Programme/Communication Officer Jobs – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development


Job Title:    Programme/Communication Officer

Organisation: Ministry
of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The Global Fund to
Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an international partnership
that provides grants to lower income countries with high disease burden such as
Uganda. Specifically, it focuses on prevention and control of the three
diseases HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. The Funds Coordination Unit (FCU)
was set up under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
(MoFPED) as the Principal Recipient (PR) to provide oversight over
implementation of the Grants. Implementation of the programs is a
responsibility of the Ministry of Health (MoH).


The overall
objective of the FCU is to support MoFPED to ensure effective and efficient
operation of the interventions supported by the Global Fund resources and it is
intended to strengthen the decision by the Government of Uganda (GoU) to use
its national mechanisms, as articulated in the 2006 Long Term Institutional
Arrangements (LTIA) strategy. The FCU functions are vested in Public Financial
Management (PFM) Reforms Coordination Unit (RCU)


Job Summary:   The objective of the role of the Programme
Communication Officer is to support the management of the communication and
advocacy component of the Global Fund financing activities as they relate to
the three diseases and contribute to the national goal of promoting the
National and International Response to HIV and AIDS epidemic, TB and Malaria in
Uganda. The role will strengthen the involvement of the key officials at the
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development in communication
activities related to the Global Fund and to exploit all opportunities offered
by the Ministry website and all other relevant data banks in order to
effectively communicate to local and international Global Fund stakeholders.

The officer will
harness and strengthen social media, branding management and communication to
further the Global Fund agenda and to support proactive and consistent
communication to all pertinent matters relating to the implementation of Global
Fund activities as they relate to the Funds Coordination function at the
Ministry. This includes initiating content and managing the development,
monitoring and implementation of information on all online platforms for the
Global Fund Financing project/programme.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Programme 
Communication  Officer  will 
support  the  design 
and  execution  a 
holistic communication strategy and plan on matters including but not
limited to PFM reforms and how they impact the Global Fund financing

a regular flow of information about the programme to key target audiences. This
will include, but not limited to, a regular newsletter, regular and timely
website updates as well as others to be agreed.

processes in translating programme information into technical documentation of
Knowledge Management products.

terms of reference, tenders and contracts for procuring communication products
and activities at national and local levels, and coordinate and implement
communication activities.

technical input in all aspects related to communication: Writing, editing, and
producing communication tools and materials including all brand promotional
items like pull-up banners, brochures, frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheets,
memorabilia (promotional items), public relations channels both audio and
audio-visual e.g. radio talk Shows, and TV talk shows.

quality assurance for communications and branding to ensure coherence of
communications and messages.

regular monitoring and communication audit of the internal and external
communication environment. This includes digital media analytics on the effectiveness
of the digital media approaches.

best practices for communicating for internal and external stakeholders

and develop branding materials for different audiences and channels. Recommend
least-cost and high-impact/quick-win channels in line with the audiences under

the Ministry of Health to establish a dedicated team of journalists with
special interest and knowledge capacity to report on global fund issues.

Programme Events Management.

the management of consistency of the Global Fund brand and its reputation.

any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold an honors bachelors degree in humanities, social
sciences, journalism, marketing, mass communication, or public relations, with
a postgraduate diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication.

Master’s degree in related field is added advantage.

minimum of five years of experience in managing media and communications for
development programmes is required, of which two (2) are in the public sector
or reputable private sector.

in specialized media training and/or Graphic Art and Design will be an added

local knowledge and experience on how media in Uganda and beyond operates.

oral and  written communication skills,
and stakeholder management skills.

Media and Branding knowledge including knowledge in Digital literacy, website
management and graphic design.


and advocacy skills.

on Change management.

to take professional pictures, videos with minimal editing in still and motion

to originate and package information from various sources including technical
reports, presentations, and the like.


How to Apply:

Applications must
include cover letter, CV, certificates and testimonials, and be addressed as
below and submitted online to reap@finance.go.ug


The Coordinator

The PFM Reforms
Coordination Unit

Ministry of Finance,
Planning & Economic Development

Floor 3 Finance
Building, Office 3.4

Plot 2/ 12 Apollo
Kaggwa Road

P O Box 8147

Kampala. Uganda


Please Note:

Terms of
reference for the positions have been updated and individuals who previously
applied are encouraged to reapply.

subject should indicate file position applied for.

We are
an equal opportunity employer, any form of lobbying shall lead to

shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 4th December 2020


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