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Jobs at Electoral Commission in Uganda

Job Title: Principal Election Officer/ Public relations
Reports to: Secretary, electoral Commission
Duty station: electoral Commission Headquarters

Job Purpose:
To project and protect the Electoral Commission’s image as a credible institution in charge of elections in Uganda

Key Tasks:
• Heading the public Relations section
• Responsible for the entire range of media relations
• Providing publicity support for all commission programs and activities
• Act as commission spokesman
• Any other duties as may be assigned officially
Minimum Qualifications:
• Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honors Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication, Social Sciences or a related field from a recognized university and a post graduate diploma in a Management related field
• Computer knowledge (MS Office) is a must.

Minimum Experience:
• Applicants should have at least 6 years relevant experience in the field of public relations/ journalism, 3 of which should have been gained at a senior level in Government or a large reputable organization

Special Personal Characteristics/ attributes
• Knowledge of government policies and Administrative procedures
• Well developed interpersonal and communication skills and capable of working as a member of the organization’s senior management team
• Excellent written and spoken English with strong report writing and presentation skills

How to Apply:
Applications with comprehensively typed CV showing the applicant’s contact address with day time telephone numbers of three referees, copies of academic transcripts and certificates should be sent to the address below not later than Tuesday 10th April 2012

Envelopes should be clearly marked at the top with the words “ Application for the post of………….”
The head, Human Resource
Management Department
Electoral Commission, Plot 53/55 Jinja Road,
P.O Box 22678, Kampala

Deadline: 10th April 2012

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