Manager Public Relations & Marketing Career Opportunity – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)




Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
(UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About UNBS:
Uganda National Bureau of Standards
(UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and
Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of standards and quality of
products and services so as to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries
and protect consumers.
Job Summary:  The
Manager Public Relations & Marketing will serve as the Principal
communication contact and promote activities and programmes of UNBS to the
general public in a strategic manner with the main aim of improving the
corporate image of the Bureau.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In
charge of creating and maintaining media contact and manage relationship with
key media partners, PR agencies and the Government of Uganda media centre
·        
Ensure
the highest standards of customer care are met at all times including answering
enquiries from media, individuals and other organizations
·        
Arrange
and coordinate media briefs and interviews with journalists, prepare and
distribute news releases
·        
Prepare
and oversee the production of UNBS publicity materials i.e. brochures,
handouts, website content, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos,
photographs, films and multimedia programmes
·        
Organise
events including press conferences, exhibitions, trade fairs, publicity
workshops and seminars, quality gala, open days, press and visitors tours
·        
The
incumbent will be charged with overseeing the PR aspect of a potential crisis
situation that may impact on UNBS Corporate image.
·        
Develop
and implement an integrated marketing communication strategy for UNBS products
and services.
·        
Regularly
review all UNBS services and products and develop appropriate marketing
activities and services to drive awareness.
·        
Carry
out effective mapping of UNBS stakeholders and determine the effective reach
out strategy.
·        
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by Executive Director/UNBS Management.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field
·        
Possession
of an Honours degree in Mass communication, Public Relations and Management,
Journalism, B. Commerce, (Marketing option) BBA(Marketing option) or any other
related field from a reputable university
·        
At
least ten years of relevant working experience in a reputable organization.
·        
Possession
of a professional qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage
·        
Highly
computer literate in MS word, Excel, Access, internet and PowerPoint and social
media
·        
The
successful candidate needs to be a team player
·        
Excellent
communication skills
·        
Excellent
oral communication and presentation skills
·        
Ability
to work effectively with minimum supervision
·        
Age: 30 – 45 years
How to Apply:
All qualified applicants should send
their applications together with attached copies of all academic
qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CVs with mobile
telephone numbers indicated, names and contact details of three referees, to
the address below; 
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O Box 6329,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 26th July 2015 by 5:00
PM
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