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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Vacancy title:
Principal Public Relations Officer

Jobs at:
Uganda National Examinations Board ( UNEB )

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 4th May 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Uganda National Examinations Board ( UNEB ) 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 Quality Assessment of Learners’ Achievement in a Professional and Innovative Manner and Award Internationally Recognized Certificates". The Board invites suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the position below:
Job Title: Principal Public Relations Officer
Responsible for: Public Relations Officer, Front desk Officer
Salary scale: EB 3

Purpose of the Job:
To provide information about the Boards 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 for 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, fryers documentaries and an interactive Web-site.
  •  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.
  • Carry out necessary research required to maintain awareness of new developments in the field of Public Relations for maximum efficiency in executing the function.
Key Outputs:
  • 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
  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication or Journalism or Public Relations from a reputable institution or an Honours Bachelor's degree with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations.
  • A Master’s degree in Mass Communication or Journalism or Public Relations from a reputable institution is a distinct added advantage.
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.
Terms of service: Permanent terms oi service
Age Limit
Eligible candidates shall be between 35 to 45 years old at entry.
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 5:00pm of Friday, 4th May 2018. NB: Only short listed applicants shall be contacted and those who responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply and shall be considered along with the new applicants