Senior Public Relations Officer job at Law Development Centre ( LDC )

Law Development Centre ( LDC )

Senior Public Relations Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 18 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Law Development Centre ( LDC )

Job Details:

Job Title: Senior Public Relations Officer
Reports to: Manager, Public Relations
Grade: LS5
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Duty Station: Kampala Campus
Supervisory Authority Over: Public Relations Officer

Job Purpose:
To provide information about LDC activities to the general public and other stakeholders and to act as a link with external stake-holders in a manner that projects the image of the Centre positively.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of Manager, Public Relations, he/she will undertake the
• Develop the Centre’s Public Relations strategies and campaigns.
• Prepare press releases, keynote speeches and promotional material.
• Build positive relationships with stakeholders, media and the public.
• Implement the LDC Public Relations and communication policy and strategy to ensure maximum positive publicity of the Centre.
• Direct and nurture the Public Relations function to enable other Departments to achieve their objectives as well as the organizational objectives.
• Promote an understanding of the Centre and its activities or programmes among stakeholders and the general public to generate and sustain appreciation of its contribution to national development.
• Develop and maintain contacts with the media to maximize public relations opportunities and positive image building for the Centre.
• Develop an in-house Journal or Newsletter and annual reports derived from departmental reports to disseminate information on all affairs and activities of the Centre to maximize public awareness.
• Maintain communication and marketing tools such as video and photographic library, brochures, calendars, diaries, flyers documentaries and an interactive web-site.
• Use the various social media platforms to market the LDC brand including employment of media tools to promote the Centre’s PR activities
• Develop a robust consultative network with external agencies in the planning and execution of events such as conferences press releases, social responsibility programmes to maximize organizational representation and public relations opportunities.
• Perform protocol duties as need may arise.
• Carry out necessary research required to maintain awareness of new developments in the field of Public Relations for maximum efficiency in executing the function; and
• Promote a positive corporate image of the Centre.

Qualifications and Experience:
• The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Mass Communication, Journalism or Public Relations from a reputable University
• A Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and or a related field
• Master’s degree in Mass Communication or Journalism or Public Relations from a reputable institution is a distinct added advantage.
• Minimum of (4) years of relevant working experience two (2) of which should be at the level of Senior Public Relations Officer in the public sector or reputable organization(s) in the private sector.
• Membership to the Public Relations Association of Uganda is desirable.

• Key Competences:
• Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Good report writing skills.
• Good Computer skills in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and presentation application;
• Good marketing and networking skills; and
• Creativity, initiative and excellent planning and budget management skills.

• Key Outputs:
• Clear Public Relations policies and procedural manuals
• Effective communication channels set up such as regular publication of a
• Newsletter, Brochures, Circulars, Press releases.
• Harmonious relations between the Centre and the general public.
• Regular, concise and accurate information about the Centre released to the media in a timely manner and after sufficient consultations; and
• A regularly maintained interactive website with current content.

Application procedure

Detailed job descriptions and job specifications can be obtained from the
LDC Website;
All eligible candidates should submit their applications with detailed and up to date CVs, certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates and any other supporting documents, day time telephone contacts and addresses of two referees (including the current employer (where applicable) to:
The Head, Human Resource and Administration,
Law Development Centre,
P. O. Box 7117, Kampala;
Hard copies should be hand delivered to the LDC reception at the
Kampala Campus, or sent by email to:; (Attention: Ms.
Emily Nabuuma)
Deadline: Friday, 18th March 2022 by 5:00pm.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-03-13