Science Officer (Communications) Career Placement – UNCST

Organization: Uganda National Council for Science and
Technology (UNCST)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Uganda National Council
for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a statutory organization mandated
facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of policies and strategies
for integrating Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into the national development
process.  UNCST was established by CAP
209, under the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    participate in Planning, developing and implementing UNCST Public
    Relations strategies
  • Significantly
    contribute to the enhancement of the UNCST profile through innovative
    image and reputation building initiatives.
  • Work
    closely with the Head of Unit, answer enquiries from media, individuals
    and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Collate
    and analyze media coverage of UNCST and STI matters
  • Work
    closely with other officers, participate in organizing UNCST events
    including workshops, press conferences, STI exhibitions, trade fairs,
    commemoration of relevant international science days/weeks, etc., open
    days and press tours.
  • Carry
    out post-event evaluation including data entry and analysis and producing reports
    for events.
  • Support
    in the management of the UNCST Permanent STI Exhibition Centre.
  • Significantly
    contribute to and provide content for the UNCST website, social networking
    forums, and blogs
  • Attend
    and/or present to potential clients, stakeholders, sponsors of UNCST programmes
    and activities
  • Technically
    support the development and implementation of an appropriate system for recognition
    of Ugandans for excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Contribute
    to the process of building and improving national and institutional capacity
    in science communication
  • Work
    closely with the Head of Unit, provide communications support to UNCST.
    This support will include writing and editing speeches, presentations,
    talking points, inhouse magazines, articles and annual reports, website
    information, blogs, op-eds, white papers and other communications, as
    needed.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Science Officer (Communications) career
    opportunity should hold a  BSc.
    degree with training in communication or Public relations. Possession of a
    master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage
  • At
    least three years’ experience in a related and busy work environment
  • Detailed
    knowledge and experience in Public Relations
  • Excellent
    communication and strong analytical skills.
  • High
    degree of integrity and commitment
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural environment
  • Highly
    computer literate
Age: less than 35 years
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications, with copies of Curriculum Vitae and
relevant academic documents not later than to the following address:
Executive Secretary,
Uganda National Council for
Science and Technology,
Plot 6, Kimera Road, Ntinda,
P.O. Box 6884, Kampala.
Uganda
Email to: info@uncst.go.ug
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be
contacted. UNCST does not charge any recruitment fee.
Deadline: 29th June 2015 by
5:00p.m
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