Communications and Public Relations Officer NGO Jobs – Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)

Organization: Reach
Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Reach Out Mbuya
Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM), is a community faith-based Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) funded by PEPFAR delivering a unique comprehensive model of
care, which relies heavily on community-based approaches that emphasize
community ownership. ROM’s holistic model cares for the body, mind, family and
community, empowering individuals, households and the community in all aspects
of their lives while building strong and resilient communities. Reach Out Mbuya
delivers comprehensive health care services through four clinics, multiple
mobile outreaches and public-private partnerships within Kampala, Wakiso,
Nakaseke and Luweero.
Job Summary:  The Communications and Public Relations
Officer will promote ROM’s image by communicating the impact of the
organization interventions and other public relations efforts to various levels
of stakeholders through ensuring regular information dissemination using
various relevant channels. The role primarily to be accomplished through ROM’s
social media and more traditional media platforms including newspapers,
magazines, TV and radio. It shall include developing communication plans,
developing and maintaining media network and ensuring visibility of ROM.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, review and implement communication and PR strategies and
  • Manage and coordinate ROM events calendar and oversee the planning,
    coordination and logistics of functions.
  • Lead the design, review, update and maintenance of the ROM website.
  • Ensure timely production of ROM publications i.e. newsletters,
    blogs, annual reports, IEC materials, brochures, client success stories
  • Lead and manage the media relations; develop a network with key
    media houses and other relevant stakeholders and serve as a focal point
    for ROM press and media events.
  • Work closely with the ROM’s Programme Staff and Management to
    identify results-based stories and enhance the capacity of staff’s
    communication skills, including participating in field visits.
  • Arrange for, receive and guide visitors to ROM, and where need be
    link them with other sections and organizations to receive them.
  • Ensure adequate branding at ROM functions.
  • Ensure proper usage of ROM corporate identity both within and
    outside of ROM.
  • Custodian of the organization photo bank and all PR equipment.
  • Supervise the Front Office Desk Assistant.
  • Promote the vision, mission and the values of ROM’s as expressed in
    the policies, regulations & guidelines of the organization.
Key Result Areas: 
  • Communication & Public relations strategy and budget developed and
  • Positive public image of ROM promoted and upheld
  • Cordial relationship with the media maintained
  • Technical support on PR and communication provided across ROM units
  • Informative and timely publications produced and disseminated
  • ROM corporate identity and branding upheld.
  • Regular ROM positive media presence
  • ROM’s website regularly updated and search engine optimized

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations,
    Mass communication or any other relevant discipline; Diploma in relevant
    discipline with at least five years’ experience in a similar role is
  • Minimum working experience: three years in a similar position in a
    private company or larger NGO.
  • Specialized knowledge required: Excellent writing and oral
    communication skills – News article and blog writing plus organization
    social media management experience is an added advantage.
  • Skills: Computer, Interpersonal, and Communication and Public
    Relations skills
  • Attributes: Articulate, Creative, Ability to work under pressure and
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to cover letter and
CV/resume with 3 professional referees in PDF format as one document and must
not exceed 6 pages to
NB: No
need of attaching other documents at this level. Include title of Job in email
subject line.
Deadline: 24th July 2019
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