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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Communications Manager Job at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Communications Manager

Jobs at:
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)

Deadline of this Job:
3rd February 2017

Duty Station:
UWA Headquarters

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Job details:
BACKGROUND
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. UWA was established in 1996 and is managed in accordance with the Wildlife Act Cap 200.
The Mission of UWA is: “To conserve, economically develop and sustainably manage the wildlife and protected areas of Uganda in partnership with neighboring communities and other stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Uganda and the global community.
UWA, an equal opportunity employer wishes to recruit high caliber, self-motivated and result oriented Ugandan nationals to fill the Position below:
JOB TITLE; COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
DEPARTMENT; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE
SALARY SCALE: UWA 04
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: ONE (01)
DUTY STATION: UWA HEADQUARTERS
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SUPERVISES: PUBLIC RELATIONS OFHGERS,
ELECTRONIC & SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER
CONTRACT DURATION: FOUR (4 YEARS DURATION)
AGE LIMIT: 45 YEARS
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To develop and implement the communication and public relations policy and enhance the corporate image of UWA. A
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing and implementing strategies for managing communication relations in order to facilitate the effective dissemination of information pertaining to UWA.
  • Building and managing relationships with the Media so as to facilitate effective dissemination of information pertaining to UWA.
  • Preparing the Annual Corporate Report for UWA.
  • Coordinating with stakeholders and the media in implementing UWA’s public relations programs.
  • Designing, developing and disseminating Communication and Public relations materials.
  • Coordinating the activities of Honorary Wildlife Officers.
  • Proactively engage the media to ensure positive reporting on UWA and ensure immediate response to any negative reporting.
  • Developing and coordinating the implementation of UWA’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Developing strategies to enhance UWA’s Corporate Image programs.
  • Preparing periodic reports in line with UWA’s reporting guidelines.
  • Overseeing the management all UWA web content and communications.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by Management and or supervisor from time to time.
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Should possess a Master’s Degree in either:
  • International Relations, Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, or related field from a reputable University or Institution.
  • Should possess an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in; Public Relations, Journalism, Mass communication, International Relations, Literature in English or a related field from a reputable University or Institution. .
EXPERIENCE

  • At least seven (7) years working experience in either:
  • Public Relations or communications from a reputable organization at least two (2) of which should have been at Senior Officer Level.
COMPETENCES

  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build relations and networks.
  • Self-driven, exceptional team player and highly innovative.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a keen interest in latest media trends.
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Coordination skills
  • Good knowledge of lCT.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Time management.
  • Concern for quality and standards.
  • Ethics, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Accountability
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating various assignments
Job application procedure
Application Procedure: Suitable candidates should send their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae bearing contacts of three competent Referees, a daytime telephone contact, Academic Documents and relevant appointment letters to any of the addresses below: ’
Either email: Email: hr-recruit@ugandawild|ife.org or
The Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority
Plot 7 Kira Road, Kamwokya
P.0. Box 3530 Kampala.
Closing date: 3rd February 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that any form of lobbing will lead to automatic disqualification. Persons who had earlier applied need not to re-apply