Deputy Director, Communications & Public Relations Job Placement – Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

Organization: Uganda
Investment Authority (UIA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
General
About US:
Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) was set up under the
Investment Code 1991 and amended in 2019 as a statutory agency mandated to
initiate and support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and to advise
Government on appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and
growth.
Job Summary:   The Deputy Director, Communications &
Public Relations will mainly be responsible for enhancing the organisation’s
internal and external communication and corporate image through formulation of
professional communication tools and promotional platforms aimed at portraying
Uganda as the leading investment destination.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Provide strategic planning and leadership in
liaison with the Director General to enhance the corporate image of the
organization.
·       
Develop and implement a marketing and
communications strategy that promotes Uganda’s investment potential and UIA
services to international and domestic customers and stakeholders.
·       
Develop a media network at local, regional and
international levels and ensure regular feedback of investment related
information for media dissemination.
·       
Ensure consistent and coordinated messages about
investment opportunities in Uganda and the incentives available to both
domestic and foreign investors.
·       
Formulate and implement public relations (PR)
programmes to enable the organization achieve its overall objectives stated in
the Strategic Plan.
·       
Recommend and implement informational and
promotional strategies for corporate purposes and design innovative PR
promotional materials.
·       
Develop various types of media tools (in print,
broadcast, electronic and social media) that can be used to communicate
investment opportunities.
·       
Co-ordinate organizational displays,
exhibitions, interactive radio and television talks.
·       
Maintain and regularly update the UIA website.
·       
Develop and maintain interactive social
networking communication channels aimed at engaging public discussion and
awareness on investment related activities.
·       
Prepare reports, speeches and PowerPoint
presentations for the Management Team as required.
·       
Ensure standardization of all communication
collateral e.g. speeches, press releases, opinion pieces, briefing notes, among
others.
·       
Regularly monitor the perception of all the
major investment stakeholders in the private, public and political sectors
towards the organization and advise management on how to enhance stakeholder
engagement.
·       
Ensure that the organization’s events and
activities are conducted to the best professional standards and are aligned
with the overall corporate plan and communications objectives.
·       
Prepare and disseminate monthly reports,
newsletters and newsflashes on activities and results achieved by UIA.
·       
Conduct regular research on Uganda’s investment
performance and investment opportunities and strengths and disseminate
appropriate stories and case studies to national and international media.
·       
Maintain a market intelligence service in
support of all operating divisions.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a Masters’ Degree in
Mass Communication, Public Relations, or Journalism from a recognized
institution.
·       
Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication,
Journalism, Public Relations or Media Management from a recognized institution
will be an added advantage.
·       
Seven years’ experience in a similar or related
job.
·       
Excellent communication, analytical and
interpersonal skills with a good command of English Language.
·       
Excellent speech delivery and presentation
skills.
·       
Report writing skills.
·       
Good Public Relations, persuasion, networking
and negotiation skills.
·       
Ability to work independently and with strong
organizational and planning skills.
·       
Excellent knowledge of Uganda’s economy,
business environment, investment opportunities and culture compared to that of
competing location.
·       
Proven track record and an in-depth
understanding formulating business to business marketing and communication
strategies.
·       
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, use of
social media for marketing purposes, Desktop publishing and internet .
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications with comprehensive CVs, copies of certificates and/or
testimonials together with the applicant’s telephone contact, names, addresses
and telephone numbers of three referees to be delivered to;
The Ag. Director General
Uganda Investment Authority
P.O. Box 7418, Kampala.
Note:
·       
This is strictly a three year contract- non-
renewable.
·       
UIA accepts no liability for incomplete
submission, late or misdirected transmission of applications
·       
All academic qualifications will be subjected to
verification by the issuing institution
·       
Only short listed applicants will be contacted
for interviews
·       
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification.
·       
Uganda Investment Authority is an equal
opportunity employer
Deadline: 14th
February 2020.
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