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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Public Relations Officer Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Public Relations Officer 

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
22nd November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 9th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with operations in many countries around the world, including Uganda. GIZ implements commissions for the German government and other national and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic or Germany and the Government of Uganda.

The PREEEP Programme is implemented on behalf of the Government of Uganda, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), The BMZ's German Climate Technology Fund (DKTI), the Dutch-German-Norwegian-British-Swiss-Swedish Partnership “Energising Development" (EnDev), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)and the European Union.

PREEEP supports the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in; .
  • Formulation of energy policy, improvement of market structures for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency technologies, and energy efficiency promotion among medium and large-scale consumers of energy, decentralize energy at district level.
  • Promotion of access to energy, especially for rural areas.
  • And support to East Africa's Governments and the private sector to mitigate Climate Change through carbon market promotion. in all its activities, PREEEP does HIV/AIDS and gender mainstreaming, and monitoring and evaluation.
    We are now recruiting a Public Relations Officer in Kampala.
    Post: Public Relations Officer- Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP)
    Reports to: Head of Programme PREEEP
    Ref. no: GIZ-PPR0118

Key Responsibilities.
The Public Relations Officer will be responsible for;
  • implement standards and guidelines for GIZ communication work.
  • Support to programme leaders to presenta consistent corporate image and communicating GIZ corporate policyand strategy to staff in the programme
  • Systematic planning and management of communication activities
  • Cooperation with GIZ's Corporate Communications Unit, managing the exchange of information on communication
  • Cooperation and participation in the corporate communication network, e.g. participating in corporate communication workshops
  • Advice to components within the programme and fellow officers tasked with communications, on their communication work
  • Quality management of articles and documents from the programme; coordinating cooperation with external communication senrice providers (e.g. appraisers, agencies, photographers, trainers. copywriters)
  • Creation and assurance of a quality pool of service providers (text, printers, graphic designers, proof readers, lithography etc.)
  • Coordination and implementation of communication work (including supporting components to identify and budget for communication activities
He/she will be expected to perform the following tasks:
Media Work
  • Organize and coordinate media activities at programme level
  • Establish and maintain contact with national media
  • Create and regularly update the programme media contacts file
  • Write and distribute component press releases as necessary
  • Compile information materials for the media and distribute these systematically in line with the target group's needs
  • Oversees relevant media/awareness events
  • Monitor the media (documentation and analysis of media reports on GIZ).
PR Work;
  • Work with technical oflicers to develop suitable communication instruments for PR (e.g. programme fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations and newsletters)
  • Manage the necessary coordination processes and production of publications and materials in accordance with GIZ standards (corporate design, standards for content)
  • Organise promotional events for different component activities
  • Support foreign delegations and VlP visits, as requested.
  • Provide editorial and administrative support to the programme website and social media sites.
  • Advise programme partners in their communications and PR activities as required.
    Internal Communications;
  • Develop and support appropriate communication instruments (e.g, emails, the programme internal newsletters)
  • Organize internal events such as team building activities and brown bag unch meetings with ministry partners
  • Contribute articles to the GIZ Uganda staff newsletter
  • Consult with the Senior communication Advisor at the GIZ Uganda office on articles for use on GIZ intranet
  • Provide editorial input on practical examples and other texts for GIZ media. This includes sourcing and documenting case studies of best practices, for in house and external use.
  • Advise staff on the regulations and contacts tor PR In the interests of a uniform GIZ image.
Other Duties/additional Tasks
Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Required Qualifications, Competences And Experience
  • Bachelors or master's degree with a focus on; Communications, Development studies, international development, rural development, environmental management and/or relevant linkages to event management and public relations
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. General Professional Experience
  • Ability to meet commitments, plan ahead of time, observe deadlines and achieve results
  • Ability to express his/herself clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with media production
  • Experience in event management
  • Editorial experience, experience in writing articles and press releases
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies, related software and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Phone, email and internet skills
  • Team building skills
  • Very good knowledge of the English language

Specific Professional Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the development field including a focus on media work, public relations, event management and internal communications.
  • First experience in public relations and event management
  • Experience working with local authorities and communities
  • Experience in thematic areas linked to Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency (EE) and/ or climate change .
  • Knowledge of relevant RE and EE activities tissues in Uganda
  • Experience working with various stakeholders (local authorities, national governments, international bodies)
  • Experience working within a multi-cultural context and within international organizations
  • Gender awareness about issues surrounding RE and EE
  • Strong social, communicative, organizational and intercultural skills
  • Some experience in monitoring and evaluation, reporting and research, preparation of program contextualization.
Job application procedure
All interested and qualified persons are strongly enceuraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along witiithe contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, R0. Box 34934, Kampala Uganda by email:  Tel: +256 414 231204/6. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 22nd November 2018. Please note: This is a national position. Applications and CV should be in one document. No other attachments are required at this stage, and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.