Senior Communications Officer Job Placement – Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)

Organisation: Higher
Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About US:
The Higher Education Students’
Financing Board (HESFB) is a body Corporate established by an Act of
Parliament, number 2 of 2014, to provide both Loans and Scholarships to Ugandan
Students to pursue Higher Education. The objective of the Loan Scheme is to
increase equitable access to Higher Education in Uganda and also support
qualified students who may not afford the cost of Higher Education.
Job Summary: The Senior
Communications Officer will develop and manage the overall Communications and
Marketing function of the Board and be the spokesperson of HESFB/Board through
the Executive Director. The Communications officer will use a range of media
and other communication and ICT tools to sustain a good image and brand through
organised campaigns and activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop
    the Board communications and marketing strategy including profiling the
    activities of the Board
  • Design
    and execute promotional campaigns and events such as press conferences and
    exhibitions.
  • Design
    promotional materials that capture relevant and up to date information
    with a view of increasing public awareness on the activities of the Board.
  • On
    behalf of the Board, prepare to appear on interview with the media, and in
    some cases prepare representative to participate in interviews and other
    public appearances.
  • Co-ordinate
    the marketing and social responsibility aspect of the Board through
    planned publicity strategies and campaigns.
  • Dealing
    with inquiry from the public, press and partners
  • On
    quarterly and annual basis, prepare reports on your activities and also
    participate in the preparation of progress reports
  • Designing,
    writing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, Journals,
    publicity brochures, information for official use, website and promotional
    videos.
  • Responsible
    for managing the Board resources center.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold an honours degree in Mass Communication, Development
    Studies, Social Sciences and any other related discipline from a
    recognized University/Institution
  • Master’s
    degree in the relevant field is an added advantage
  • At
    least five years of working experience in similar position in a recognised
    institution.
  • Excellent
    communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Good
    IT and presentation skills
  • Initiative
    and creativity
  • Strong
    knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and social media
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications enclosing photocopies of
certificates, updated CVs and three referees to the address below;
Executive Director,
Higher Education Students’
Financing Board (HESFB),
Plot 1, Lourdel Road,
Lourdel Towers 7th Floor,
Nakasero,
P.O. Box 16810 Wandegeya,
Kampala. Uganda
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 28th February 2018

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