Full-Time Position

About BarefootLaw

BarefootLaw is a pioneering nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging technology and innovation to make the legal system accessible for everyone. We specialize in delivering simplified legal information and support to underserved communities across Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Utilizing a blend of SMS, toll-free lines, AI-driven platforms, and our innovative “The BarefootLaw Box” mobile offices, we extend crucial legal guidance to those in need. Our work is aimed at bridging the gap between the public and legal assistance, ensuring equitable access to justice for all.

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Role Overview

BarefootLaw seeks a creative and dedicated Communications Officer to join our team. This role involves designing and implementing a wide range of multimedia solutions to support and promote BarefootLaw’s objectives and projects. The successful candidate will be instrumental in enhancing our visibility and impact both nationally and internationally through strategic communications, digital media, and content creation.


  • Multi-media Communication:
    • Manage and implement all multimedia and communications-related activities.
    • Update the communication strategy to align with BarefootLaw’s objectives, including target groups and communication targets.
    • Develop high-quality materials like videos, flyers, presentations, blog posts, and newsletters.
    • Draft articles and success stories for external communications and the BarefootLaw website.
    • Increase BarefootLaw’s visibility among relevant stakeholders.
    • Support the development of communications, brand, and visibility concepts and materials.
  • Program Implementation Communications:
    • Produce materials for various activities and ensure consistency in partners’ communication materials about BarefootLaw.
    • Establish and monitor KPIs for communication activities.
  • Knowledge Management:
    • Lead in collecting and profiling impactful stories and managing multimedia content.
    • Develop internal bulletins, manage live event coverage, and provide social media training.


  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant communication and audio-visual production experience. Journalistic background is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and basic DSLR camera operation.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player with detail-oriented and multitasking abilities.

Application Process

Interested candidates should email their application to hr@barefootlaw.org with the subject line: “Application for Communications Officer”. Attach your cover letter and CV in PDF format, named as “YourName_CommsOfficerBFL_2024”.

Application Deadline

Tuesday, 16th April 2024, 5:00 p.m. EAT.

Join BarefootLaw and be part of a team dedicated to making a difference by providing accessible legal support through innovative solutions. We look forward to your application.



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