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Sunday, October 8, 2017

2 Community Affairs Assistants Job at Rural Electrification Agency ( REA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Community Affairs Assistants
Jobs at:
Rural Electrification Agency ( REA )

Deadline of this Job:
October 18, 2017

Duty Station:

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Job details:
The Republic of Uganda received a loan from the Islamic Development Bank for the implementation of the Opuyo-Moroto 132 kV Electricity Transmission Line and Distribution Project to extend the backbone of the national electricity grid by construction of approximately 160km of 132kV transmission line.
To achieve this project REA wishes to recruit suitably qualified nationals keen to join a vibrant team and a very dynamic work environment.
Post: 2 Community Affairs Assistants
Reporting /Purpose:
Working under the Project Management Unit but under close supervision of the Principal Corporate Outreach and Communications Officer, the Community Affairs Assistant will on a day-to-day represent REA to disseminate project information, sensitize, mobilize and coordinate community involvement and participation during project design and implementation, with the aim of achieving the project objectives, smooth project implementation and enhancing initial connections for the following distribution projects.
  • Lot 3: Moroto-Nakapiripirit, Moroto-Moroto Cement Factory and Moroto-Katikekile, Schemes in Amudat and Nakapiripirit
  • Lot 4: Moroto-Kotido—Kabong, Kotido-Abim with Tee-off to Kacheri, Namakora-Karenga-Kidepo
Key Responsibilities:
Residing in the project area, the Community Affairs Assistant will be responsible for;
  • implementation of the social aspects of the project within the project areas, through community sensitization and information dissemination on the project’s objectives.
  •  Increased community awareness of REA projects, including connections initiatives and any other project interventions.
  • Enhanced community participation during project design and implementation
  • Mobilize and coordinate community involvement during project implementation
  •  Sensitization communities on the productive use of energy and issues of health and safety when using electricity
  • Giving marketing support to the service providers in the different service territories.
  • Assist the way leaves office in addressing disputes over way leaves rights, land ownership and tree cutting.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelors Degree in a relevant field including; Communications and Media, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Social Work and Development Studies.
  • Experience of at least two (2) years in outreach related programs.
  • Public speaking ability in the English language and additional local languages.
  • Computer literate and able to used Ms. Office applications for report writing.
Terms and conditions of Service:
  • Six (6) months probationary period.
  • Two (2) years contract
  • An attractive remuneration package.
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should by; October 18, 2017 submit expression of interest including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts) and clearly stating the preferred Lot to:
The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency ( REA )
Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo
2nd Floor, House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317 Kampala - Uganda.