Manager Public Relations Job Placement – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary to the
Authority
About US:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Manager Public Relations will continuously
enhance and protect NDA with an unwavering focus on building and maintaining
NDA’s reputation and image.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The incumbent will manage the Public Relations Unit by formulating short and long
term Public relations and Communication strategies and supervise implementation
of such plans
·        
Increase
public awareness of NDA’s vision and strategies, value propositions and develop
NDA’s corporate image and identity
·        
Identify
main client groups and audiences and determine the best way to reach
them
·        
Monitor,
track and advise on all NDA / medicines regulatory news related articles and
releases.
·        
Grow
and manage NDA’s social media content
·        
Monitor
stakeholder dialogue and feedback, synthesize and make recommendations
for action
·        
Establish
and maintain relationships with key media outlets.
·        
Provide
support in managing crisis communications related to NDA’s regulatory mandate.
·        
Develop,
review and implement communication and public relations policy,
guidelines and SOPs
·        
Prepare
and submit periodic reports outlining the performance of the unit
·        
Perform
any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be assigned from time to
time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Drug
Authority (NDA) Manager Public
Relations job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication,
Public relations, Journalism, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and a Master’s in Mass communication, Public
relations, Public Health, Business Administration
·        
At
least eight (8) years working experience, five (5) of which should have been as
a manager or at senior management position in reputable organization.
·        
Excellent
written and communication skills;
·        
Highly
flexible and able to respond effectively to unforeseen workplace circumstances;
·        
High
maturity of character with high levels of confidentiality;
·        
Knowledge
and experience using Computer applications.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your
Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be
your current or most recent employer either electronically to the e-mail
address- hr@nda.or.ug or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, 1st
Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA. Your application
should be addressed to the Head Human Resources and Administration, National
Drug Authority.
Deadline: 10th
January 2018
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