Jobs at Uganda Road Fund - Communications Officer



Job Title: Corporate Communications Officer (Re- Advertised)

Uganda Road Fund

(Reporting to Manager. Corporate Services)

Main Duties:

1. Menace the Internal Communications

a) Develop and implement URF communications strategy in line with the company ‘s corporate Business Plan;

b) Develop and manage URF Public Relations program to ensure that stakeholders and the general public are informed of the purpose, activities, limitations and achievements of the Fund;

c) Prepare regular (monthly and quarterly) and ad hoc performance reports for the Executive Director: Prepare speeches for the Executive Director, the Board and other speakers for presentation at URF and related occasions

2. Manage External Communications

a) Prepare press briefs and conferences, newsletters, brochures, media advertisements, interviews on TV and Radio and other public communications for the Fund;

b) Manage URF s participation in external events (le trade shows and exhibitions)

c) Ensure access to information by authorized persons/agencies relating to the activities of the Fund, including performance against published benchmarks;

d) Provide updated and accurate general and technical information for that Fund’s websites;

e) Publicize activities and achievements of the Fund;

f) Handle inquiries and complaints from the public including initiating responses to such complaints in consult at on with the Executive Director,

g) Develop program and activities aimed at strengthening URF s Image and corporate brand.

3. Undertake other functions and duties that may be delegated to the position from time to time.

 Qualifications and competencies

Applicants must possess a degree in Mass Communication.

Public relations or relevant field and have at least 5 years’ experience in developing and managing corporate program communications in a reputable organization, preferably in the transport/roads sub-sector or donor funded projects. A post-graduate qualification in Mass Communication Public relations or related field is desirable.

Competencies:

a) Understanding of principles of corporate communications and media relations:

b) Ability to conduct research and prepare reports;

c) Ability to communicate clearly and concisely and demonstrate capacity to develop and manage corporate and program communications.

d) Strong interpersonal anc1 organizational skills;

e) Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and work effectively under pressure.

f) Ability to effectively organize and manage events

g) Extensive experience with computer applications Microsoft Office. Word. Excel. PowerPoint and Access Experience with the social media including face book, YouTube. Twitter and Flickr

Age limit: Not more than 45 years

Salary and Benefits

This position will be offered under a contract of three years, renewable. Attractive salary and conditions will be available to the right candidate.




How to Apply:

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by Uganda Road Fund Act 2008 to finance the routine and periodic maintenance of public roads The Fund seeks to recruit a Corporate Communication* Officer and accordingly Invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position at the Secretariat,
The Road Fund is a new entity and the Secretariat will need an energetic and dynamic person with the drive necessary to deliver a demanding business plan. Consequently, only the candidate who will meet the requirements of the position will be considered for further evaluation and interview.

Conditions for Applications
Applications accompanied by (I) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post or assignment and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held: (iv) current salary (v) 3 referees, and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted either In hard copy or by email in portable document format (pdf) to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund, 5th Floor Twed Towers, Plot 10, Kafu Road,
P.O. Box 7301, KAMPALA
or by email to info@roadfund.ug


Deadline: 2nd Dec 2012


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