Public Relations Manager Job Placement – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:     Public Relations Manager
Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  RHSP
Head Office Kalisizo, Uganda
Reports to: 
Director Finance and Administration.
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is
a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Public
Relations Manager will manage the public relations, corporate communication and
social responsibility activities of the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop annual public relations work plan and
    coordinate implementation in line with the approved budget.
  • Organize press briefs, conferences, news
    releases to provide information
    to the general public and the bank’s key stakeholders.
  • Undertake media relations management whilst
    ensuring accurate information sharing between providing timely responses
    to requests.
  • Plan monitor and coordinate implementation of
    the social responsibility
  • Champion strategies to strengthen engagement
    between the Organization and its key stakeholders including donors,
    implementing agencies, clients and the communities where we work.
  • Create publicity to promote the Organization’s corporate image by proactively putting
    in place strategies, platforms and events that ensure broad positive
  • Plan and Coordinate organization public events
    i.e. Conferences, stakeholder meetings, Exhibitions, Focus group
    discussions, networking
  • Edit and publish periodic organization and
    staff news bulletins
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by
    the supervisor in respect to the role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Public Relations Manager job opportunity should
    hold a  Bachelor’s
    degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related
    Degree from a recognized institution. Post graduate qualifications added
  • At least four years’ experience in public
    relations management at a
    supervisory level including not limited to media production, events
    management as well as Editorial experience in writing articles and press
  • Good understanding of current trends for a
    competitive marketing mix
  • Ability to apply advanced research tools and techniques
  • Excellent Report writing, customer service and
    people management skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a
    positive, constructive attitude
  • First experience in public relations and event
  • Demonstrates
    openness to change and ability to manage complexity
  • Proven editorial experience especially in press
    releases and writing articles.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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