Fresher Communication Officer Job Vacancies – Farm Source Ltd (FSL)

Job
Title:            Communication Officer
Organisation: Farm
Source Ltd (FSL)
Duty Station: Mukono,
Uganda
Reports to:
General Manager
About US:
Farm Source Ltd
(FSL) is a private limited Firm established in 2006 to provide Veterinary
Medicines, Agricultural Chemicals, improved seeds, and extension services. To
date, the firm is engaged in import and distribution in all regions of Uganda,
farm production in Mukono and retail through sales outlets in the districts of
Mukono and Kamuli.
Job Summary:  The Communication Officer will primarily ensure
clear understanding of the company values, mission, products, services and
results by both internal and external stakeholders as well as protect of the
corporate image.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure a clear understanding of the organizations values, mission
    products, services and results by staff and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement both strategic and operational plans for
    communication, Customer & Public Relations
  • Routinely compile and disseminate reports on products and services
    delivered and results achieved by the company
  • Establish functional communication systems (Social media),
    consistently engage stakeholders, monitor and report on their performance
  • Producing monthly performance reports on all programmes and
    activities implemented
  • Promoting company specific items with focus on newly introduced
    products by ensuring that they are tried out and accepted by customers.
  • Participate in the business planning, budgeting and review process.
  • Build, Promote a positive corporate image and brand of the company
    both locally and internationally
  • Establish and maintain positive media relations through press
    conferences, articles, press releases, radio and TV programmes for both
    local and international media
  • Identify and advise Management on community issues and relations
  • Enhance coordination and collaboration with partners
  • Carry out protocol functions of the Company on behalf of Management.
  • Oversee the gathering, processing and dissemination of information
    about the company, as deemed appropriate.
  • Organize Corporate Conferences and Meetings.
  • Perform any other duties related to the above as required by
    management



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass
    Communication, Journalism, or a closely related and relevant discipline
    from a recognized University.
  • Possession of specialized training or qualifications in Public
    Relations, from a recognized institution is an added advantage
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant experience from a reputable and
    busy business entity/organization
  • Ability to travel & work in different parts of the country
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Excellent dissemination, publication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to produce high quality documents, presentations and
    documentaries, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to start and sustain stakeholder engagements via social
    media platforms.
  • Negotiation and communication skills.
  • Interpersonal, human relations and team management skills.
  • Analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Coordination and networking skills.
  • Maturity, high ethics and integrity.
  • Articulate, courteous, convincing and reliable personality.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications which should bear the tittle of the position
with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating names and addresses of three
referees, one recent passport size photograph, photocopy of the National
Identity Card, applicants’ daytime telephone contact and copies of all academic
certificates. The applications should be addressed to the Director Farm Source
Limited and sent via email farmsource.co.ug@gmail.com. Applicants should ensure
that attachments are sent as a single document and use the Job title as E-mail
subject.
Deadline: 2nd April 2019 by 12:00 Noon 
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