National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Jobs – Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications

Organisation: National
Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports To: Managing
Director
About NSSF: 
The National Social Security
Fund (NSSF) is a Provident Fund mandated to provide social security to its
members as prescribed by law under CAP 222 (Laws of Uganda) through efficient
management of members’ contributions. The NSSF asset base is currently over
Ugx. 4 trillion, making the Fund one of the largest players in Uganda’s
economy.
The National Social Security
Fund (NSSF) is positioning itself to be the Social Security Provider of Choice
in Uganda. Our belief at the Fund is that each employee contributes directly to
the growth and success of the business and each employee is expected to take
pride in being a member of the team.
Job Summary: The NSSF
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications will primarily develop and
implement marketing and communications strategies to ensure the NSSF brand,
products and services are successfully managed for effective market penetration
and market share growth.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible
    for the development and execution of marketing and communication
    strategies.
  • Responsible
    for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Fund
    publications.
  • Ensure
    articulation and consistent communication of the Fund’s desired image and
    position both internally and externally.
  • Develop
    and monitor Service Level Agreements (SLA) with all service providers (e.g
    media houses, advertising and, research agencies) to ensure efficiency,
    value for money and timely delivery against set targets.
  • Develop
    short and long term plans and budgets for marketing/public relations
    programs and activities, monitor progress, and evaluate performance.
  • Commission
    appropriate and relevant market research and develop strategies to counter
    competition to ensure Fund’s market leadership.
  • Develop
    a branding strategy to ensure and promote visibility, consistency and a
    positive image of the Fund
  • Develop
    a strategy for effective management of key stakeholder relations in order
    for the Fund to obtain a credible lobby platform for its positions on
    various issues.
  • Develop
    and implement integrated PR plans to support and supplement various brand
    and product events and activities e.g. launches, sponsorships, promotions
    in line with organizational objectives.
  • Develop
    and execute a coherent, effective Corporate Social Responsibility strategy
    that portrays the Fund as a good corporate citizen.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Marketing
    or any other related field.
  • Possession
    of a Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Chartered
    Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditation or Post graduate qualification
    in Marketing.
  • At
    least ten years’ experience with five years at senior management level in
    a large organization.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in design and execution of marketing, communication and public
    relations activities.
  • Past
    exposure and experience developing and managing budgets
  • Prior
    experience managing research process
  • Be
    a strong communicator, have excellent written, presentation, oral
    communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess
    strong leadership skills, be able to motivate and influence others.
  • Be
    able to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and be
    able to work in a changing environment.
  • Excellent
    track record of honesty and integrity
  • Good
    problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • The
    applicant should be of high morals and integrity.
How to Apply: 
If you are suitably qualified
and interested in joining the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), please send
your application enclosing detailed curriculum vitae giving three professional
referees and copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials,
postal address and daytime telephone contact.
The complete applications
should be addressed to: The Managing Director, ABS Consulting Group, Workers
House, Plot 1, Pilkington Road, 9th Floor, Southern Wing. P.O. Box 29526,
Kampala. Uganda.
Please indicate the position
applied for on the envelope (“Application for the position of………”)
Deadline: 30th June, 2014 by 5PM

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