Communications Officer World Bank ICRP Project Jobs – Ministry of Water and Environment

 

Job Title:    Communications Officer

Organization:  Ministry of Water and Environment

Project Name: Irrigation for Climate Resilience Project
(ICRP)

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 Reports to: Project Coordinator (ICRP)

 

About US:

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) was established in 2007, from
the then Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, following the cabinet
decision taken on 15th April, 2007. It has the overall responsibility of the
development, managing, and regulating water and Environment resources in
Uganda.  In the process of executing all
its operations, the Ministry is committed to zero tolerance to fraud and
corruption as guided by the existing legal national frameworks and
institutions.

 

About World Bank ICRP Project:

The Irrigation for
Climate Resilience Project (ICRP) aims to support the Government of Uganda
(GoU) in the shift towards more resilient agriculture through the development
of sustainable irrigation services. The project intends to address Uganda’s
climate change vulnerabilities by: (i) promoting adoption of irrigation by
small farmers, in synergy with other agriculture inputs and technologies; (ii)
increasing water storage capacity; (iii) promoting drainage; and (iv) promoting
sustainable catchment management. Through the introduction of irrigation
services, combined to the provision of extension services and facilitated
access to agri-inputs, farmers are expected to record more stable and higher yields,
increase intensification (by cropping also during the dry season), and
diversification (by introducing higher value crops). This change will be pulled
by the market, with irrigation becoming the anchor for stronger producer
organizations and development of value chains. The project recognizes the need
to explore a range of irrigation models adapted to local needs.

 

Job Summary:  The Communications Officer will oversee the
project communication strategy and activities related to project outreach. The
selected Officer is responsible for promoting and creating awareness on Project
Objectives, Activities and Results.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
In accordance
with the project objectives, the Communications Officer will work under the
overall direct supervision and guidance of the Project Coordinator. The
Communications Officer’s key tasks and responsibilities will be as follows:

Oversee the Project
Communications Strategy and Activities Related to Project Outreach

·        
Develop
and supervise the implementation of the Project Communication Strategy in line
with the Project Development Objective;

·        
Coordinate
the development and production of Information, Education and Communication
(IEC) materials (fliers, media supplements, project updates, newsletters etc.) in
liaison with the various project staff, component coordinators and stakeholders
to ensure quality and timely dissemination

·        
Support
the District Local Governments in the work-plan implementation and reporting
through regular mentoring visits, including meetings with District Technical
Support Teams (DTSTs); document the best practices and approaches for deepening
the knowledge base of the achievements of the results

·        
Collaborate
with implementation partners, support interactions with project component units,
and provide timely and appropriate interventions to address implementation
issues and bottlenecks;

·        
Coordinate
efforts to strengthen the relations with media practitioners to promote a
positive image of the Project and to enhance visibility of the activities; and
access of the target population; and organize media events such as press
conferences and talk-shows.

·        
Assist
in the preparation and review of various project documents.

·        
Participating
and effectively represent the Project in internal and external meetings related
to the implementation of the project.

Promote and Create
Awareness on Project Objectives, Activities and Results

·        
Facilitate
the engagement of key stakeholders and partners in project implementation and
follow-up investment

·        
Promote
close coordination with other similar Projects in Uganda, particularly those
supported by the World Bank (WB), to create synergy and consolidation in
accordance with project requirements.

·        
In close
coordination with the M & E specialist, develop results and impact stories

Knowledge building
and knowledge sharing on procurement, and under the guidance, on financial
management matters

·        
Identify
and analyse project training needs, and contribute to capacity building of
project staff in procurement, project implementation and financial management.

·        
Preparation
of short analytical knowledge management reports on relevant themes to promote
knowledge sharing among Project management and implementing teams.

·        
Facilitate
awareness trainings or workshops as required on major project issues to ensure
adherence to policy.

·        
Facilitate
relevant training to ICRP partners/stakeholders

 

Key Performance Indicators

·        
Communication
strategy developed and implemented

·        
Media
engagement activities – Press releases/conferences conducted, talk shows

·        
IEC
materials developed and disseminated

·        
Stakeholder
engagements and coordination meetings and workshops conducted

·        
Functional
Project information management system established

·        
Training
needs assessment report prepared and Staff trainings conducted

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related discipline,

·        
At least
three years of professional experience with international financial and rural
development institutions and government services. Working experience in country
programme design and loan/grant administration experience with International
Financial Institutions/Development Cooperation Agencies would be an asset.
Field experience in a developing country, plus competency in the use of standard
software like Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, and web-based applications, and
COSTAB will be a major asset.

·        
Ability
to communicate policies and procedures effectively and accurately;

·        
Good
knowledge of policy-oriented, programme-based pro-poor approaches, and loan and
grant preparation

·        
Knowledge
of rural project management and market development would be an asset

·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to
set out a coherent argument in presentations and group interactions.

·        
Excellent
working knowledge of Microsoft packages and electronic communication

·        
Analytical
thinker: you have analytical ability and thorough understanding of
socio-economic issues in agricultural and rural development; and capacity to
lead specific analytical work.

·        
Team
worker: you have the capability to foster and coordinate teamwork; and
establish harmonious working relationships in a multicultural environment.

·        
Self-developer/Innovator:
you are willing to learn, share and acquire new competencies and seek new
challenges by exploring new approaches.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their expressions of
interest and CV with a phone contact, postal address and e-mail address to the
address below. Please attach (a) Copies of relevant academic
documents/qualifications and (b) Copies of the appointment
letter(s)/Contract(s) of the current or most recent employment.

 

Address to:

 

The Head,

Procurement &
Disposal Unit

Ministry of Water
and Environment Headquarters

Plot 3-7, Kabalega Crescent, Luzira

Kampala, Uganda

 

NB: Only
shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 

Deadline: 9th November, 2020 by 14:00 hours

 

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