Parliamentary Commission Jobs – Director, Communication and Public Affairs

Organisation: The
Parliamentary Commission of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports To: Deputy
Clerk, Corporate Affairs
Salary Scale: PC1SE
About Us:
The Parliamentary Commission of
Uganda serves the following functions;
  • To
    appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding
    public office in Parliament;
  • To
    review the terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and
    qualifications  of persons holding
    office in Parliament;
  • To
    provide a Parliamentary reporting service;
  • To
    provide such other staff and facilities as are required to ensure
    efficient functioning of the Parliament;
  • To
    cause to be prepared in each financial year, estimates of revenue and
    expenditure for the next financial year; and
  • To
    make recommendations to Parliament, or with the approval of Parliament,
    determine the allowances payable and privileges available to the Speaker
    and Members of Parliament.
Job Summary: The
Director, Communication and Public Affairs will offer strategic communication
direction to the Parliament of Uganda and promote the Institution’s visibility,
Mission and Vision.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    guidance and leadership to the Communication and Public Affairs
    Department.
  • The
    applicant will serve as the official spokesperson of the Parliament of
    Uganda by communicating its views, position and manage its internal and
    external communication;
  • Develop
    and maintain good working relations with internal and external
    stakeholders;
  • Serve
    as a Member of Board of Management;
  • Initiate,
    plan and organize Public Relations/Promotions and Advertising campaigns
    for the institution, according to the Parliamentary Commission’s public
    relations activity calendar and communication strategy;
  • Prepare
    strategic work plans and budgets for the Department;
  • Initiate
    the development of Information, Education & Communication materials;
    appropriately procure and disseminate them accordingly;
  • Manage
    the design and production of Parliament’s corporate communication
    materials;
  • Actively
    formulate and manage the Guest Relations and Events Management plans in
    Parliament;
  • Prepare
    and send periodic reports on Departmental activities;
  • Supervise,
    coach and develop subordinates; and
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold an Honours Degree in Mass Communication,
    Communication Studies, Journalism, or Arts with Communication and Public
    Relations studied as subjects, from a recognized University/Institution
    plus a Masters’ Degree in a relevant field.
  • The
    applicant should have at least ten (10) years working experience, three
    (3)
  • Communication
    or Public Relations or Information or Protocol and Public Affairs
    Department from a recognized Institution or at the level of Assistant
    Commissioner in a Government Institution.
  • Possess
    the ability to promptly respond to issues raised regarding the Parliament
    of Uganda;
  • Highly
    diplomatic with personal etiquette;
  • Promotes
    good self-image and personal reputation;
  • Possess
    the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a busy
    political environment;
  • Ability
    to manage stressful situations;
  • Good
    supervisory skills;
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrate
    strong leadership skills; and
  • Excellent
    analytical skills.
How to Apply:
All applications should be
addressed to the Secretary, Parliamentary Commission, P.O Box 7178 Kampala,
Uganda via post or hand delivered to the Parliamentary Registry, Room No. 112,
1st Floor, South Wing, Parliament of Uganda.
All applicants should endeavor
to attach recent passport size photographs, Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies
of academic certificates and transcripts and indicate two (2) competent
referees.
Serving Officers in Government
institutions should route their applications through their respective Heads of
Departments.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2015
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