Officer Media Relations Job Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Officer Media Relations
About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was
established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No.
15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain
the national roads network, advise Government on general roads policy and
contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Officer
Media Relations will be responsible for implementing media and communication
strategies to enhance the reputation of UNRA. The job holder will compile information
from the respective directorates, and formulate stories, articles, on different
aspects of UNRA to be disseminated to the public. H/She will develop information
gathering tools to get feedback from the public and coordinate different
media related activities from time to time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In charge of maintaining an
    events calendar, booking press events, and compiling information on
    UNRA for display on screens throughout the Institution, and on the web
    for staff and public access;
  • Produce background briefings and
    prepare spokespeople for Interviews, and co-ordinate media interviews
    and filming requests;
  • Identify and exploit PR
    opportunities to maximise UNRA’s work, from news to feature items, to
    relevant targeted sector specific media issues;
  • Quickly respond to crisis
    communications to mitigate negative coverage and effectively responded
    to, including production of holding and position statements prior to
    any media events and interests;
  • In charge of coordinating major
    projects and campaigns, film crews and production units and monitoring
    press coverage and distributing information to staff.
  • Updating and maintaining a media
    database with key media contacts and measuring and evaluating all PR
    activities.
  • Conduct research internally on
    topical issues, including background research, interviews, UNRA News,
    communicate findings and make position statements to relevant
    departments in line with the communications guidelines;
  • Maintain and keep UNRA’s photo
    library up-to-date, in conjunction with UNRA’s events manager in line
    with PR guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned by the Senior Officer Media Relations.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA
    Officer Media Relations job vacancy should hold an Honor’s Bachelor’s
    Degree in Marketing and Mass Communication or any other related field;
  • Possession of any other post
    graduate qualifications in marketing or Mass Communication is an added
    advantage;
  • At least three years of professional
    corporate experience in a highly reputable organization;
  • Prior experience in Media and
    Public relations in a corporate organisation;
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work as part of a team
    and to develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal,
    particularly staff/management relations, oral and written
    communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and
    produce accurate results in an environment with multiple and
    challenging tasks;
  • Computer literacy skills
    mandatory
  • High level of integrity.
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:
Office of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda National Roads Authority,
Plot 5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487,
Kampala.
Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by
applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates who present forged
documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st
February 2016 by 17.00 hours
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