World Bank ACE II Project Jobs – Information and Communication Officer at Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Project Name: Africa Higher
Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of
the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the development and
coordination of higher education and research in the region. Its mission is to
promote strategic and sustainable development of higher education systems and
research for supporting East Africa’s socio-economic development and regional
integration. The IUCEA Vision is to become a strategic institution of EAC
responsible for promoting, developing and coordinating human resources
development and research in the region. Currently there are 100 member
university institutions, both public and private from all the EAC Partner
States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
About World Bank ACE II Project:
The World Bank
is helping to develop regional higher education centers of excellence in Eastern
and Southern Africa to promote regional specialization among participating
universities within areas that address particular common development
challenges, and strengthen the capacities of these universities to deliver high
quality training and applied research. Following the above, a Regional Steering
Committee (RSC) has already been established to oversee implementation of the
ACE II project. Subsequently, the RSC has selected the Inter-University Council
for East Africa (IUCEA) to be the Regional Facilitation Unit (RFU) for the
project. The RFU will be involved in the preparation and implementation of the
project by carrying out the day-to-day project activities. Hence, it will
facilitate and coordinate the regional aspects of the project as the Secretariat
of the RSC. The RFU will handle the logistics for the call for proposals and selection,
work with selected institutions in developing a work plan, undertake monitoring
and evaluation, coordinate capacity building initiatives for the selected centers
of excellence, and share good practices across countries
Job Summary:  The Information and Communication Officer will
primarily be responsible for communication and dissemination of project
information including ACE II website management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent supports the Project Coordinator in
the daily operations of ACE II activities
Ensures development, operationalization and
maintenance of an on-line website and portal for the ACE II project, with
frequent regular updates
The incumbent develops and operationalizes a project
information management system
Publishes on IUCEA/ACE II website information
relevant for dissemination to wider public
The job holder publishes and
disseminates/communicates evaluation results and information on successful ACE
Implements internal and external strategies for
communication and advocacy
Organizes proposal improvement workshops
Develops and operationalizes guidelines and tools
for collecting relevant information
Performs any other functions related to the
successful implementation of the ACE II project as directed by the Project
Key Performance Indicators:
ACE II website managed properly
Communication materials developed and disseminated
Database on project/ activities, reports and outputs
Operational Project Management Information System
Appropriate project materials uploaded and edited on
the website continually
Newsletter articles, pamphlets and booklets
disseminating project information published
Project Social media platforms continually updated.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Mass Communication or related degree.
Possession of a Postgraduate training in ICT is an
added advantage.
At least five years’ of relevant experience at the
national or international level in management and dissemination of
communication or advocacy.
Previous experience in the usage of computers and
office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of
web-based management systems and social media communication in an academic or
research institution preferably.
Good website management skills
Previous experience in project and information
Conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Working knowledge of ICT applications to information
management and dissemination
Ability to communicate with stakeholders
Skills to communicate through social media
Good writing skills, effective team member, attention
to details
Not more than 55 years.
How to Apply: 
All qualified
and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters
accompanied with the following documents:
Certified copies of the applicants degree awards
Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
Addresses of three referees, one of which should be
of the current immediate supervisor.
The applications
should clearly marked “Application for the post of Information and
Communication Officer” in hard copy or via E-mail addressed to:
The Executive
Council for East Africa
Plot M833,
Kigobe Road
P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414
256 251/2
Fax: +256 414
342 007
E-mail to:
Deadline: 16th November, 2015
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