Public Relations Specialist PR Careers – Compassion International

Job Title:        Public Relations Specialist
Organization: Compassion International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior Manager
of Business Support
About Us:
Compassion International is a Christ Centered non-governmental
organization dedicated to child development. Through a holistic approach,
Compassion International addresses the spiritual, economic, social and physical
aspects of the neediest children in communities to help them become responsible
and fulfilled Christian adults.
Job Summary: The Public
Relations Specialist researches, develops, maintains, and implements policies
and programs that enhance Compassion’s reputation and relationships; this
person aids in cultivating the organization’s relations with the community,
government and regulatory entities, employees, donors, and other key
stakeholders. The Specialist further coordinates and disseminates the
organization’s communications with news or trade media contacts through special
events, public speaking, or other means used to reach defined audience and
program needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Maintains a personal relationship with
    Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a
    courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside
    of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • The incumbent also serves as an advocate
    for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and
    potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within
    one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of
  • Develops, regulates and maintains
    creative, clear and consistent communication materials in support of the
    organization’s marketing, public relations, and internal communications
    strategies that align with the organization’s brand/identity and core
  • Plans, develops, and publishes external
    communication (including press kits, press releases, annual reports,
    byline articles, storylines/pitch decks, web content, corporate messaging,
    and other PR vehicles). He or she may also develop and maintain lines of
    communication with media contacts and other external audience groups.
  • Coordinates with media to prepare and
    relay communication concerning the organization for the press and wider
    community with the purpose of enhancing relationships with all of the
    organization’s various publics in order to generate mutual understanding,
    goodwill, awareness and support.
  • Works cross-functionally to maintain the
    organization’s brand, including updating the style guide and editorial
  • Coaches and provides expertise to other
    professionals and support staff in the public relations discipline.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Compassion
    International Public Relations Specialist career placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Mass communication
  • At least five years’ experience in Public
    relations in an NGO setting of seven years’ experience in Public relations
    in another organization.
  • Accreditation in Public Relations and a
    member of the Public Relations Association of Uganda.
  • Requires in-depth conceptual and practical
    knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices and
    how own-area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors
    that differentiate the brand in the market
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with
    less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and
    resource requirements
  • Solves moderately complex problems; takes
    a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the
    analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Ability to drive. Explains difficult or
    sensitive information; works to build consensus
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter,
detailed curriculum vitae, three professional references, reference letter from
your current Pastor / Reverend, copies of academic qualification documents to:
The Senior Human Resource Specialist,
Compassion International Uganda,
Plot 8A3, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8936, Kampala.
Deadline: 18th
September 2017 by 5:00pm

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