Mass Communication Jobs Vacancies in Kamapala, Uganda

Job Title: Information Communication and Outreach Officer
Reporting to: Director
Age limit 30-45 years
Location: Jinja
Salary scale: UR5 (ii)

Core Duties:
A] Plan and develop informational materials and implement activities designed to improve community and employee understanding and acceptance of the institute's policies, objectives, strategies and services.
b] Arrange public appearances, lectures, contests, or exhibitions for the institute to increase agricultural technology awareness and to promote good-will.
c] Maintain regular contact with media representatives to promote good public relations for the institute. In addition, arrange promotional campaigns in types of media to promote new or improved technologies.
d] Arrange conferences, workshops, special events and presentations for informational purposes. Gather, package and edit newsletters, reports, journals, technical reports, posters, brochures, internet web pages and other publications for internal and external audiences, including employee, communities and other stakeholders.
f) Establish and maintain cooperative relationship with representatives of communities, consumer groups, employees, and public interest groups.
g] Plan and direct development and communication of informational programs to maintain favorable public and stakeholder perceptions of the institutes accomplishments and agenda.
h) Confer with research scientists and technicians to produce advertisements and promotion of appropriate technologies.
i) Plan and conduct market and public opinion research to test products and determine potential for product success as well as communicating results to clients.
j) Train NARO staff in informational and communication methods and techniques,
k) Establish collaborative partnerships with intermediaries and other sector institutions including international organizations,
1) Prepare monthly progress reports and annual reports showing achievements in the area of information and communications against planned targets.

Qualifications;
a) Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications or equivalent qualifications with post-graduate training in environmental journalism and public relations.
b) Minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in the areas of journalism, advertising, marketing, film/ video production and public relations and information,
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Application procedures:
Applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates, referee recommendation letters and testimonials should be addressed to:
Head Human Resource and Administration;
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
P.O. Box, 343 Jinja. Closing date is 4th November 2010.

Only successful applicants will be invited for interviews at short notice. Applicants not receiving a response within one week of the closing date should regard their applications as unsuccessful.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT VACANCIES SHOULD BE OBTAINED FROM: www.firi.go.ug AND CLICK ON JOB OPPORTUNITIES .NaFIRRi is an equal opportunity employer.

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