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Are you looking for Government jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Communications Assistant job at The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The National Identification and Registration Authority is a government-owned organisation in Uganda, mandated to register births and deaths in the country and to develop a National Identification Register for both citizens and legally resident non-citizens.

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Job Title

Communications Assistant job at The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Description

RECRUITMENT OF TEMPORARY STAFF – MASS ENROLMENT AND MASS RENEWAL OF NATIONAL IDs

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also charged with among others; the registration of citizens and legally resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification Numbers (NINs/AINS) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders and issuance of the relevant certificates.
The first release of National Identification Cards in Uganda was issued in 2014 with validity of ten (10) years. NIRA intends to conduct a mass renewal and mass enrolment exercise for all expired cards and unregistered citizens. Section 66 of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015 makes possession of a National Identification Card or National Identification Number (NIN) a mandatory requirement for persons to access public services.

To support the above exercise, NIRA wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following temporary positions:

3.Job title: Communications Assistant
Reports To: Executive Assistant to the ED
Department: Office of the ED

Job Summary: The communications Assistant will be responsible for carrying out activities aimed at promoting the project image and drafting documents and correspondences for the Executive Office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in carrying out activities aimed at promoting the project image.

  • Assist in drafting documents and correspondences.

  • Offer support to all teams in designing and editing materials for a range of audiences and contexts.

  • Offer administrative support to the Communications Team in tracking communication activities according to deadlines.

  • Assist in tracking Mass Enrolment and Renewal media exposure and negative press.

  • Assist in executing social media strategies and maintaining web content.

  • Assist in drafting and editing internal and external communication articles (e.g.

  • publications, press releases, social media posts)

  • Assist in facilitating effective in-house communications.

  • Assist in supporting and implementing feedback strategies in relation to Mass Enrolment and Renewal.

  • Assist in maintaining media calendars and appointments and support media engagements.

  • Assist in ensuring branding and style compliance and represent Communication Team policies and guidelines across all project materials.

  • Ensuring that data protection and privacy in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 is embedded.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Assistant to the ED.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Communications Skills and Literature, Public Relations, Mass communication and any other related field

  • Proficiency in graphics design and use of the following applications Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe photo-shop, Adobe In-design

  • Membership in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is an added advantage.


Experience and Skills

  • Previous media relations experience will be an added advantage.

  • Must be proficient in IT and computer use.

  • Professional understanding of technical operations and functions

  • Good communication skills, Innovative, Decisive, Good writing and comprehension skills, Flexibility, Accuracy,

  • Team player, Good organizational skills

  • High moral character and integrity, Ability to work under pressure and deadlines, Ability to work with or without supervision, Ability to sit for long working on a computer, Flexibility to work night shift and weekends.

  • Good communication skills, High moral character and integrity, good writing and comprehension skills, Flexibility, Accuracy, Team player, Good organizational skills

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How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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