Fresher Jobs – Election Officer/Public Relations at Electoral Commission

Organisation: The Electoral Commission
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Election Officer/Public Relations
About US:
The Electoral Commission,
which is established under Article 60 of the Constitution of the Republic of
Uganda and mandated to conduct public elections and referenda professionally,
impartially and efficiently. It was set up under Article 60 to 67 of the 1995
Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Election Officer/Public Relations will
be responsible for active promotion and enhancement of the Electoral
Commission’s image as a credible institution in charge of elections in Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Render
    support in preparing press releases/statements, speeches, publications,
    briefs, fact sheets and other literature relevant to the needs of the
    Electoral Commission.
  • The
    PR Election officer will be carrying out daily analysis of the coverage of
    Electoral Commission in the print, electronic and online media.
  • The
    job holder will be required to prepare and send periodic reports for
    Electoral Commission’s media coverage.
  • Responsible
    for preparing information for update/upload onto the Electoral Commission
    website and social media pages.
  • Compile
    the database of all the local and international media as well key
    stakeholders in the electoral process.
  • Serve
    as a key liaison officer with other departments to obtain departmental information
    for consolidation and use in the Electoral Commission’s in-house magazine
    and other publications.
  • Render
    support by sending media invitations for press conferences and briefings,
    including organizing the venues.
  • Compile
    stories and edit in-house magazines, articles, statements and brochures.
  • In
    charge of developing, compiling and coordinating schedules for talk-shows
    to be undertaken by the Commission.
  • Coordinate
    placement of Electoral Commission adverts in the print, electronic and
    online media as well as uploading them on the EC website..
  • Perform
    any other duties as officially assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in
    either Public Relations or Mass Communication or Journalism or a closely
    related field from a recognized University.
  • At
    least two (2) years’ experience in the field of Public Relations or
    Journalism in Government or a large and reputable organization.
  • Computer
    literacy skills and knowledge (MS Office)
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and capable of working well as a team member.
  • Exceptional
    analytical skills.
  • Good
    report writing skills
  • Impeccable
    integrity.
  • Ability
    to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Excellent
    written and spoken English and presentation skills.
  • Creativity
    and digital editing skills.
  • Broad
    awareness of the various media platforms
  • Age: 23 years and above.
How to Apply:
All applications with
comprehensively typed CVs showing the applicant’s contact address with day time
telephone numbers, addresses and day time telephone numbers of three referees,
copies of academic transcripts and certificates should be sent to the address
below.
The envelopes should be
clearly marked at the top with the words “Application for the post of……”
Send to:
The Head Human Resource
Management Department,
Electoral Commission,
Plot 55 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22678,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 17th July, 2015
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