Information Communication Officer Job Placement – Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Organization: Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African
Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources
and research in the region.  IUCEA is charged with a number of
responsibilities among them being to coordinate academic and research
activities jointly undertaken by Partner states and member university
institutions.  The main objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate
networking among universities in East Africa, and with universities outside the
region; (ii) provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and
other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate
maintenance of internationally comparable education standards in East Africa so
as to promote the region’s global competitiveness in higher education.
Job Summary:  The Information Communication Officer will be
responsible for communication and dissemination of project information
including EASTRIP website management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
wide publicity of the project in all areas of significance in line with budgets
and annual work-plans approved by the PIU and the World Bank;
the communication channels including media and any stakeholders in relation to
the project brand for the component of IUCEA;
dissemination of information related to the success stories of the project and
ensure appropriate packaging to attract the required stakeholder;
Help in
development and improvement of the website of the Project with events (upcoming
and completed), activities and major related partnerships at the different
and update the EASTRIP Communication Strategy of the RFU with the communications
plan for the project that covers all activities that are to be covered in the
development, operationalization and maintenance of an on-line website and
portal for the EASTRIP Project, with frequent regular updates on key elements
like events, partnerships etc..;
the social media platforms for the project and making the responses
and disseminate/communicate evaluation information on success of RFTIs;
different communication staff of the respective Implementing Agencies on
capacity building to have project information well disseminated for advocacy to
different stakeholders and
any other functions related to the successful implementation of the project as
may be instructed by the Project Coordinator.
Key Performance Indicators
website well managed and maintained
materials developed and disseminated in a timely manner for the respective
on project/ activities, reports and outputs maintained
of the Communication strategy and work-plans
project materials uploaded and edited on the website continually
Social media platforms continually updated with timely responses to the public.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Mass Communication or related
training in ICT is an added advantage.
At least
5 years’ of relevant experience at the national or international level in
management and dissemination of communication or advocacy. Experience in the
usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience
in handling of web-based management systems and social media communication in
an academic or research institution preferably.
website management skills
in project and information management
analytical and problem-solving skills
interpersonal and communication skills

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their following application
letters should be accompanied with the following:
  • Certified copies of the applicants
    degree awards
  • Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum
  • Addresses of three referees, one of
    which should be the current immediate supervisor
  • Proof of nationality such as National ID
    or Biodata page of the passport.
Applications should
be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ………..Title of Position….” in hard copy
(by hand or courier) addressed to:
The Executive
Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe
Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 15th May 2019
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