Senior Public Relations Officer job at Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)


Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

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: 25 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

Job Details:

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), is a statutory organization established by Uganda Tourism Board Statute of 1994 and reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008 with the following Statutory Objectives:
• To promote and contribute to the Development of Tourism sector both within and outside of Uganda
• To coordinate with the Ministry responsible for Tourism and the private sector in the implementation of the National Tourism policy
• To carry out any other activities as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the two objectives specified above.
UTB, an equal opportunity employer, seeks to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Ugandan professional to fill the following position:

Job title: Senior Public Relations Officer
Salary Scale: T4
Department: Office of the Chief Executive Officer
Duty Station: UTB Headquarters
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Supervises: None

Main Purpose of the Job
To develop and implement the public relations policy and communication strategy and enhance the corporate image and credibility of UTB and be the mouth piece of the Organization

Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate all public relations activities, developing a brand communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics.
• Develop a media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media.
• Develop strategies for the enhancement of the Organization's corporate image both within and outside the country
• Develop and maintain a functional communications system and strengthen communications across the Board that will ensure impact on internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop and implement a communications strategy for the organization.
• Coordinate with stakeholders and public media in implementing UTB's public relations programmes.
• Take lead in publicity in organizing local and international events where UTB's participation is required
• Develop and coordinate the implementation of the Organization's corporate social responsibility
• Prepare periodic public relations reports in line with UTB's reporting guidelines
• Undertake and/or oversee research to establish the image/ perception towards the organization
• Monitor and evaluate the organisation and the destination's presence in media.
• Perform any other duty as assigned from time to time.


Qualification and Experience
• Honours Bachelor's Degree in either public relations, Mass Communication, Journalism, Literature in English or its equivalent from a recognized University.
• A post graduate diploma in either Mass Communication public relations, journalism Literature in English, or related field from recognized Institution.
• Should have at least five years relevant working experience in a busy and reputable private or public Organization.
• Should be a member of Public Relations Association of Uganda.
• Knowledge of a second international language is an added advantage.

Skills
• Communication and presentation skills
• Writing skills
• Public Speaking
• Interpersonal skills
• Coordination skills
• Knowledge in the use of modern social media platforms
• ICT skills

Application procedure

Interested and eligible Ugandans who meet the above requirements are invited to apply. Application with detailed CV (with email, telephone contact and postal address), plus copies of all academic certificates and transcripts, testimonials, past appointments copy of National identity card, contact details (telephone, postal and email addresses) of three competent referees should be sent by courier or hand delivered to the address below latest by 5:00pm on 25th March, 2022
Chief Executive Officer
Uganda Tourism Board
Plot 42, Rotary Avenue (Lugogo Bypass)
6" Floor Lugogo House, P.O. BOX 7211 KAMPALA
TEL. +256 414 342196/7
E-mail: utb@utb.go.ug,
Website: www.utb.go.ug

Date Posted: 2022-03-13

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