, bound by common messaging, which collectively tell the success story of the program for a diverse set of audiences. This set of products (e.g., compelling written pieces, captivating videos) will draw on multiple sources—from beneficiary narratives and unified programmatic language to research and documented outcomes. Mercy Corps now seeks the support of an experienced resilience communications strategist to collaborate with the Apolou/RCF team and the Communication Specialist to develop this unified messaging, communications products set, and guidance and training to support the program team in adopting longer-term resilience storytelling practices. This will be conducted in line with the Apolou/RCF Communication strategy which has the following specific objectives.
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