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Monday, February 5, 2018

Principal Public Relations Officer Job at Uganda National Examinations Board - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Principal Public Relations Officer

Jobs at:
Uganda National Examinations Board

Deadline of this Job:
5:00 pm of Friday 23rd February 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Uganda National Examinations Board is a body corporate established under Cap.137 Laws of Uganda. Its Vision is: ‘A Recognized Centre of Globally competitive Educational Assessment and Certification" and its mission is “Conduct Valid, Reliable, Equitable and Duality Assessment of Learners Achievement in a Professional and innovative Manner and Award Internationally Recognized Certiļ¬cates". The Board invites suitably qualified Ugandans to till the positions below:
1. Job Title: Principal Public Relations Officer (1)
Responsible to: Executive Secretary
Responsible for: Senior Public Relations Officer
Front Desk Officer
Scale EB 3

Purpose of the Job
To provide information about the Board’s activities to the general public and to act as a link with stake-holders in a manner that projects the image of the Board positively.
Key Result Areas (KRAs)
  • Implement the Public Relations and Communication policy and strategy to ensure maximum positive publicity of UNEB.
  • Direct and nurture Staff in the Public Relations section to enable them achieve their objectives as well as the organizational objectives.
  • Promote an understanding of the Board and its activities or programmes among stakeholders and the general public to generate and sustain appreciation of its contribution to national development.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with the media to maximize public relations opportunities and positive image building tor the Board.
  • Develop an in-house journal or Newsletter and annual reports derived from departmental reports to disseminate information on all affairs and activities of the Board to maximize public awareness,
  • Maintain communication and marketing tools such as video and photographic library, brochures, calendars, diaries, flyers documentaries and an interactive Website.
  • Promptly respond to customer queries and complaints and compile information regarding complaints by the general public and other stake-holders as teed back to enable the Board take appropriate action. .
  • Develop an internal communication network such that all Staff are kept informed about the Board's policies and achievements and to get source materials for publicity purposes.
  • Develop a robust consultative network with external agencies in the planning and execution of events such as conferences press releases, social responsibility programmes to maximize organizational representation and public relations opportunities.
  • Perform protocol duties as need may arise.
  • Carryout necessary research required to maintain awareness of new developments in the field of Public Relations for maximum efficiency in executing the function.
  • Perform any other related duties as will be assigned from time to time by the supervisor. Key Outputs
  • Existence of sound Public Relations policies, procedures and manuals.
  • Effective communication channels set up such as regular publication of a Newsletter, Brochures, Circulars, Press releases.
  • Harmonious relations between the Board and the general public.
  • Regular, concise and accurate information about the Board released to the media timely and after sufficient consultations. '
  • A regularly maintained interactive website with current Content
Person Specification
Required Academic/Professional Qualifications
  • At least a Master's degree in Mass Communication or Journalism from a reputable institution with specialization in Public Relations or with specialized postgraduate training in Public Relations.
Required work experience
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant working experience and a minimum of three (3) years at the level of Senior Public Relations Officer in the public sector or reputable organizations) in the private sector.
Required Skills/Competences
  • Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication skills.
  • Good Computer skills in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and presentation application.
  • Budget management skills
Age Limit
Eligible candidates shall be between 35 to 45 years old
Terms of service: Permanent terms of service
Job application procedure
All eligible candidates should submit their applications with detailed Cvs, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts and addresses of three referees in hard copies. delivered to the address below OR submit in soft form at NOT LATER THAN 5:00 pm of Friday 23rd February 2018.
NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted
The Executive Secretary
Uganda National Examinations Board
Plot 35 Martyrs Way - Ntinda
P.0 Box 7066 - KAMPALA