Principal Public Relations Officer Careers – National Medical Stores

 

Job Title:    Principal Public Relations
Officer (Re-advertised)

Organisation: National
Medical Stores

Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Uganda

NMS/2021/04:
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

 

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.

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

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s Degree.

·       
A
minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Mass Communication or
Journalism, or Public Relations from a recognized University.

·       
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 qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, Uganda Advanced
Certificate of Education, Uganda Certificate of Education, Membership to the
professional body and other relevant academic documents and National Identity
Card (both faces) and submit them online: Click
Here
.

 

Failure to attach
any of the listed required documents shall lead to automatic disqualification
of the applicant.

 

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 PDF Files

·       
Interested
qualifying candidates who had applied in the previous advert of 25th January
2021 are encouraged to reapply.

·       
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, 29th March 2021 not later than 5: 00pm.

 

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