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

Job Title:          Principal
Public Relations Officer
Organisation: Uganda
National Examinations Board (UNEB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
Uganda National Examinations
Board is a body corporate established under Cap. 137 Laws of Uganda. Its Vision
is “A Recognized Centre of Globally competitive Educational Assessment and
Certification” and its mission is “Conduct Valid, Reliable, Equitable and
Quality Assessment of Learners’ Achievement in a Professional and Innovative
Manner and Award Internationally Recognized Certificates.”
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
  • 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.
  • Carry
    out necessary research required to maintain awareness of new developments
    in the field of Public Relations for maximum efficiency in executing the
  • Perform
    any other related duties as will be assigned from time to time by the
Key Outputs:
  • 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 must hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication or
    Journalism or Public Relations from a reputable institution or an Honours
    Bachelor’s degree with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations.
  • A
    Master’s degree in Mass Communication or Journalism or Public Relations
    from a reputable institution is a distinct added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of eight 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
  • Budget
    management skills.
  • Age: Between 35 to 45 years old
How to Apply:
All eligible candidates should
submit their applications with detailed CVs, copies of academic transcripts and
certificates, telephone contacts and addresses of three referees in hard
copies, delivered to the address below OR submit in soft copy to:
Executive Secretary,
Uganda National Examinations
Plot 35, Martyrs’ Way – Ntinda
P. O. Box 7066 – Kampala
Deadline: Friday, 4th May 2018 by 5:00pm
Only short listed applicants shall be contacted and those who responded to the
previous advertisement need not re-apply and shall be considered along with the
new applicants.
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