Information Officer – Media and Documentation Career Placement – UBOS

Organization: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Information Officer/Communications
Job Ref: UBOS/HRM-CPR/2015/03
About US:
The Uganda Bureau of
Statistics (UBOS) is a semi-autonomous body established by the Uganda Bureau of
Statistics Act, 1998, to promote the production of reliable official statistics
and ensure the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System
(NSS). The mandate of the Bureau is the production, coordination and
dissemination of official statistics.
Key Duties and
  • In
    charge of documenting UBOS and other activities of interest by
    stakeholders in the NSS through videography and photography;
  • In
    charge of the production of edited activity videos, video clips and
    documentaries for screening at different UBOS and related meetings,
    workshops and exhibitions;
  • Collate
    and analyses media coverage and produce a daily press digest about UBOS
    and her activities as well as reports and application of Statistics in the
  • Conduct
    research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media;
  • Responsible
    for the development and maintenance a UBOS digital photo and video
  • Maintain
    the UBOS Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube;
  • Preparing
    and supervising the production of promotional videos, photographs, films
    and multimedia programmes;
  • Devise
    and coordinate photo opportunities;
  • Take
    responsibility for the UBOS digital equipment;
  • Work
    closely with the media and secure or provide digital content of specific
    interest to the Bureau;
  • Call
    and facilitate media engagements including Press Conferences;
  • In
    charge of the development and maintenance a Media Partners’ Database;
  • Actively
    participate in the various Community Sensitisation programmes;
  • Perform
    any other related functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Information Officer – Media and Documentation should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree with honours in Mass Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public
    Relations, Customer Care, Videography, Photography, Film Studies, Library
    and Information Science, Graphic Arts, Liberal Arts, Languages and
    Literature, Publishing, Education or other related area;
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in Video Editing, Videography,
    Photography and Production in a reputable media institution or
  • Additional
    training in Professional Video Production and Editing will be an added
  • Past
    experience in statistical production processes will be another added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications indicating applicant’s
postal address, Email contact, three referees with their contact addresses and
telephone contacts as well as copies academic transcripts, certificates and an
updated CV. The application should clearly indicate the relevant job title
(position applied for) and reference number.
Address / Send complete
applications to:
The Deputy Executive Director
– Corporate Services
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Plot 9, Colville Street
P.O Box 7186,
Kampala. Uganda.
E-mail to:
NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be
contacted and any sort of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: Friday, 3rd
July, 2015
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