Entry Level PR Jobs – Public Relations Officer (Opco) at Smile Communications (U) Ltd

Organisation: Smile
Communications (U) Ltd
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Manager – Marketing
About Us:
NFT Consult, a leading HR
Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it valuable client, Smile Communications
(U) Ltd is a leading ISP in Uganda offering 4G LTE super-fast, high quality and
reliable internet access services. NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer
tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost
savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness
yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.
Job Summary: The Public
Relations Officer will be responsible for managing support functions essential
to marketing which include the implementation, building and maintaining of
integrated Public relations using a wide range of media to enrich the Company’s
reputation within the public eye.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In
    charge of planning, organizing and implementing PR campaigns as per OPCO
    marketing strategies to achieve significant increase in the OPCO’s brand
    awareness
  • Maintain
    a favorable public image for the OPCO by writing and producing press
    releases, thought leadership articles, reports and presentations with the
    Senior Manager-Marketing and the group and local agencies as appropriate
  • Pitch
    and distribute OPCO approved communication to relevant and targeted media
    both national and local to achieve the highest visibility in print,
    broadcast, TV and online
  • Cultivate
    relationships with key business journalists in national and trade
    publications
  • Proactively
    manage PR editorial and event calendars
  • Plan
    and organize marketing PR events in liaison with Marketing Operations that
    will include but not limited to; press conferences, interviews, trade
    shows, CSR, exhibitions, event activations, open days and press visits
  • Source
    and manage speaking and sponsorship opportunities for the OPCO that will
    foster community relations through involvement in community initiatives
  • Oversee
    the PR aspect of any potential crisis situation in line with the Senior
    Manager-Marketing
  • Collate
    and analyze media coverage on ROI comparing marketing spend versus PR
    value achieved
  • Perform
    any other ad hoc duties assigned to you from time to time by the Senior
    Manager-Marketing or any other person appointed by the Company for this
    purpose
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Public Relations Officer vacancy should hold a Degree
    in Business Administration, Mass Communication, Marketing or Public
    Relations – essential
  • Possession
    of CIM as an added advantage
  • At
    least two years’ experience in Public Relations and event management
  • Past
    experience in a telecom/ISP is an added advantage
  • Excellent
    communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Analytical
    insights and reporting skills
  • Project
    management and ability to plan and prioritize effectively
  • Self-driven,
    initiative
  • Multi-tasking
  • Process
    focused
  • Be
    a good team player
  • Highly
    proactive
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.
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