Corporate Communication Officer at Centenary Bank in Uganda

Centenary Bank, the leading Micro Finance and Commercial Bank in Uganda seeks to recruit suitably qualified, experi­enced and competent persons in the fol­lowing fields;
Reports to: Corporate Affairs and Communica­tions Manager.
Role: Implement and monitor the communica­tions and Public Relations activities of the bank in line with the approved budget and work plan.
Key Result Areas
  • Implement internal and external communica­tions activities to stake holders in line with the approved budget and work plan.
  • In liaison with and other departments, de­velop and edit content for newsletters, arti­cles, internal announcements, e-mailers and key messages about the bank activities that is intended the increase brand equity.
  • Implement Public Relations activities and publicity campaigns for all bank events on different platforms as per approved plan and budget.
  • Liaise with senior management to implement press conference activities and events that provide information to the general public and the bank’s key stakeholders.
  • Liaison with Heads of Division/departments to develop content for online information, and Update Information (Website, Share- Point )in line with the existing Service Level Agreement.
  • Monitor press and other electronic publica­tions on banks and financial institutions and generate daily/weekly reports and engage line department to win commitment to < countering competitor strategies and isola­tion of actionable issues.
  • Monitor press and other electronic publica­tions for issues that concern the bank and make daily/weekly and monthly reports for management attention.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Required Qualifications
  • Honours’ degree in Mass Communications, Social Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Business Administration, or other relevant field from a recognized University.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a commu­nications role in a fast moving services indus­try or large financial institution
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in managing relationships with various stakeholders including media.
  • Experience with innovative channels, social media and ways of communicating internally and externally.
  • Branding/Marketing experience is an added advantage.
Key Skills/Competencies
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate maturity and generate appropriate responses to inquiries about the bank.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while keeping key priorities in mind.
  • Should be creative, action – oriented and able to work under minimal supervision
  • A team player, with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent Organizational and Customer service skills.
  • Computer applications knowledge
  • Readiness to travel within Uganda
How to apply:
Interested persons who fully meet the above specifications are invited to apply;
  • Downloading an application form for employ­ment from http://www.centenarybank.co.ug/
  • Fill it and enclose an application letter, Curric­ulum Vitae (CV), three competent referees and applicable academic documents.
  •  Submit the application not later 26th June, 2012 to:
The General Manager, Human Resources, Centenary Bank Plot 16, Namirembe Road, P.O. Box 1892. KAMPALA 
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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