Corporate Communications Officer job at Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Corporate Communications Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 20 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Job Details:

Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by the Uganda Road Fund Act 2008, to finance routine and periodic maintenance of all public roads in Uganda. The Road Fund Board seeks to urgently fill vacant positions at its Headquarters in Kampala, and accordingly invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following critical posts which are essential for the continued financing of road maintenance and protection of Uganda’s valuable road assets:
Vision: To provide adequate financing for maintenance of public roads
Mission: To provide effective and sustainable financing of maintenance for public roads, build partnerships with stakeholders and serve with integrity
Core Values: Prudence, Transparency, Integrity and Value

Job Title : Corporate Communications Officer
Salary Scale: RF 3
Department: Corporate Services
Reports to: Manager, Corporate Services

Main Purpose:
To implement URF communications strategy in line with the Fund’s corporate Business Plan. Prepare press briefs and conferences, newsletter, brochures, media advertisements, interviews on TV and Radio and other public communications for the Fund including management of the social media platforms.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage the Internal communication
o Develop and manage URF Public Relations Program to ensure that stakeholders and the general public are informed of the purpose, activities, limitations and achievements of the fund.
o Prepare regular (monthly and quarterly) and adhoc performance reports for Executive
• Director.
o Prepare speeches for the Executive Director, the board and other speakers for presentation at URF and related occasions.

Manage External communication
o Prepare press briefs and conferences, newsletter, brochures, media advertisements, interviews on TV and Radio and other public communications for the fund.
o Manage URF’S participation in external events (i.e. trade shows and exhibition).
o Ensure access to information by authorized persons /agencies related to the activities of the fund in including performance against published benchmarks.
o Provide updated and accurate general and technical information to the Fund’s website. e. Publicize activities and achievements of road Fund.
o Handle inquiries and complaints from the public including initiating responses to such complaints in Consultation with the Executive Director.
o Develop program and activities aimed at strengthening URF’S image and corporate brand.
• Undertake other functions and duties that may be delegated to the position from time to time.

Person Specifications and Experience:
o A degree in Mass communications, Public relations or relevant field and have at least 5 years’ experience in developing and managing corporate program communications in a reputable organization, preferably in the transport/roads sub-sector or donor funded projects.
o A post graduate qualification in Mass communication, Public relations or related field is desirable. Membership to a professional body is an added advantage.
• Understanding of principles of corporate communications and media relations. d. Ability to conduct research and prepare reports.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely and demonstrate capacity to develop and manage corporate and programme communications.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and work effectively under pressure. h. Ability to effectively organize and manage events.
• Extensive experience with computer applications Microsoft office and experience with social media including Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, and Flicker.

Application procedure
All the above positions will be offered to the right candidates, under a contract initially of one (1) year and three (3) months (up to June 2023); in line with Ministry of Public Service guidance.
Conditions for Application:
Applications must be accompanied by
• A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the position and illustrated personal experience;
• Copies of testimonials;
• Detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held;
• Current salary
• 3 referees; and
• Postal address, day time telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted in hard copy to:
The Executive Director / Secretary to Board,
Uganda Road Fund Headquarters, PPDA-URF
Towers, Plot 39, Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 7501, Kampala, not later than Thursday 20th
January 2022, 4:00pm.

Only candidates who unequivocally meet the requirements of the positions will be considered for further evaluation and interview. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. The URF is an equal opportunity merit-based employer.

Date Posted: 2021-12-21