Communication and Public Relations Officer Job Vacancies – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

 

Job Title:    Communication and Public
Relations Officer (CPRO)

Organisation: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Name:
Young Africa Works in Uganda enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Uganda’s apex body for the private sector is
collaborating with the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) to co-implement Young Africa
Works in Uganda – Enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Program.
The Intervention’s ultimate goal is to create dignified and fulfilling work for
young women and men and contribute to the effort to lifting Ugandans out of
poverty. The intervention focuses on creating, maintaining and sustaining
growth in job markets through strengthening the capacity of actors to
efficiently produce and sell their goods and services in expanded markets,
developing new diversified financing mechanisms as well as growing the capacity
of business leaders and their support service providers to manage and expand
their enterprises. This transformative intervention will also transition Micro
Enterprises to Small Enterprises. PSFU wishes to recruit capable, experienced
and passionate Ugandan for the position of Investment Specialist/Finance.

 

Job Summary:  Under the overall responsibility and technical
supervision the Project Director, the Communications and Public Relations
Officer (CPRO) will be responsible for the effective communication of project
activities, and promote positive publicity for its results, achievements and
outcomes. He/ she will be a member of the project management team reporting to
the Project Director. The CPRO has the responsibility to ensure the positive
projection of the image of the project at all times and for the effective
communication to the general public and to stakeholders of the programmes,
activities and outputs and benefits/outcomes of the project’s interventions and
activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
wide publicity of the project in all areas of significance in line with budgets
and annual work-plans approved by the Steering Committee, PSFU and MCF;

·       
Manage
the communication channels including media and any stakeholders in relation to
the project brand and image of the principal support and sponsor;

·       
Help in
development and subsequent management of the website of the Project with events
(upcoming and completed), activities and major related partnerships, etc.;

·       
Develop
and update the Project Communication Strategy with a communications plan for the
project that includes all activities that are to be covered in the project;

·       
Ensure
development, operationalisation and maintenance of an on-line website and
portal for the Project, with frequent regular updates on key elements like
events, partnerships etc.;

·       
Manage
the social media platforms for the project and make responses accordingly;

·       
Coordinate
communication on the project with counterparts in the partner implementing
organisations including with regard to capacity building to have project
information well disseminated for advocacy to different stakeholders;

·       
Provide
input into the project and PSFU advocacy programmes and in this respect work
closely with the Investment Specialist/Business Environment;

·       
Take
charge of the periodic publication of reports, audio and visual outputs of the
project; and

·       
Undertake
any other functions related to the successful implementation of the project as
may be instructed by the Project Director.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a degree in Mass Communication or related degree;
with a postgraduate qualification in ICT an added advantage;

·       
At least
five years of relevant experience in management and dissemination of
communication or advocacy. Experience in the usage of computers and office
software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based
management systems and social media communication in an institution;

·       
Experience
in project and web-based information management;

·       
Overall
knowledge of the economic and market environment in which the private sector is
operating, including the wider East and Central African region;

·       
A good
understanding of private sector development issues and appreciation of the role
the private sector can play in economic development;

·       
An
appreciation/understanding of the extent and effects of youth unemployment; and
of the social (especially gender and youth) dimensions of development;

·       
Good
interpersonal and communication skills;

·       
Knowledge
of ICT applications to information management and dissemination;

·       
Ability
to communicate with stakeholders;

·       
Skills
to communicate through social media;

·       
Excellent
oral and writing in English.

 

Desirable
Attributes:

·       
A
passion for youth – men and women;

·       
A
commitment to the protection of youth and children.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online to hr@psfuganda.org.ug

 

Executive Director

Private Sector
Foundation Uganda

Plot 43 Nakasero
Hill Road

P. O. Box 7683,
Kampala. Uganda

 

Deadline: 25th February 2021

 

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