Head Communications Employment Opportunity – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

 

Job Title:    Head Communications

Organisation: Deposit
Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Chief Executive Officer

 

About US:

The Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF), which is also referred to as the Fund, was established as
a separate legal entity following the enactment of the Financial Institutions
(Amended) Act, 2016. Prior to this, DPF was managed by Bank of Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Head Communications will be responsible
for the implementation of communications strategy both internally and
externally with a heavy emphasis on brand management for the Fund; Includes
managing all communications plan activities and building external relationships
with the Fund’s stakeholders.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Key
responsibilities:

·       
Raise
the profile of the Fund to internal and external audiences;

·       
Develop
and implement the Fund’s communications strategy, working closely with the
Chief Executive, relevant Committees, Management and appointed agencies;

·       
Manage
communications functions including media and campaigns, publishing, web, public
affairs and stakeholders, events, internal communications and projects;

·       
Develop
professionally written policy and procedure proposals that clearly articulate
the Fund’s value proposition.

Duties:

·       
Acts as
the official Spokesperson of the Fund;

·       
Observes
and reports on social, economic, and political trends that might affect
employees;

·       
Develops
and maintains the Fund’s corporate image and reputation;

·       
Confers
with Human Resources and Administration Department to develop internal
communications that keep employees informed of Fund activities;

·       
Represents
Communications department in national, regional and international meetings
pertaining to policy communication;

·       
Proactively
builds and manages appropriate internal communication channels, including
appropriate internal bulletins/magazines;

·       
Ensures
value for money in management and implementation of the communication’ work
plans and budget;

·       
Oversees
the preparation of an annual newspaper pull-out on activities of the fund;

·       
Develops
a communications policy and strategy of the Fund;

·       
Establishes
and maintain effective working relationships with clients, government
officials, and media representatives and use these relationships to develop new
business opportunities for the Fund;

·       
Studies
the objectives, promotional policies, or needs of the Fund to develop public
relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas,
products, or services;

·       
Identifies
main target audience and stakeholders of the Fund, determine the best way to
communicate to them effectively, assign, supervise, and review the activities
of the Communication department staff;

·       
Ensures
the drafting of speeches for the Fund’s management;

·       
Evaluates
advertisment and promotions programs for compatibility with public relations
efforts;

·       
Manages
special events, such as sponsorship of races, parties introducing new products,
or other activities the Fund supports, to gain public attention by using
multi-media channels;

·       
Formulates
policies and procedures related to public information programs, working with
public relations executives;

·       
Manages
the public relations aspect of a potential crisis situation;

·       
Maintains
the Fund’s archives and knowledge centre;

·       
Ensures
interactivity, content management of the Fund’s website and social media
platforms.

 

Expected Outputs

·       
Stakeholder
engagements on the Fund’s mandate;

·       
Positive
corporate image and reputation;

·       
Dynamic
and up-to-date Fund website;

·       
Communications
policy and strategy;

·       
Quality
Internal and external communications mechanisms;

·       
Presentations
to the Executive Management and/or the Board of Directors.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a First Class or Upper Second Class degree in
communication, journalism, public relations, economics or a related field from
a recognized university. Essential;

·       
A
Master’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, information
technology, business administration and economics is essential;

·       
8+ years
of experience in the communications or public relations field is essential;

·       
Deep
insight and career experience in media relations, public relations and analyst
relations disciplines is desirable;

·       
Crisis
management and crisis communications experience is desirable.

 

Competencies:

Technical
Competencies

·       
Marketing,
promotion, sponsoring, fundraising and events management;

·       
Public
relations and relations with the media;

·       
Exhibition
design and management;

·       
Writing
speeches, presentations and knowledge transfer methodology;

·       
Internal
corporate communication;

·       
Managing
relations and partnerships;

Behavioural
Competencies

·       
Accountability
and Dependability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness
of work and achieves results with little oversight;

·       
Transparency
and Integrity: Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and
professionalism in all interactions;

·       
Team
spirit and collaboration: Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team
to achieve the Fund’s organizational goals and deliverables; Builds
constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance,
cooperation, and mutual respect

·       
Adaptability
and Flexibility: Adapts to changing needs, conditions, and work responsibilities;

·       
Self-Management
and thoroughness: effectively manage own time, priorities, and resources to
achieve goals; Ensures that work is complete and accurate and independently
follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled;

·       
Communication:
Shares and receives information using clear oral, written and interpersonal
communication skills;

·       
Stress
Tolerance/tact: Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations,
diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations;

·       
Employee
Engagement and enthusiasm: Demonstrates commitment to the job, colleagues, the
Fund and its mission by acting in ways that further the accomplishment of its
goals;

·       
People
Management: Leads and engages people to maximize organizational and individual
performance through alignment with the Fund’s mission and attainment of
strategic and operational goals;

·       
Coaching
and Mentoring: Enables co-workers to grow and succeed through feedback,
instruction, and encouragement. Influences others to be excited and committed
to furthering the Fund’s objectives; ability to gain other’s support for ideas,
proposals, and solutions.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021

 

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