Public Relations Officer Career Opportunity – UAP Insurance

Organisation: UAP Insurance
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Marketing Manager
About US:
UAP Holdings Limited is the
pan-African Financial Services
Company with a primary purpose of acting as a holding company for the various
UAP businesses.
The Group’s origins in Kenya date back to the 1920’s when Provincial Insurance
Company of East Africa was incorporated. UAP Group embarked on a multi-phased
restructuring plan in 2006 to shift from a traditional non-life insurance
business to a broad-based Insurance and Financial Services Group. UAP Group has
grown into a Pan-African Financial Services Group with a geographical footprint
in six (6) countries namely Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The range of services and products have
grown beyond General Insurance to include Life Assurance, Property Investments,
Fund Management and related Financial Services such as insurance premium
financing, financial advisory and securities brokerage.
Key Duties and
  • In
    charge of planning publicity strategies and campaigns
  • In
    charge of writing and producing presentations and press releases
  • Dealing
    with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations
  • Actively
    organising promotional events such as press conferences, open days,
    exhibitions, tours and visits
  • Speaking
    publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
  • Offering
    clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current
    PR campaigns progress
  • Regularly
    analysing media coverage .commissioning or undertaking relevant market
  • Works
    closely with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets,
    timescales and objectives
  • Designing,
    writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles,
    leaflets, ‘in-house’
  • Journals,
    reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional videos.
  • Responsible
    for filling, records, ensure you have all material are well label for ease
    of identification.
  • Relationships
    with style influencers and tastemakers, with a presence in the fashion
    industry and community.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should have solid knowledge of lifestyle media and
    highly-developed skills in building and maintaining media relationships.
  • Awareness
    of celebrity talent, films and TV
  • Sophisticated
    knowledge of media and track record in securing favourable publicity
  • Possess
    the ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to
  • Past
    experience managing client relationships as well as day-to-day activities.
  • A
    multichannel communicator and integrator of media strategies across
    several channels, specifically earned, shared and owned.
  • A
    strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture.
  • Excellent
    media and editor relationships.
  • Ability
    to handle multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities
  • Proven
    skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution marketing,
    communications and public relations activities.
  • Strong
    creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills.
  • Prior
    experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, training,
    developing, supervising and appraising personnel.
  • Demonstrated
    successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and
    negotiating with media.
  • Past
    experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and
  • Computer
    literacy skills with proficiency in word processing, page layout and
    knowledge in Adobe, illustrator or graphics system
  • Exhibit
    commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional
  • Excellent
    oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability
    to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Out-of-town,
    overnight travel is required.
  • Excellent
    analytical thinking skills
  • Customer
    service orientation
  • High
    degree of Innovation
  • Skills
    in Relationship Building
  • Professional
  • Team
    working- Actively includes individuals from all backgrounds in team
    activities, take time and to understand other organisation.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to
join the Insurance industry should send their applications via Email with an
undated CV and cover letter to
Deadline: 11th April
2015 by 5PM
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