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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Communication Officer Job at Ministry of Water and Environment - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Communication Officer 

Jobs at:
Ministry of Water and Environment

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 21st September, 2018. 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 7th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
The Ministry of Water and Environment in partnership with UNDP is implementing the Building Resilient Communities and Ecosystems through Restoration oi Wetlands and Associated Catchments Project. The proiect aims at upgrading hydro~meteorological network, weather forecasting system and flood forecasting system.

The project has three components namely; (i) Restoration and management of wetland hydrology and associated catchments, (ii) improved agricultural practices and alternative livelihood options in wetland catchments and (m) Strengthening access to climate and early warning information to farmers and other target communities,

The Ministry or Water and Environment is the execution agency in Collaboration with Uganda Meteorological Authority and Ministry oi Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The Ministry of Water and Environment therefore wishes to recruit qualified persons to provide technical support to the project as specified below.

Job Title: Communication Officer
Reports to:Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Kampala with Field visits
Terms of Appointment: One (1) year Contract ( Renewable subject to satisfactory Performance)

Job Purpose
To manage the project iniormation-communication-networking activities in close cooperatiun with components and other stakeholders in order to achieve project obiectives.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Support the project coordinator and managers in designing and implementing an effective communication strategy. reaching out to all relevant stakeholders in wetland management.
  • Prepare Action plan for operationalization oi the Information, Education and Communication Strategy;
  • Support the development and implementation ct activities and materials under the Wetlands information, Education and Communication (WIEC) Unit;
  • Produce effective communication materials
  • Organize awareness raising events, media trips and wetland conservation campaigns
  • Support the development of project publications, tact sheets, booklets and leaflets
  • Maintain press clips/files, photos and other promotion materials.
  • Assist in organization of meetingslworkshops and events at central and local levels.
  • Produce media briefs, kits and timeiy press releases and building internal capacity to work with media effectively
  • Support the social media to generate social media content including text photos, videos etc
  • Implement other activities identified in the communication strategy
Qualifications, experiences and Competences
  • The Oflicer must have a minimum of Bachelors Degree In Mass Communication, Journalism or related.
  • A Masters Degree in the relevant lield from a recognized University is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years working experience In communication (Natural resources/climate is preferable)
  • Experience in working with mass media, TV, radio, internet knowledge in Natural resources if preferred,
  • High skills in conceptualizing, writing and selling to internal and external audiences
  • Knowledge of MS oflice applications.
  • Excellent and demonstrable English language skill, both spoken and written
Job application procedure
All applications must be accompanied with recent (3) passport size photographs and CVs detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees and Application should he addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Environment, Old Port hell Road, Luzira P.0 Box, 20026. Kampala and should be delivered to the Ministry Registry not later than Friday 21st September, 2018.