Senior Programme Officer, Communication and Advocacy ESP Jobs – Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Job Title:     Senior Programme Officer,
Communication and Advocacy
Organisation:
 Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project Name:
Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring,
Evaluation, Research and Learning Coordinator
About US:
The Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), through its Programme Management
Unit (PMU) is implementing the second Phase of the Expanding Social Protection
Programme (ESPII). The goal of ESP is to reduce chronic poverty and improve
life chances for poor men, women and children in Uganda. The programme aims to
embed a national social protection system, including social assistance for the
poorest and most vulnerable, as a core element of Uganda’s national planning
and budgeting processes. A core element of the Programme is the Social
Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) under which government provides the
Senior Citizens Grant to older persons. Government with support from
Development partners is currently in the process of rolling out the Senior
Citizens Grant to all districts in the country.
Job Summary:  The Senior Programme Officer, Communication
and Advocacy will mainly develop and manage a communications strategy and
ensure that the programme’s communications and advocacy functions are carried
out to agreed timeframes, budget and quality and work plans for all programme
activities are followed at national and regional levels. The incumbent will be
responsible for building partnerships amongst stakeholders working in key
social protection areas as well as to grow and maintain ESP’s reputation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Manage
the Programme communication strategy within the context of the National Social
Protection Policy, ensuring branding and consistency in all public engagements
and messaging.
·        
Manage
media relations including draft press releases and arranging press conferences,
preparing media briefs and arranging interviews.
·        
Maintaining
a regular flow of information about the programme to key target audiences. This
to include, but not limited to, a regular newsletter, regular and timely
website updates as well as others to be agreed.
·        
Develop
TORs, tenders and contracts for procuring communication products and activities
at national and local levels, and coordinate and implement communication
activities.
·        
Lead
engagement with press/public relations offi cers or personal assistants/private
secretaries within key MDAs to promote social protection messaging into public
communication activities.
·        
Working
closely with the SPO M&E and SPO Research, Evidence & Knowledge
management to identify and communicate lessons coming out of the SAGE programme
and associated research activities, as well as packaging and disseminating
existing and emerging international evidence.
·        
Coordinate
with the SPO Capacity Building to ensure coherence of communications and
messages in the SAGE Training Manual.
·        
Oversee
the design and maintenance of the ESP programme website, ensuring high quality,
relevant and appropriate content and presentation.
·        
Manage
the Programme social media accounts and engagement
·        
Contribute
to progress reports.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass
communication, or public relations or Any other relevant degree in social
sciences, humanities with a postgraduate diploma in Journalism/Mass
Communication A master’s degree in related field is added advantage.
·        
A
minimum of five years of experience in managing communications for development
programmes at national level in the public or private sector
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send application letters, detailed
CV, names and addresses of three referees along with the relevant certified
copies of academic transcripts, certificates to: Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Gender, Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security Registry) on
second (2) Floor Plot 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street P.O Box 7136, Kampala,
Uganda.
Deadline: 23rd August 2019 by 11:00am
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