Communications Officer DRDIP Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:     Communications
Officer
Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name:
Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Project Manager DRDIP
About US:
The Government of
Uganda received a loan from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host communities in the targeted areas of Uganda; in the
districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima, Kamwenge,
Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which include (i)
Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure;
(ii) Sustainable
Environmental Management; (iii) Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project
Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National
Institutional Support. DRDIP will be executed under the supervision of Office
of the Prime Minister.
Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will assist project
management and facilitate timely and regular information dissemination and
sharing among stakeholders on project implementation issues to ensure effective
stakeholder participation, strong management mechanisms and efficient service
delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Refine/develop
and supervise the implementation of the DRDIP Communication Strategy in line
with the Project Development Objective;
                    
Assess
information needs of the stakeholders and prepare targeted messages on Project
issues
                    
Work in
close coordination with communities being funded under the Project in
determining information needs/rights of access to community assets established
or support provided to the community.
                    
Coordinate
the development and production of IEC materials in liaison with the various
Programme Specialist and stakeholders to ensure quality and timely
dissemination.
                    
Monitor
and evaluate the implementation of the communication strategy 
                    
Liaise
with print/electronic media on promotion of the Project activities.
                    
Work
with traditional media groups to disseminate Project messages through songs,
drama and theatre.
                    
Promote
a positive culture and image of the Project and market the Project for greater
visibility and access of the target population
                    
Establish
and maintain a website for the Project in liaison with the IT Specialist
                    
Review
the information on the Project website and provide content development support
and ensure website promotion on a regular basis
                    
Organize
media events such as press conferences, talk-shows, interviews of key Project
staff and stakeholders on public and private media.
                    
Supervise
the development of printed, multimedia and/or web-based publications (case
studies, research reports, project updates, newsletters etc.) and provide
quality control in line with the Project corporate identity standards
                    
Establish
and maintain the Project Resource Centre
                    
Generate
specific outputs (deliverables) as determined from time to time in the
respective projected work plans for each quarter.
                    
Performing
any other duties as may be assigned from time to time



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
Applicants
should be Ugandans holding an honors’ degree in any of the following areas:
Mass Communication/ Journalism.
                    
Master’s
degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or related field.
                    
Qualifications
or training in public relations would be an added advantage.
                    
At least
eight (8) years of professional experience in Development or Corporate
Communications at a senior position in government public or private
organizations, international agencies or other relevant reputable development
institutions.
Competencies:
                    
Experience
in communication and media relations, media campaigns and promotional material
development
                    
Experience
in using a wide range of communication tools in print, broad casting,
electronic and traditional media
                    
Experience
in working with grass roots communities, non-governmental organizations multilateral
bilateral development agencies and government.
                    
Excellent
communication skills (verbal and written)
                    
Should
be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under pressure
                    
Exhibit
high level of integrity and ethical code of conduct
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications accompanied by the job reference number,
detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts,
three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or
previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo,
contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should
be addressed,
To:      
The Permanent
Secretary,
Office of the Prime
Minister New Government,
Block Plot 9-11 Apollo
Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341,
Kampala
The applications
should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime
Minister
Note:   Only short-listed applicants will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification
of a candidate.
Deadline: 30th April 2019 by 5:00pm
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