Public Relations Officer Jobs – GIZ

Job Title:            Public Relations Officer
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with International operations in
Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and other national
and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of
the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the
Government of Uganda.
The Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme
(PREEEP) is implemented on behalf of the Government of Uganda, the German
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), The BMZ’s
German Climate Technology Fund (DKTI), the Dutch-German-
Norwegian-British-Swiss- Swedish Partnership “Energising Development”
(EnDev), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation,
Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Job Summary: The Public
Relations Officer will render support to the PREEEP programme and its partners,
as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement standards and guidelines for GIZ
communication work.
Assist the programme leaders to present a
consistent corporate image and communicating GIZ corporate policy and strategy
to staff in the programme
Systematic planning and management of
communication activities
Cooperation with GIZ’s Corporate Communications
Unit, managing the exchange of information on communication
Cooperation and participation in the corporate
communication network, e.g. participating in corporate communication workshops
Guide to components within the programme and
fellow officers tasked with communications, on their communication work
Quality management of articles and documents
from the programme; coordinating cooperation with external communication
service providers (e.g. appraisers, agencies, photographers, trainers,
Creation and assurance of a quality pool of
service providers (text, printers, graphic designers, proof readers,
lithography etc.)
Coordination and implementation of communication
work (including supporting components to identify and budget for communication
He/she will be expected to perform the following
Perform other duties and tasks at the request of

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s or
Master’s degree with a focus on; Communications, Development studies,
International development, rural development environmental management and/or
relevant linkages to event management and public relations
At least five years of experience in the
development field including a focus on media work, public relations, event
management and internal communications.
First experience in public relations and event
Previous experience with media production
Experience in event management
Editorial experience, experience in writing
articles and press releases
Experience working with local authorities and
Experience in thematic areas linked to Renewable
Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency (EE) and/ or climate change;
Knowledge of relevant RE and EE activities/issues
in Uganda;
Experience working with various stakeholders
(local authorities, national governments, international bodies
Experience working within a multi-cultural
context and within international organizations;
Gender awareness about issues surrounding RE and
Strong social, communicative, organizational and
intercultural skills
Some experience in monitoring and evaluation,
reporting and research, preparation of program contextualization;
Ability to meet commitments, plan ahead of time,
observe deadlines and achieve results;
Ability to express his/herself clearly and
concisely both verbally and in writing
Good working knowledge of ICT technologies,
related software and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
Phone, email and internet skills
Team building skills
Very good knowledge of the English language
Fluency in oral and written English is required;
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to:
Please note: Only those applications with the subject heading “Public Relations
Officer” will be accepted. Application and CV should be in one document.
Deadline: 8th December 2017
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