Several Entry Level Officer Media Relations Jobs – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About URA:
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the
Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same
year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to
administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for
related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then
regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax
administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by
the Central Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Officer Media Relations will implement
strategies for managing internal and external communications to enhance
information flow and media relations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To implement identified strategies in the management of the media
relations and in the dissemination of business information to the public
through the media in line with the organizational guidelines.
Compile updates on the different departmental
activities such as Revenue performance data, Vacancies, requests for Bids, new
procedures in place, cases won in court, etc. in preparation for public
Receive, edit and proof read the various reports
and information from the departments and reformatting them before submission to
the media houses
Book space with the selected media house,
forward the information and receiving acknowledgement to confirm they receipt
of the information
Issue and confirm invitations to the planned
events, obtain attendance lists to verify attendance for accountability
Receive invoices for work done and forward to
the respective departments for approval and payment processing
Update the media account data base with all
Information regarding information disseminated.
Organize the URA planned and impromptu media
engagements to disclose and explain issues arising
Monitor and evaluate media relations through
soliciting, obtaining and analyzing feedback on the strategies implemented
Develop articles and materials on topical issues
and submit to line manager for review and approval for dissemination
Participate in Public relations campaigns to educate the public about
emerging URA products and services to increase awareness and compliance
Draft and submit a publicity plan to the line
management for review and approval.
Design campaigns materials e.g. articles,
fliers, posters, review the designs & material
Book selected media house and submit the
approved materials for publication
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the
media campaign through soliciting, obtaining and analyzing feedback on
campaigns held
Monitor and evaluate all media interactions/activities to identify
issues concerning URA Business that may require special attention
Scan daily print and broadcast media to
identify any issues concerning URA business that
may require further management or staff awareness
Draft responses on issues in the media that
require URA response and liaise with the respective Media house or advertising
agent in case of errors that require rectifying
Maintain an updated database of all the URA
related stories in the newspapers by scanning and filing hard copies
Provide coverage and publication for internal
events as assigned by the line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Journalism or Mass Communications from a recognized University
Specialized training in Public Relations is
Exposure to taxation and business at a global
scale and knowing how the media works
A minimum of two years of working experience in
a media environment in a reputable organization
Good knowledge of the URA Brand Manual and
Communications Policy.
Excellent writing and reporting skills
Negotiation skills, ability to build relations
and networking
Ability to deliver results with minimal
Ability to work well in a team
The job holder must be highly innovative &
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Possession of good Interpersonal skills
Keen interest in latest media trends
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to
join URA should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 17th December 2019 at 11:59pm
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