Assistant Manager – Communications Job Placement – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Assistant Manager – Communications
Organization:  Deposit
Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Head
About US:
The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) is a Ugandan
government agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in Ugandan
Banks, Credit Institutions and Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (MDIs).
Job Summary:    The Assistant Manager – Communications will
mainly develop and implement communications related policies, strategies,
guidelines and procedures while maintaining a favorable public image for the
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Maintain and update the Fund website and social
media platforms on a regular basis.
Work with Fund management to develop
communications messages to increase public awareness.
Formulate and implement a strategy for the Fund
becoming more visible.
Develop professionally written policy and
procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.
Establishes or maintain cooperative
relationships with representatives of the community, consumer, employee, or
public interest groups.
Confers with other managers to identify trends
or key group interests or concerns or to provide advice on business decisions.
Proactively builds and manages appropriate
internal communication channels, including internal bulletins and magazines.
Consults with advertising agencies or staff to
arrange promotional and educational campaigns.
Manages communications related processes,
strategies and guidelines.
Ensures comprehensive media monitoring to gauge
public and stakeholder assessment of the Fund’s mandate and the general
environment of operation.
Responds to requests for information from the
media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.
Plans development or communication of programs
to maintain favorable public or stakeholder perceptions of the Fund’s
accomplishments, agenda, or responsibility.
Coaches Fund staff in effective communication
with the public or with fellow employees.
Arranges public appearances, lectures, contests,
or exhibits for clients to increase product or service awareness or to promote
Plans or conducts market or public opinion
research to test products or determine the potential for product success,
communicating results to Fund management.
Confers with production or support personnel to
produce or coordinate production of advertisements or promotions.
Purchases advertising space or time as required
in promoting the Fund’s agenda.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned,
within your scope of practice.
Key Results:
Draft communications related policies,
procedures and guidelines.
Well managed website and social media platforms.
Speeches, papers and presentations for senior
Publicity and public awareness and education
materials that promote a positive image of the Fund.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF) Assistant Manager – Communications job placement must hold
a first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in communications,
journalism, public relations, marketing or in a related field, from an
accredited institution, is essential.
5+ years’ experience in a communications, public
relations role is essential.
A Master’s degree in marketing, communications,
public relations, business administration or a similar area of study is
Experience in managing and executing across
several communications media is desirable.
Experience in developing content and managing
online platforms is desirable.
Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages
is desirable.
Technical Competencies
Research and analytical skills.
Managing relations and partnerships.
Setting up of local and international
Marketing, promotion, sponsoring, fundraising.
Relations with the media and public relations.
Exhibition design and management.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, creative
graphics design, website & social media management.
Management skills in areas including planning,
organizing supervising, budgeting and evaluation.
Behavioral Competencies
Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal
responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with
little oversight.
Transparency and Integrity: Earns others’ trust
and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
Team spirit and collaboration: Promotes cooperation
and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational goals and
deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high
level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
Adaptability and Flexibility: Adapts to changing
needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
Self-Management and thoroughness: effectively
manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work
is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure that
agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
Communication: Shares and receives information
using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Stress Tolerance and tact: Maintains composure
in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging
or tense interpersonal situations.
Employee Engagement and enthusiasm: Demonstrates
commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways
that further the accomplishment of its goals.
People Management: Leads and engages people to
maximize organizational and individual performance through alignment with the
Fund’s mission and attainment of strategic and operational goals.
Coaching and Mentoring: Enables co-workers to
grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement. Influences
others to be excited and committed to furthering the Fund’s objectives. ability
to gain other’s support for ideas, proposals, and solutions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged
to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th
January 2020 by 5:00pm
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