Communication & Media Officer Job Opportunities – Mandela National Stadium

Organization: Mandela
National Stadium
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Managing
Director
About US:
Mandela National
Stadium often referred to as Namboole Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kampala,
Uganda. It is currently used mostly for football matches, although other sports
are also practiced. The stadium has a capacity of 40,202 people. The stadium
was built with a grant of $36 million dollars from the People’s Republic of
China. The 40,202 capacity sports complex was built with a $36m Chinese
government grant and opened in 1997.
Job Summary:  The Communication & Media Officer will be
responsible for supporting strategies that increase MNSL visibility to diverse
audiences, expanding digital info and strengthening internal communication. The
incumbent will contribute to the design, development and dissemination of high
quality tools and materials, ensuring style and branding compliance,
backstopping MNSL media relations and supporting MNS website and social media
platforms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Visual Designs
·       
Offer
support to all teams in designing and editing materials for a range audiences;
·       
Liaise
with graphic designers and other viewers to develop and produce materials;
·       
Ensure
brand compliance and represent MNS policies and guidelines across all
materials;
·       
Coordinate
or lead communication related training or events for staff;
Digital Engagement
·       
Managing
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)-friendly website content at mandelastadium.co.ug;
suggest areas of improvement and edit for consistency and accuracy.
·       
Backstop
the MNS blog by soliciting creative posts from staff and guest bloggers, as
well as editing and promoting content.
·       
Create,
edit and post creative content on MNS`s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Linkedln
platforms.
·       
Repurposing
and creating fresh content for monthly e-Newsletters and other direct
communication.
·       
Maintaining
a collection of photos, graphics, icons, info graphics, video clips to use in
various digital content.
·       
Regularly
monitor website and social media metrics and analyse monthly.
·       
Maintain
digital database and support the physical library of MNS tools and resources.
·       
Expand
digital dissemination outlets for information sharing such as websites,
webinars, social media, videos, data visualisation, infographica, emails etc.
probe
Media Relations
·       
Develop
and implement MNS media strategies that advance visibility and research
utilization;
·       
Coordinate
responses to incoming media inquiries, review press releases and relevant news
covering monitoring;



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, International
Relations, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or any other related
discipline. Required.
·       
Four (4)
years of experience two (2) years of which should have been working as a
communications professional or related professional experience
·       
Background
in media relations
·       
Good
knowledge of sports and related fields
·       
Use of
social media management tools and social analytics software
·       
Communication
Skills
·       
Strong
writing and copy editing skills; ability to communicate clearly and
effectively;
·       
Ability
to understand present technical info to non-technical audiences;
·       
Team
work
·       
Ability
to work cooperatively with other departments
·       
Technology
Skills
·       
Excellence
in MS office applications, particularly Word and Power Point;
·       
Planning
and Organizing
·       
Excellent
organization and time management skills: ability to juggle multiple tasks and
respond rapidly to new events and competing priorities;
·       
Demonstrated
leadership skills
·       
Creative
problem solver with eye for good design;
·       
Detail
oriented, self-motivated and comfortable working in small collaborative team
environment;
How to Apply: 
All fully qualified
applicants should endeavor to hand deliver their applications to the address
below;
Human Resource and
Administration Manager
Mandela National
Stadium Limited
Plot No.3391
P.O. Box 24072,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 27th March 2020
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