Principal Public Relations Officer Employment Opportunity – National Medical Stores

 

Job Title:    Principal Public Relations
Officer

Organisation: National
Medical Stores

Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: General
Manager/CEO

 

About US:

National Medical
Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament
in 1993. Our mandate is to Procure, Store and Distribute medicines and other
medical supplies to health facilities.

 

Job Summary:  The Principal Public Relations Officer will provide
leadership in Public and Media relations for Medical Stores.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Serves
as the central source of all information about the Corporation as the official
channel of information between the Corporation and customers, media, donors,
government, the general public and all other stakeholders.

·       
Arranges
and coordinates the General Manager’s official programmes, briefs with the
press in line with the General Manager’s work schedules and instructions.

·       
Plans,
budgets and coordinates all public relations promotional programmes in
conjunction with the Corporate Plan.

·       
Coordinates
all public relations procurements for goods and services in line with the
Corporation Plan.

·       
Conduct
surveys, collects and analyses information to assess public opinion with regard
to service delivery.

·       
Supervises
and coordinates processing press releases and public notices in the print and
electronic media in line with the set Corporation Plans.

·       
Advises
management on media/public relations functions in accordance with Corporation’s
specific needs.

·       
To
identify any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of your duties and
formally report to your immediate supervisor.

·       
Carryout
any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree.

·       
A
Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Mass Communication or Journalism, or
Public Relations from a University recognized by the National Council for
Higher Education.

·       
At least
seven years of hands-on experience in a public relations role, two (02) of
which should have been at Senior Management level and two (2) in a
health/medical service organization

·       
Must be
a member of the Public Relations Association of Uganda or the Uganda
Journalists Association.

·       
Excellent
communication, analytical and interpersonal skills with a good command of
English Language.

·       
Excellent
knowledge of Uganda’s Health Sector

·       
Proficiency
in Microsoft Office suite, use of New Media for mass communication purposes

·       
Ability
to work independently and with strong organizational and planning skills.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants should submit an online application. Please scan your academic
qualifications: Degree/Diploma qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, Uganda
Advanced Certificate of Education, Uganda Certificate of Education and other relevant
academic documents and National Identity Card (both faces) and submit them
online here.

 

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The application
letter should be addressed as below and should be scanned and sent online:

 

The Chief Human
Resource and Administration Officer

National Medical
Stores

P.O Box 16, Entebbe

Plot 4-16 Nsamizi
Road,

ENTEBBE- UGANDA.

 

Note:

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us, one month
from the date of closure of receipt of applications, consider your application
unsuccessful.

·       
Candidates
should attach all relevant academic documents as One PDF File

·       
Please
note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify documents
attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their
validity. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
National Medical Stores is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Deadline: Monday, 8th February, 2021 by 5: 00pm.

 

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