Communication and Public Relations Manager Job Placement – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About US:
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency
established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a
corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of
Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to
stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The
Communication and Public Relations Manager will manage NFA’s Public Relations
function and foster stakeholder/Public understanding of NFA’s mandate and
activities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The
    jobholder will develop, implement and evaluate communication plans that
    promote the image of NFA.
  • Design,
    implement and evaluate information, education and communication strategy
    of the NFA.
  • Develop
    and periodically review NFA’s stakeholder log for proactive engagement.
    Initiate, maintain and review NFA media relations for positive
    coverage.
  • The
    incumbent will also educate corporate entities about forestry sector and
    engage them to enlist support for NFA’s reafforestation
    initiatives.
  • Organise
    press conferences, prepare, edit and disseminate press releases and
    statements.
  • Produce,
    edit and disseminate quality information, education and communication
    materials eg newsletters, booklets, inserts, calendars, performance
    reports, posters and branded corporate wear/souvenirs.
  • Arrange,
    facilitate and participate in NFA’s live and pre-recorded media programs.
  • Support
    NFA’s staff at the head office and in the field to educate and inform
    stakeholders and the general public.
  • Collect,
    compile, edit and preview materials for NFA’s website.
  • Supervise
    the activities of NFA’s Education and Documentation Centre (Library)
    and Reception Area(s).
  • Organise
    and manage meetings with stakeholders as well as preparing schedules,
    talking points and producing reports.
  • In-charge
    of NFA’s corporate events-Trade fairs, Anniversaries and Open-Days.
  • Act
    as the official spokesperson for NFA.
  • Perform
    any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry
    Authority (NFA) Communication and Public Relations Manager job vacancy
    should hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Journalism, and
    Education, Arts or public relations and corporate communications.
    Postgraduate training in communications, Media and /or Public relations is
    an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in the mainstream media, corporate
    communications and/or public relations with a reputable public or private
    entity.
  • Excellent
    verbal, writing and reporting skills.
  • A
    pleasant personality, good interpersonal and persuasive skills.
  • Knowledge
    of software for publishing and on-line communication.
  • Extensive
    network within the media fraternity.
  • A
    positive attitude and ability to work at own initiative.
  • Ability
    to work under minimal supervision, pressure and tight deadlines.
  • High
    degree of flexibility, ability to multi-task and willingness to
    work beyond official working hours.
  • Ability
    to freely interact with and influence people at All levels.
  • Possession
    of confidentiality and impeccable integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants education,
qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary and naming three
referees, plus their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 3rd
February 2017
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