NEMA Jobs – Information, Education and Communications Officer

Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/05/2013
Organisation:  National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director,
District Support Coordination & Public Education
Salary Scale: E4
About NEMA:
The National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National Environment Act
Cap. 153 to coordinate, monitor, enforce and supervise all activities in the
field of environment for purposes of ensuring sustainable development in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Information,
Education and Communications Officer  will
develop and implement environmental awareness programs. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing
    and implementing multimedia environment awareness strategies and
    activities at national, local governments and community levels;
  • Liaising
    with other Departments of NEMA to prepare 
    including audio-visual materials and exhibitions among others;
  • Liaising
    with relevant Officers in NEMA to identify and clarify on any topical
    environmental issues  to the public
    through different media;
  • Establishing
    a network of users to enable information exchange among the users and NEMA;
  • Initiating
    translation of Environmental Information into local languages and
    determining the mode of transmission; 
  • Assisting
    local governments to develop and implement environment awareness programs
    and activities; 
  • Developing
    and distributing the NEMA newsletter;
  • Reviewing
    and updating NEMA website;
  • Taking  lead in organizing World Environment day
    and other related days;
  • Compiling
    and handling photographic information of 
    key environmental related events and physical sites of critical
    importance;
  • Taking
    lead in editing environmental education and  awareness including newsletters , posters,
    fact sheets, flyers, banners, television and radio messages;
  • Carrying
    out any other relevant responsibilities as may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should possess an advanced Degree in Mass Communication, Adult
    and Community Education, and/or Marketing Management . Additional training
    in Journalism, Information Management, Mass Communication, Marketing Management  and /or Public Education.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience in Information and communication processes and
    Systems
  • Capacity
    to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent
    communication  and interpersonal
    skills
  • High
    ethics, integrity and confidentiality
  • Good
    reporting skills
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and to make accurate and informed decisions.
  • Analytical
    and coordinating skills
  • Ability
    to work independently and with strong organizational and planning skills.
  • High
    level of confidentiality
  • Honesty,
     Courtesy,
  • On
    time response to instructions.
How to Apply:
All applicants should send their
handwritten applications either by hand or via electronic mail and/or  through post office enclosing copies of
certificates/testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating 3 referees
addressed to:-
The Executive Director
National Environment Management
Authority (NEMA)
NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja
Road
P.O. Box 22255
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 23rd September 2013 by 5.00 pm

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