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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is a Government Ministry which plays an important role to ensure mobilization of public resources for the whole Government. The Ministry commonly known as Ministry of Finance is further charged to oversee how these resources are accounted for as they target to benefit all Ugandans.

The Ministry is also concerned with matters of achieving the fastest rate of economic transformation alongside emerging economies. It targets to formulate sound economic policies that lead to sustainable economic growth and development. The ministry is organized with Directorates of Budget, Economic Affairs, Accountant General’s Office and departments of Finance and Administration.

Job Title

Communication Officer job at Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Job Description

To manage project communications by technically supporting the EFS and RHD components in ensuring timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information. The CO will a) manage the communication on the web platforms and other digital tools; b) participate actively in investment promotion in RHD areas; and c) participate actively in the FES component. The CO shall ensure timely and regular information material is produced and available to project management for-sharing stakeholders for both components and support the implementation for effective stakeholder participation and support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Refine and improve the communication, and presentation of the web platform as the entry point of the program and ensure that the web platform is an integral part of the communications strategy. A key task is to ensure that the platform is updated by the IT team, with up-to-date project information, communication material, and other secondary material that may be of interest to stakeholders.

  • Refine/develop and supervise the implementation of the EFS and RHD communication strategy;

  • For the FES component work with the technical team to produce material to market the program to potential exporting firms in Uganda.

  • For the RHD component work with the technical team to produce material to market the program to investors, work and participate in investment promotion activities in internal and external markets.

  • Assess the information needs of the stakeholders and prepare targeted messages on project/component issues.

  • Coordinate the development and production of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials in liaison with the various project staff and stakeholders to ensure quality and timely dissemination.

  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the communication strategy.

  • Liaise with print/electronic media on promotion of the project/component activities.

  • Work with traditional media groups to disseminate project messages.

  • Promote a positive culture and image of the project and market the project for greater visibility and access to the target population.

  • Review the information on the project website provide content development support and ensure website promotion on a regular basis.

  • Organize media events such as press conferences, talk shows, and interviews of key component staff, and stakeholders on public and private media.

  • Supervise the development of printed, multimedia, and/or web-based publications (case studies, research reports, project updates, newsletters, etc.) and provide quality control in line with the project corporate identity standards.

  • Generate specific media outputs (deliverables) as determined from time to time in the respective projected work plans for each quarter.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications, Experience, Other skills and Competence

Academic qualifications

  • Applicants should possess an honors degree from a recognized institution in any of the following areas: mass communication, journalism, development communication, or media studies.

  • Post-graduate qualification in mass communication, journalism, development communication, strategic communication, media studies, marketing, public relations, business administration, and project management will be an added advantage.

  • An undergraduate in business or marketing studies or exposure to business or investment promotion would be advantageous.


Experience

  • At least six (6) years of professional experience in communication at a senior position in a project, private sector, international agency or other credible/reputable institution.

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in undertaking social assessments, stakeholder analysis, developing plans and execution

  • Experience in working across the areas of grass roots communities, private sector, non-governmental organizations, financing, multilateral and bilateral development agencies and government will be an advantage.


Other Requirements

  • Experience in communication and media relations, media campaigns and promotional material development.

  • Experience in using a wide range of communication tools in print, broadcasting, electronic and traditional media as well as public relations.

  • Experience working in, and with, some of the following areas: grassroots communities including in refugee hosting settlements, private sector, non-governmental organizations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies and government.

  • Experience of working in the private sector i.e. marketing and investment promotion.

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).

  • High level of honesty, integrity, and versatility.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and deliver under tight deadlines.


Key Results /Outputs

  • Development and implementation of the component communication strategy.

  • Assessment of information needs of key stakeholders as well as public relations.

  • Monitoring and evaluation of communication strategy implementation.

  • Promotion of positive culture and image of the components and project.

  • Coordination of preparation of information to update the INVITE website.

  • Development of IEC materials and multimedia productions for social media.

  • Development of a communication procurement plan, work plan, and budget.

  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit application letters and supporting documents including curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic documents to INVITE web portal: https://recruitment.invite.go.ug/jobs not later than Tuesday, December 12, 2023 by 5:00pm, clearly indicating the reference number and the particular position being applied for. Applications will only be received through the INVITE Web Portal.

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