Head, Communication and Public Relations – National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)

Organisation: National
Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Head, Communication and Public Relations
About US:
The National
Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) is one of the statutory semi-autonomous
bodies in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF);
established in 2001 by an Act of Parliament (NAADS Act 2001) to specifically
facilitate efficient and effective delivery of agricultural advisory services
for enhanced production and productivity.
Job Summary:  The Head, Communication and Public Relations
will be tasked with securing Communication and Public Relations Expert is to
ensure that communication and public relations services for NAADS Secretariat
are handled in an efficient and effective manner at all times by providing
strategic guidance in the implementation of the NAADS Communication Strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • List of specific tasks or duties to be performed
  • Provide strategic guidance in the implementation of the NAADS
    Communications Strategy, which is the design for the management of NAADS
    public relationships and its stakeholder engagements
  • Develop comprehensive communications strategies that support the
    overall strategic direction and mandate of NAADS Secretariat.
  • Plan and implement annual Communication and PR programs in line with
    the organizational Business Plan.
  • Assess communications programs, report findings and recommend
  • Provide expertise and share knowledge on appropriate response to
    farmer’s concerns beneficiaries of NAADS services and assist with
    concern’s resolution.
  • Provide expertise and share knowledge with internal clients on
    internal communications projects and media events.
  • Create communications strategies and formulate appropriate messaging
    for sensitive and confidential materials to be communicated to internal
    and external audiences.
  • Initiate, promote and encourage effective internal communications
    practices in the institution.
  • Lead the creation, editorial planning, content development, layout
    and production of internal communication tools and the intranet.
  • Oversee the research and development of news releases, articles,
    editorials, publications and other written communications products.
  • Write and coordinate speeches, briefing notes, and media articles
    for internal clients.
  • Manage proactive and reactive media relations to obtain and shape
    news coverage of NAADS.
  • Acts as the institution spokesperson, coordinates & prepares
    internal subject materials to respond to media requests
  • Oversee the development of story ideas
  • Oversee the planning, coordination and execution of news conferences
    and other media events
  • Responsible for crisis communication plan, updates, management of
    crisis communications & activity for the institution
Key Results Areas
  • Implement a Corporate Communications Strategy for NAADS Secretariat.
  • Enhance visibility of NAADS as an institution through various
  • Maintain & regularly update the NAADS website.
  • Sustain dialogue between NAADS and her stakeholders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Agricultural Advisory Services
    (NAADS) Head, Communication and Public Relations job placement must hold a
    degree in Mass Communication and public relations, Social Science, or any
    other relevant discipline.
  • Must have a Post Graduate diploma in Journalism.
  • Master’s Degree in communications, public relations or relevant
    discipline is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in a large organization
    at a managerial level.
  • Knowledgeable about the agriculture sector in Uganda. 
  • Should be result oriented, team player with a high degree of
  • Good communications and public relations skills (written and oral).
  • Proficiency in relevant computer packages.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Should have good leadership skills
  • Age: Above 30 years of age
 How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with
comprehensive typed CV, copies of certificates and/or testimonials together
with the applicant’s telephone numbers, names, addresses, and telephone
contacts of three referees to;
The Executive
Agricultural Advisory Services- NAADS,
P.O. Box 25235,
Plot 5, Kyadondo
Road, Block B, Legacy Towers Nakasero, Kampala.
Deadline: 18th February 2019
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