Senior Information, Education and Communications Officer Jobs – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Organization: National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Environment Education Coordinator
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/13/2019
About US:
The National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National Environment Act
Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management practices for
sustainable development in Uganda.
Job Summary:   The Senior Information, Education and Communications
Officer will develop and implement environmental awareness programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Support the Principal Environment Education
Coordinator to:
  • Develop and implement multimedia environment awareness strategies
    and activities at national, local governments and community levels;
  • Liaise with other Departments of NEMA to prepare including
    audio-visual materials and exhibitions among others;
  • Liaise with relevant Officers in NEMA to identify and clarify on any
    topical environmental issues to the public through different media;
  • Establish a network of users to enable information exchange among
    the users and NEMA;
  • Initiate translation of Environmental Information into local
    languages and determining the mode of transmission;
  • Assist local governments to develop and implement environment
    awareness programs and activities;
  • Develop and distribute the NEMA newsletter;
  • Review and update NEMA website;
  • Take lead in organizing World Environment day and other related
    days;
  • Compile and handle photographic information of key environmental
    related events and physical sites of critical importance;
  • Take lead in editing environmental education and awareness including
    newsletters , posters, fact sheets, flyers, banners, television and radio
    messages;
  • Perform any other duties assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Senior Information, Education and
    Communications Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in any of the following fields: Mass Communication, Journalism.
  • Masters in any of the above is a must.
  • Post Graduate training in Environmental Journalism is an added
    advantage
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in the information and
    communication processes and systems.
  • Practical experience in Public Education.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Good team building and management skills;
  • Proven capacity to work with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good reporting skills;
  • Good research skills.
How to Apply:
All ideal candidates
should send their applications by hand, electronic mail or through post office
enclosing copies of certificates/testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae
indicating 3 referees addressed to:-
The Executive
Director
National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA)
NEMA House, Plot
17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255
Kampala
E-mail to:
recruitment@nema.go.ug
Deadline: 5th August 2019 by 5:00pm
Note:
  • Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not
    apply.
  • NEMA is an equal opportunity employer any form of canvassing shall
    lead to automatic disqualification.
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