Public Relations and Communications Officer Job Opportunities – GIZ

 Public Relations and
Communications Officer
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: GIZ Head
of Programme Governance and Civil Society
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.
Job Summary: The Public
Relations and Communications Officer is responsible for the development of a
communication and visibility plan and strategy in line with EU requirements. The
jobholder will be tasked with implementation of the visibility plan of the
project. The incumbent will mainstream communication and visibility within the
overall GIZ Programme and partners. The jobholder will be ensuring regular
reporting on project progress, innovations and results
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate and organize the
communication and visibility efforts of the project
  • Develop
    a communication and visibility plan and strategy in line with the EU
  • Provide
    technical advice to partner organisations on the EU requirements for
    communication and visibility
  • Develop
    informative factsheets and other communication material
  • Develop
    promotional materials
  • Compilation
    of regular newsletter
  • Set
    up a photo database to store photo information and evidence on the
  • Regularly
    feeding social media channels
  • Organize
    press information tours
  • Organize
    joint excursions to project sites
  • Documentation
    of success stories
  • Short
    film or documentary on the programme
  • Organize
    visibility events, press conferences and press briefings
  • Ensure
    the correct use of logos and disclaimers by the EU co-funded component and
    all advisors and stakeholders
Other duties/additional tasks:
  • Ensure
    the ex-post publication of information on Contractors and Grant
    beneficiaries of the EU co-funded
  • Strengthen
    communication for and about civil society engagements in the policy
    formulation at national and local levels.
  • Actively
    contribute to dialogue and exchange between different stakeholders (state
    actors, NGOs, civil society) on relevant topics.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a University degree in public
    relations, communication, journalism or similar field.
  • At
    least five years of professional experience in the preparation and
    implementation of communication and awareness raising strategies;
  • Experience
    in the communication of EU funded programmes;
  • Very
    good knowledge of English, knowledge in German is an added value.
  • Good
    working knowledge of ICT and related software (Photoshop, GIS, design
    software, etc. ) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office);
  • Experience
    on gender mainstreaming desired;
  • Previous
    experience in communication of impacts;
  • Active,
    flexible and dynamic team player and excellent networker;
  • Excellent
    writing and communication skills;
  • Experience
    in workshop organisation, events management and diplomatic protocol.
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 & Communications Officer” will
be accepted.
Deadline: 28th January 2018
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