Senior Officer – Corporate Affairs Job Placement – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Senior Officer – Corporate Affairs
Organization:  Deposit
Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Manager/Assistant
Manager of Communications
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 Senior Officer – Corporate Affairs will
prepare, disseminate information regarding the Fund through print and
electronic media, website and social media platforms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Promotion of the Fund among peer groups and the
general public.
·       
Effective press office service Informative
website.
·       
Identify threats and opportunities in the
environment and propose appropriate action.
·       
Formulates communications strategies and plans
for the achievement of the overall Fund business strategy.
·       
Oversees brand management of the Fund.
·       
Ensures timely and quality publication of
corporate publications.
·       
Identifies key presenters and topics to be
presented at the public education events.
·       
Develop a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
policy for the Fund.
·       
Prepares budget proposals and administers
approved budget in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures.
·       
Participates in generating content for public
engagements for the publication of the relevant reports.
·       
Serves as a spokesperson during public awareness
and education events as delegated by Head of Communications.
·       
Prepares and/or edit speeches and presentations
for the Fund’s executives.
·       
Devises and coordinates photo opportunities.
·       
Contributes to the continuous review of all
Fund’s internal policies and guidelines generated by the Communications
Department.
·       
Liaises with, and answer inquiries from media,
individuals and other organizations, often via telephone and email.
·       
Proposes a protocol& guest relations policy
for the Fund.
·       
Prepares a detailed manual of procedures and
best practices to guide the Fund’s handling of protocol during all categories
of official engagements.
·       
Liaises with relevant national and institutional
organs on protocol matters.
·       
Prepares annual events calendar/work plans for
Fund’s events.
·       
Plans and executes successful Corporate Events.
·       
Creates and maintains a register of profiles of
quality service providers (Hotels, decorators, music, photographers, events
management companies).
·       
Maintains an up to date register of CSR
recipients.
·       
Sources and manages speaking and sponsorship
opportunities.
·       
Drafts timely responses to relevant policy
inquiries and/or misinformation by stakeholders, including the media.
·       
Maintains excellent relations with key print and
broadcast media to position the Fund strongly and promote Management and staff
as expert resources for media interviews on the mandate of the Fund.
·       
Coordinates the maintenance of an up-to-date
database of media contacts and provide background information to journalists
with a view of shaping media coverage on Fund issues.
·       
Plans and coordinates regular media briefings
and engagements, talk shows and interviews to highlight the Fund’s mandate and
programs.
·       
Conducts research (surveys) to identify audience
needs, issues, risks, associated priorities goals, objectives and strategies
for public education and awareness.
·       
Develops public awareness goals, objectives,
policies, strategies and procedures.
·       
Schedules and deliver or organize for delivery
of all public awareness and education programs to stakeholders and target
audiences including participation in lectures, exhibitions, trade fairs, talk
shows and others.
·       
Prepares reports and maintain appropriate
documentation regarding public awareness activities and outcomes.
·       
Coordinates the development and implementation
of the branding policy.
·       
Perform others work-related duties as assigned,
within your scope of practice.
Key Results:
·       
Timely communication to media and stakeholders
on relevant policy matters.
·       
Timely delivery of internal communication to
staff.
·       
Quality products and programs including CSR for
public awareness.
·       
Successfully executed Fund events and functions.
·       
Positive perception of the Fund by media and the
public.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF) Senior Officer – Corporate Affairs job placement must hold
a first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in communication,
economics, journalism, public relations, library and information science or
related field, from an accredited institution, is essential.
·       
3+ years’ experience in corporate communication
with a leading organization is essential.
·       
Knowledge in navigating complex organizations,
including gaining access to key executives and stakeholders and successfully
building relationships is desired.
·       
Experience in strategic marketing and
measurement of communication effectiveness is desired.
·       
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe
Creative Suite is desired.
·       
Experience with Word press and/or HTML is
desired.
Competencies:
Technical Competencies
·       
Marketing, promotion, sponsoring, fundraising.
·       
Public relations and relations with the media.
·       
Exhibition design and management.
·       
Internal corporate communication.
·       
Managing relations and partnerships and setting
up of local and international collaborations.
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.
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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