Corporate Communications Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:             Corporate Communications Officer
Organisation:  Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Corporate
Communications Manager
About US:
Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) was established by an Act of Parliament
1991 and amended in 1994, Cap. 325 under the laws of the Republic of Uganda. UCDA
is established as a public Authority and its mandate is to promote and oversee
the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling
the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign
exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.
Job Summary:  The Corporate Communications Officer will implement
UCDA communication policies and procedures that represent its corporate
identity, and promote and support its mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Participate in the
preparation of UCDA quarterly newsletters and annual reports by collecting
articles, stories, photos from Staff and Partners, and continuously innovate to
keep the newsletters and reports relevant and informative.
·       Develop and disseminate
public relations materials that increase the Authority’s visibility among
·       Coordinate the use of
social media by UCDA on a regular basis and for specific events (twitter,
facebook, etc) including message development and social media content creation.
·       Ensure that the UCDA
website is regularly updated with latest materials, information and events, and
check and respond to posts / information and questions received through the
·       Arrange and coordinate
press conferences, and build and maintain relationships with journalists and
key external role-players.
·       Participate in the
planning, organization and reporting on key events such as coffee promotion
expos, international coffee day, and lead on all aspects of visibility,
communication and potential media engagements for such events.
·       Prepare monthly,
quarterly and annual reports in line with the set policies and procedures.
·       Carry out any other
duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant for the
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) Corporate Communications Officer job
must hold a Bachelor’s degree (hons) in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public
Relations or related field.
·       At least four (4) years
working experience in a similar position in a reputable organization.
·       Content writing
experience for all media platforms, and proven social media and networking
·       Very good knowledge of
Information Communication Technology and social media.
·       Ability to think
·       Excellent written and
verbal communication skills.
·       Ability to work under
pressure and meet tight deadlines.
·       Ability to pay attention
to detail and ability to use tact and professionalism including in times of
extreme stress.
·       A portfolio of work
available for review
How to Apply:
candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 20th
January 2020
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