Deputy Director, Communications & Public Relations Job Placement – Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

Organisation: Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About US:
Uganda
Investment Authority (UIA), a statutory agency is mandated to initiate and
support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and to advise Government on
appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth in the
country.
Job Summary: The Deputy Director, Communications & Public
Relations will be responsible for enhancing the organisation’s internal and
external communication and corporate image through formulation of professional
communication tools and promotional platforms aimed at portraying Uganda as the
leading investment destination.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer strategic planning and leadership in
    liaison with the Executive Director to enhance the corporate image of the
    organisation;
  • Develop and implement a marketing and
    communications strategy that promotes Uganda Investment potential and UIA
    services to international and domestic customers and stakeholders;
  • Formulate and implement PR programmes to
    enable the organisation achieve its overall objectives stated in the
    Strategic Plan;
  • Develop a media network (newspapers, TV,
    radio, internet, specialised and general press, local, regional and
    international) and ensure regular feed of investment related information
    for media dissemination;
  • Ensure consistent and coordinated messages
    about investment opportunities in Uganda and the incentives available to
    both domestic and foreign investors;
  • Recommend and implement informational and
    promotional strategies for corporate purposes and design innovative PR
    promotional materials;
  • Develop various types of media tools (in print,
    broadcast electronic and social media) that can be used to communicate
    investment opportunities;
  • Co-ordinate organisational displays,
    exhibitions, interactive radio and television talks;
  • Maintain and regularly update the UIA
    website;
  • Develop and maintain interactive social
    networking communication channels aimed at engaging public discussion and
    awareness on investment related activities;
  • Prepare speeches or PowerPoint presentations
    for the Management Team as required;
  • Ensure standardisation of all communication
    collateral e.g. speeches, press releases, opinion pieces, briefing notes,
    among others;
  • Regularly monitor the public’s perception of
    the organisation and report to management;
  • Ensure that the organisation’s events and
    activities are conducted to the best professional standards and are
    aligned with the overall corporate plan and communications objectives
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports,
    newsletters and newsflashes on activities and results achieved by UIA;
  • Carry out regular research on Uganda’s
    investment performance and investment opportunities and strengths and
    disseminate appropriate stories and case studies to national and
    international media
  • Maintain a market intelligence service in
    support of all operating divisions
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Mass Communications or Public Relations or the equivalent
    Journalism from a recognised institution;
  • Possession of a Post Graduate training in Mass
    Communications or Journalism
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
    will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a
    similar or related job.
  • Broad knowledge of Uganda’s economy, business
    environment, investment opportunities and culture compared to that of
    competing location;
  • Excellent track record and an in-depth
    understanding formulating business to business marketing and communication
    strategies;
  • Excellent communication, analytical and
    interpersonal skills with a good command of English Language;
  • Excellent speech delivery and presentation
    skills;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Excellent Public Relations, persuasion,
    networking and negotiation skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently and with
    strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in
    Microsoft Office suite, use of social media for marketing purposes,
    Desktop publishing and internet, with working knowledge of website content
    management systems.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download Here) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training Centre addressed to the:
The
Executive Director,
Uganda
Investment Authority,
P.O.
Box 7418, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 1st February, 2016
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