Fresher Communications Officer Job Vacancies – National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U)

Job Title:   Communications Officer
Organisation: National Information
Technology Authority
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: The communications
officer will report to the Marketing and Communications
in the Executive Director’s office on all deliverables
About US:
National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U) is the Implementing
Agency for the project, through a Project Implementation Office (PIO).
Applications are hereby invited from eligible, suitably qualified and experienced
persons for the vacant position of communications officer to be based at the
PIO at NITA-U Headquarters.
Government of Uganda has secured funding from the International Development
Association (IDA) to finance various activities under the Regional Communications
Infrastructure Program (RCIP). The Regional Communication Infrastructure
Program (RCIP) Uganda will complement existing country ICT and e-government
Infrastructure initiatives by helping boost the already existing e-government
infrastructure and bridge the financing and technical gaps. It is intended that
part of the proceeds of this credit, will be applied to eligible payments for
the services of a communications officer.
Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will primarily design and implement the RCIP’s
communication and public relations strategy, facilitate efficient and timely
sourcing, collation, managing and dissemination of strategic and operational
information and knowledge within and outside the NITA-U.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Serve as the first point
of call for stakeholders and the public in matters pertaining to fulfilment of
the implementation of the communications and marketing plan under RCIP;
·       Prepare and implement the
communications and public relations strategies for RCIP;
·       Provide professional
advice and support to management on public relations issues; handling the media
and harnessing political and public support for RCIP projects and generally
explaining official positions;
·       Draft press releases,
speeches, media relations content, case studies, white papers, executive bios,
corporate newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals as
well as other documentation for NITA events that cover the RCIP.
·       Design and coordinate
implementation of corporate communication, PR and
·       Information management
strategy under RCIP;
·       Plan, prepare and
implement information programmes to keep the public and specific groups
(government services, the media, the business community, NGO’s, international
organizations and the general public, etc. ) informed of RCIP programmes;
·       Monitor the media on a
day-to-day basis, analyze reportage on NITA and/orother information technology
issues and advise Management on appropriate responses and follow ups and ensure
appropriate publicity and media coverage at all official NITA functions;
·       Prepare reports as well
as relevant documents and promotional material for advancement of the
Authority’s corporate image and impact to support its role in rolling out RCIP

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
have at least a bachelor’s degree in English Language/Literature, Mass Communication,
business management, social works and social administration, international relations/diplomacy,
marketing or their equivalent from a recognized University;
·       A post graduate training
in media studies, journalism, public relations, technical writing, project
planning and management, web editing or marketing is an added advantage;
·       Hands-on experience in
writing articles for print and online magazines, Press releases, Talking points
and ability to carry out interviews with different stakeholders when need
·       A good customer service
background dealing customers face to face and via phone interactions
·       Experience in Public
Speaking, Media Relations and Stake holder Management
·       Keen attention to detail
·       Confidentiality,
Diligence & Reliability;
·       Ability to work on own
initiative as well as supervision of a team;
·       Capacity to establish
credibility, and trust and partnership
·       At least have a minimum
of two years’ experience as a communication, PR, Customer Relationship Officer
with a public or private or donor funded organisation or a reporter/editor in a
reputable media house.
·       The successful candidate
shall be engaged under a two (2) year employment contract, renewable subject to
satisfactory performance.
·       Communications: Very
good communication skills (spoken and written), including the ability to
communicate effectively with diverse audiences on environmental related
matters, good negotiation skills and to prepare a variety of written documents,
contracts, reports, etc. in a clear, concise style.
·       Very good interpersonal
skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with
people in a multi-cultural, multiethnic environment with sensitivity and
respect for diversity
·       Must be a person of
proven honesty and does not tolerate corruption and unethical behaviours in all
its forms and manifestations.
·       Must be a person with
ability to seek new ways of doing things efficiently to deliver value to our
·       Customer Centricity:
Must be a person who strives to satisfy customers and clients. Should be able
to understand what the customer wants and delivering it flawlessly.
·       Must be a person who
thinks of quality and continuous improvement in his/her work.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the
right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application
form which can be down loaded from the NITA-U at the link below
Click here  with a cover letter, supported by curriculum
vitae, copies of certificates and
testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three
referees to the address below.
Executive Director,
Information Technology Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038/ 0776499031
via email: (application shouldn’t be more than 10MB)
must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous
relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts. No
application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard
application form (referred to above) and copies of academic documents. All hand
delivered applications MUST be stapled.
successful candidates will be contacted.
form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of
whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in one’s favour, will automatically
lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.
Deadline: 14th
February 2020 by 17.00 hrs. local time
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