Principal Public Relations Officer Job Placement – Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Organization: Uganda
National Examinations Board (UNEB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Secretary
About US:
Uganda National Examinations
Board (UNEB) is a body corporate established under Cap.137 Laws of Uganda. Its
Vision is “To be a leading center of assessment for quality education” and its
mission is “To ensure continued improvement of quality, validity and
reliability of assessment and evaluation of the curriculum and learners’
achievement.”
Job Summary: The Principal
Public Relations Officer will provide information about the Board’s activities
to the general public and to act as a link with stake-holders in a manner that
projects the image of the Board positively.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement
    the Public Relations and Communication policy and strategy to ensure
    maximum positive publicity of UNEB.
  • Direct
    and nurture Staff in the Public Relations section to enable them achieve
    their objectives as well as the organizational objectives.
  • Promote
    an understanding of the Board and its activities or programmes among
    stakeholders and the general public to generate and sustain appreciation
    of its contribution to national development.
  • Develop
    and maintain contacts with the media to maximize public relations
    opportunities and positive image building for the Board.
  • Develop
    an in-house journal or Newsletter and annual reports derived from
    departmental reports to disseminate information on all affairs and
    activities of the Board to maximize public awareness.
  • Maintain
    communication and marketing tools such as video and photographic library,
    brochures, calendars, diaries, flyers documentaries and an interactive
    Website.
  • Promptly
    respond to customer queries and complaints and compile information
    regarding complaints by the general public and other stake-holders as
    feedback to enable the Board take appropriate action.
  • Develop
    an internal communication network such that all Staff are kept informed
    about the Board’s policies and achievements and to get source materials
    for publicity purposes.
  • Develop
    a robust consultative network with external agencies in the planning and
    execution of events such as conferences press releases, social
    responsibility programmes to maximize organizational representation and
    public relations opportunities.
  • Perform
    protocol duties as need may arise.
  • Carryout
    necessary research required to maintain awareness of new developments in
    the field of Public Relations for maximum efficiency in executing the
    function.
  • Perform
    any other related duties as will be assigned from time to time by the
    supervisor.
     
Key Result Areas:
  • Existence
    of sound Public Relations policies, procedures and manuals.
  • Effective
    communication channels set up such as regular publication of a Newsletter,
    Brochures, Circulars, Press releases.
  • Harmonious
    relations between the Board and the general public.
  • Regular,
    concise and accurate information about the Board released to the media
    timely and after sufficient consultations.
  • A
    regularly maintained interactive website with current content



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the Principal Public Relations Officer r job must hold a Master’s
    degree in Mass Communication or Journalism from a reputable institution
    with specialization In Public Relations or with specialized postgraduate
    training in Public Relations.
  • At
    least eight (8) years of relevant working experience and a minimum of
    three (3) years at the level of Senior Public Relations Officer in the
    public sector or reputable organization(s) in the private sector.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, report writing and communication skills.
  • Good
    Computer skills in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and presentation
    application.
  • Budget
    management skills
  • Personal
    Qualities:
    Accountability,
    Confidentiality, Team-work, Innovativeness and Professionalism.
  • Age
    Limit
    : Between 35 to 45
    years old
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs,
copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts and
addresses of three professional referees as hardcopies to the address below:
The Executive Secretary,
Uganda National Examinations
Board,
Plot 35 Martyrs Way, Ntinda.
P.O. Box 7066, Kampala.
Kampala. Uganda
Email to: careers@uneb.ac.ug
Deadline: 23rd February 2018 by 5:00 PM

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