Communications, PR & Marketing Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Society of Architects (USA)

Job Title:    Communications, PR & Marketing Officer

Organisation: Uganda Society of Architects (USA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Uganda Society of Architects (USA) represents the architectural profession in Uganda. One of the aims is to organise and unite architects in Uganda and to foster and strengthen friendly, intellectual, artistic, cultural, educational and scientific ties among architects and architectural fraternity. Since its establishment, the USA has produced an extensive series of practice, management and law reports on matters related to architectural practices and building in Uganda generally. The Society has also been actively engaged in many other areas including; building contracts, architects’ fees, conditions of engagement, architects manual, seminars, workshops, reports, liaison with other organizations and publication of books on practice matters in Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Communications, PR & Marketing Officer should have good time management skills and be able to juggle multiple responsibilities as well as possess qualities such as discretion, diplomacy, sound judgment and the ability to solve problems independently.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Media & Communications

  • Develops and implements USA’s Communications and PR strategy
  • Provides direction for the USA media team that is, design strategy, audio visual coverage and production
  • Ensures that USA’s website and social media outlets are up to date through upload of current content on issues of importance
  • Carries out market research and surveys from time to time in collaboration with the Board of Research/Development, to inform USA’s Media & PR strategy.
  • Identifies opportunities for USA to engage regionally and internationally
  • Provides monthly reports of Media & PR activities and opportunities
  • Plans events like CPDs, symposia and other USA activities
  • Represents USA at meetings, conferences, workshops or any related fora as assigned by Council

Publications

  • Coordinates the writing, editing, production and distribution of the Quarterly Newsletter of the USA and overseeing the Media team in liaison with the Board of Practice

Public Relations Working with the Executive, Secretariat and Council Boards,

  • Plans public relations activities, including the budgets involved.
  • Develops and manages USA’s brand identity
  • Organizes Media & PR events for USA including press conferences, interviews, and others
  • Prepares content (articles, advertorials, and features) for media outlets including radio, TV and Newspapers.
  • Prepares and distributes press releases
  • Writes, edits, and produces newsletters, brochures, and other publications for clients
  • Assists with the preparation of annual reports, business profiles, and other corporate documents
  • Writes speeches and oversees the development of visual and multimedia aids for presentations
  • As may be required, public speaking on behalf of Council at press conferences, media interviews, and presentations
  • Develops and implements risk assessments and crisis management plans to protect USA’s reputations
  • Assists in scheduling media and personal appearances by the Council members
  • Provides information about USA activities in general response to public inquiries through social media outlets or otherwise.
  • Assists in the preparation and distribution of public relations materials
  • Assists in coordination of Council’s interface with the allied professional bodies, regulatory bodies, government and private sector

Membership

  • Assists in recruiting new members
  • Maintains all memberships
  • Prepares and distributes the Annual Membership Directory
  • Processes new membership applications and communicates all necessary information to Council
  • Provides administrative support for the membership at large
  • Provides notification and follow-up for membership subscriptions
  • Assists the President, Honorary Secretary and Council in the planning and writing of membership literature





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field
  • Two to five years of related work experience
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, and multimedia software
  • An enthusiast of social media
  • Some knowledge of the built environment
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies that pertain to communications
  • Ability to Work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to speak boldly about situations that need attention
  • Flexibility and patience
  • Knowledge of graphics.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send an application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) clearly indicating requirements referred to above, two referrals/recommendation letters from non-family related referees, copies of Certificates, Academic Transcripts, and Medical Fitness Certificate from a clinic or hospital via Email in one file to archi.uganda@gmail.com

 

Deadline: 9th June 2021

 

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