Public Rotation & Communications Officer Job Vacancies – West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited (WENRECO)

Job Title:    Public Rotation & Communications Officer

Organisation: West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited (WENRECO)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Human Resources & Admin Officer


About US:

West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited (WENRECO) is an Electric Energy Generation, Distribution & Sales Company in the West Nile sub region, in Northern Uganda.

WENRECO is a subsidiary of industrial Promotion Services —Kenya (IPS-K), the industrial development arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). WENRECO operates a Vertically integrated off-grid Utility involved in generation, distribution and Sale of Electricity in the West Nile districts of Uganda. Reliable and affordable Power from the 3.5MW Nyagak I Mini Hydropower has strengthened the economy of the region within sub-Saharan Africa, £1 was the first off-grid Solution under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and to qualify for World Bank Carbon Financing.


Job Summary:  The Public Rotation & Communications Officer will handle all aspects of planned publicity campaigns, community relations, customer service coordination and public relations activities for West Nile Rural Electrification Co. Ltd.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for writing and producing presentations and press releases as and when required.
  • Uphold the reputation and protect the mission of West Nile Rural Electrification Company by practicing fair and ethical business standards and reposition business in the minds of the Electricity Consumers and stake holders through continuous rebranding of services and engagements.
  • Responsible for keeping appointments with Local government stake holders i.e., through attending district Council meetings and respond to any stake holder’s needs, negotiate transactions on behalf of management.
  • Organizing and managing corporate events such as press conferences, community open days, tours and visits.
  • Identify business opportunities through new customer prospects and evaluating their position in the industry and discuss with management on plans of extending power supply to such consumers to increase business profitability.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information on sales Channels, running agencies and advice on best business service improvement options as well as all activities conducted in a month.
  • Schedule and prepare and attend all Talk shows to enlighten consumers on service trends, projects and any challenges while responding to questions raised on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Collaborate with other teams such as marketing and designers to create promotional content.
  • Media, Website monitoring and analysis to suggest any new innovations from time to time.
  • Maintaining a data base of relevant journalists, stake holders and update a WENRECo contact directory on annual basis.
  • Social media management i.e., Facebook account, Twitter page, what’s App page, skype and Instagram.
  • Content development e.g., for websites, e-newsletters and Fliers that communicate product information to customers.
  • Managing and ensuring response on inquiries from all stakeholders including the public, the press, and related organizations.
  • Create and maintain the customer service and complaint database.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication, Journalism or any related field.
  • Three years of experience with PR Campaigns and Media management.
  • Knowledge in design (CS6 suite) is an added advantage.
  • Excellent Communication Skills Both Orally and in writing with the ability to speak English, Lugbara /Alur languages and Swahili.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Good IT skills
  • MS word, Excel outlook.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to Priorities and plan effectively.
  • Ownership of a Driving License is a Must (Ladies are Strongly encouraged to Apply)


How to Apply:

If you believe you are the one we are looking for, please send your application, CV and academic documents with a cover Letter in one PDF File by email to:  clearly detailing your suitability and why we should hire you for the position in terms of required qualifications, skills and experiences addressed to the: Human Resources & Administration Officer P.O.Box 241 Arua, Plot 14 Rhino Camp Road.


Please kindly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of your application, Day time telephone numbers & email address.


Deadline: 14th May 2021 by 3:00pm


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