NARO Jobs – Media and Public Relations Officer at National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)

Organisation: National
Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Duty Station: Namulonge,
Uganda
About NACCRI:
National Crops Resources
Research Institute (NaCRRI) is one of the six National Agricultural Research
Institute (NARIS) under the policy guidance and co-ordination of the National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). The National Agricultural Research
Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance and coordination of all
agricultural research activities in the national agricultural research system
in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Media
& Public Relations Officer will work with the Uganda Bioscience Information
Center (UBIC) and be responsible for the planning and delivery of UBIC’s
outreach activities. The incumbent will carve out new pathways and
relationships to exchange knowledge and information among diverse target
audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Media & Public Relations Officer under the supervision of the
    Coordinator will:
  • Mainly
    strengthen the development, packaging, and dissemination of messages of
    information to targeted audiences’ including farmers’ associate and
    religious/cultural leaders through existing channels
  • Identify,
    and upon approval engage, non-tapped channels for implementing awareness
    campaigns
  • Strategize,
    create, and execute an institutional/ national/international media
    engagement plan
  • Actively
    interact with other bioscience communication initiatives to identify and
    encourage partnerships for effectively delivering the messages to target
    audiences
  • Offer
    monitoring, valuation, and reports on communication activities
  • Work
    closely with the finance office to develop and handle related budgets
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the UBIC Coordinator. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Post-secondary degree in Communications,
    Journalism, Sales and Marketing, Extension Services or related fields is
    preferred.
  • Three
    or more years’ experience earned in media, marketing, communications,
    outreach and/or public relations.
  • Excellent
    relationship-building skills among communicators across different sectors.
  • Excellent
    track record of earned media coverage at national and international
    levels.
  • Record
    of successful social media/online engagement will be an added advantage.
  • Prior
    working experience from different parts of Uganda will also be an added
    advantage.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send their applications and corresponding credentials to:
Coordinator,
Uganda Biosciences Information
Center (UBIC) National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI),
Namulonge, 9 km Gayaza-Zirobwe
road.
P.O. Box 7084, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: 0414 573016
Or via email to: ubic.nacrri@gmail.com
Deadline: July 11, 2014

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