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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Senior Communication Officer Job at Higher Education Students Financing Board ( HESFB ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Communication Officer

Jobs at:
Higher Education Students Financing Board ( HESFB )

Deadline of this Job:
28th February 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) is a body Corporate established by an Act of Parliament, number 2 of 2014, to provide both Loans and Scholarships to Ugandan Students to pursue higher Education. The objective of the Student Loan Scheme is to increase equitable access to Higher Education in Uganda and also support qualified students who may not afford the cost of Higher Education.
Equitable Financing of Higher Education for all Ugandans"
" To provide sustainable financing for equitable access to Higher education to all eligible Ugandans"
HESFB is an equal opportunity employer"
HESFB kindly invites applications from suitably qualified people to take up the following employment opportunities;
Job Title: Senior Communications Officer
Reports to : Executive Director. ‘
Grade: F.B 4
Essential Functions
  • To develop and manage the overall Communications and Marketing function of the Board and be the spokesperson of HESFB/Board through the Executive Director. The Communications officer will use a range of media and other communication and ICT tools to sustain a good image and brand through organised campaigns and activities.
  • The post holder's responsibilities include among others: To develop the Board communications and marketing strategy including profiling the activities of the Board Design and execute promotional campaigns and events- such as press conferences and exhibitions.
  • Design promotional materials that capture relevant and up to date information with a view of increasing public awareness on the activities of the Board.
  • On behalf of the Board, prepare to appear on interview with the media, and in some cases prepare representative to participate in interviews and other public appearances.
  • Co-ordinate the marketing and social responsibility aspect of the Board through planned publicity strategies and campaigns.
  • Dealing with inquiry from the public, press and partners
  • On quarterly and annual basis, prepare reports on your activities and also participate in the preparation of progress reports
  • Designing, writing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, lournals, publicity brochures, information for official use, website and promotional videos.
  • Responsible for managing the Board resources center.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • An honours degree in Mass Communication, Development Studies, Social Sciences and any other related discipline from a recognized University / Institution
  • Master's degree in the relevant field is an added advantage
  • Applicants must have 5 years of working experience in similar position in a recognised institution.
Skills and Competences
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT and presentation skills
  • Initiative and Creativity
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and social media
Job application procedure
Applications enclosing photocopies of Academic certificates, CV and three referees (not relatives) should be sent/ delivered to the address below. Closing date for receipt of applications is 28th February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Executive Director
Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)
Plot 1, Lourdel Road,
Lourdel Towers 7th Floor, Nakasero.
P.0. Box 16810 Wandegeya, Kampala Uganda
Tel : +256 414 Z55 300,