Public Relations Officer – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

UEGCL, a limited liability company incorporated in
March 2001 with the Head Office located in Jinja, is one of the UEB successor
companies. UEGCL’s key role is to oversee the efficient production of
electricity power through power plant development and concession monitoring.
UEGCL seeks to fill the following vacant position:
Post: Public Relations
Officer
Reports To: Managing Director
Duty station: Jinja
Key role: Support UEGCL’s operations by using all forms of media and
communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation, goodwill and
understanding between UEGCL and the public.
Main Responsibilities:
·        
Planning,
developing and implementing PR strategies
·        
Liaising
with and answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organizations
·        
Researching,
writing and distributing press releases to targeted media
·        
Writing
and editing in-house speeches, articles and coordinating the preparation of
annual reports
·        
Preparing
and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail
leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, and multimedia programmes
·        
Organising
events including press conferences, exhibitions and press tour
·        
Liaising
with the ICT section to maintain and update information on the UEGCL’s website
·        
Fostering
community relations through involvement in community initiatives
·        
Establishing
the concerns and expectations of an UEGCL’s stakeholders, report and explain
the findings to management
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
·        
Bachelors’
degree majoring in Mass Communications or Communication Skills from a
recognized University.
·        
Five
years relevant experience from a reputable organization
·        
Computer
literacy
Other Desired Competencies:
·        
Postgraduate
training in Mass Communications or Communication Skills will be an added
advantage
·        
Knowledge
of the energy sector is an added advantage
·        
Valid
driving permit
How to Apply:
Interested persons should submit their application with copies of academic
testimonials and detailed CV indicating two referees and their full addresses,
to:
The Manager Finance and Administration / Company Secretary
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd
Plot 18-22 Faraday Road, Amberly Estate (Opposite Nalufenya Police Station)
P.O. Box 1101
Jinja
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 13th April 2012 at
5pm.
Salary and benefits: Quite an
attractive and competitive package commensurate with the position, and in line
with UEGCL salary structure.

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