Corporate Affairs Manager Job – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:     Corporate Affairs Manager
Organization: Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
About UEGCL:
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the
Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and
Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of
the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; Implement Flagship Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and
Isimba (183MW; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Corporate Affairs Manager will develop, manage
and implement an effective Corporate Affairs Strategy for the organisation that
enhances visibility and goodwill towards the organisation and coordination of
all its internal and external stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build, strengthen and maintain positive media
    relationships with all sections of the media so as to enhance goodwill,
    objective reporting and favourable/ positive public and media perception
    of the company.
  • Develop, execute and prepare monthly reports
    on execution of the Corporate Affairs strategies.
  • Ensure articulate and consistent communication
    of the desired company image and position both internally and externally.
  • The incumbent will also identify and exploit
    Corporate Affairs/Public Relations opportunities, needs and implement
    proactive publicity programmes in order to obtain positive/favourable
    coverage in the media.
  • Responsible for the company’s editorial
    direction, design, production and distribution of all company publications
    and adverts. e.g. Annual reports
  • The jobholder will also be tasked with the
    management of the maintenance of a high quality, regularly updated and
    interactive corporate website and other new social media channels and
    analyse website performance on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Design and implement communication
    sensitization programmes for the company aimed at enhancing the corporate image
    and visibility.
  • Ensure that the company communication outputs
    are of a high standard and are delivered within agreed budget and desired
    timelines.
  • Plan for and coordinate the implementation of
    the company Corporate Social Responsibility and ensure positive publicity
    in print and electronic media.
  • Manage the Public Relations budget for cost
    control and ensuring value for money.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The prospective employee should hold a Graduate
    Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences or any related
    discipline.
  • Relevant Post Graduate qualification and
    affiliation to relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years’ experience in a similar
    position in a busy and vibrant organisation.
  • Three years’ experience in media practice in
    busy and reputable organisations.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should physically deliver their
applications with copies of their academic documents and detailed CVs
indicating two referees and their full addresses to:
The
Chief Executive Officer,
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd
Floor, UEDCL Tower,
Plot
37 Nakasero Road,
P.O.
Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Wednesday 16th, March 2016 by 5pm.
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