Project Communication Specialist Career Opportunity – PSFU World Bank CEDP Project

Organization: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Competitive
and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator, CEDP
About CEDP:
The Government of Uganda has received credit from the World Bank towards
implementation of the Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP).
The project development objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of
enterprises in Uganda through supporting reforms in priority productive and
service sectors geared towards a better investment climate with particular
focus on MSMEs.
The 5 year project comprises of four major components and will be
implemented by seven agencies. However, the overall coordination of the Project
will lie with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through a Project
Coordination Unit (PCU).
Job Summary: The Project
Communication Specialist will mainly oversee project communications by
technically supporting the PCU in ensuring timely and appropriate generation,
collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project
information. The PCM shall ensure timely and regular information dissemination
and sharing of information to stakeholders on Project implementation issues and
ensure effective stakeholder participation and support.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Refine/develop and supervise the
    implementation of the CEDP Communication
  • Strategy in line with the Project
    Development Objective; 
  • Assess information needs of the
    stakeholders and prepare targeted messages on Project issues
  • Actively coordinate the development and
    production of IEC materials in liaison with the various project staff and
    stakeholders to ensure quality and timely dissemination.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of
    the communication strategy
  • Work closely with print/electronic media
    on promotion of the Project activities.
  • Work with traditional media groups to
    disseminate Project messages.
  • Promote a positive culture and image of
    the Project and market the Project for greater visibility and access of
    the target population
  • Actively review the information on the
    Project website and provide content development support and ensure website
    promotion on a regular basis
  • Organize media events such as press
    conferences, talk-shows, interviews of key project staff and stakeholders
    on public and private media.
  • Supervise the development of printed,
    multimedia and/or web-based publications (case studies, research reports,
    project updates, newsletters etc.) and provide quality control in line
    with the Project corporate identity standards
  • Generate specific outputs (deliverables)
    as determined from time to time in the respective projected work plans for
    each quarter.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be
    assigned to him/her from time to time.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Developing and implementation of the CEDP
    Communication Strategy;
  • Assessing information needs of key
    Stakeholders as well as public relations
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Communication
    Strategy
  • Promotion of positive culture and image of
    the project
  • Coordinate preparation of information to
    update the CEDP Website
  • Development of Information, Education and
    Communication (IEC) materials and multimedia productions for Social Media
  • Development of a communication Procurement
    Plan, Work Plan and Budget
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The candidates should be Ugandans holding
    a honorsā€™ degree in any of the following areas: Mass Communication,
    Journalism, Development Communication, and Media Studies
  • Hold post-graduate qualification in: Mass
    Communication, Journalism, Development Communication, Media Studies,
    Marketing, Public Relations, Business Administration and Project
    Management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of six to eight years of
    professional experience in communication at a senior position in public or
    private organizations, international agencies or other credible/ reputable
    institutions.
  • Past experience in communication and media
    relations, media campaigns and promotional material development
  • Prior experience in using a wide range of
    communication tools in print, broad casting, electronic and traditional
    media as well as public relations
  • Past exposure and experience in working
    with grass roots communities, private sector based marketing and
    promotions, non-governmental organizations, multilateral and bilateral
    development agencies and government.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and
    written)
  • High level of honesty, integrity and
    versatility
  • Should be able to work with minimum
    supervision and deliver under pressure
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita and photocopies
of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please indicate the position
being applied for on top of the envelope.
The Project Coordinator,
Competitiveness and Enterprise
Development Project (CEDP)
Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU)
Plot 43, Nakasero Road,
P. O. Box 7683, Kampala-
Uganda.
Deadline: 1st September, 2014

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