NGO Career Jobs – Communication & Public Relations Specialist at Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Organization: Inter-Religious
Council of Uganda (IRCU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary
About US:
Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) is a national Faith-Based
Non-Government Organization comprising of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church
of Uganda, the Uganda Orthodox Church, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches. IRCU’s
Vision is: ‘a divinely peaceful, united, prosperous Uganda where all people
enjoy full health and freedoms for the common good.’ The Council implements a
range of programs namely HIV/AIDS and Public Health, Gender Based Violence
Prevention, Peace, Justice and Governance.
Job Summary:  The Communication & Public Relations
Specialist will support the IRCU in the development, implementation and
identification of strategies in communication and Public Relations for the promotion
of a positive organizational image.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop, maintain and implement communication &
Public Relations systems within and outside IRCU in line with the organization
policies and procedures
Manage the maintenance and provision of access to
IRCU Resource Centre in line with the communications policies and procedures
The incumbent will document and disseminate
information useful to the organization in line with the IRCU’s Communication
& Public Relations Strategy
The incumbent will also develop public information
and educational materials on IRCU programmes and other development issues in
line with the IRCU Strategy
Update and maintain the IRCU website in line with
the IRCU communication requirements
Edit quarterly and annual reports for IRCU in line
with communication guidelines/policy
The incumbent will build strong public relation
linkages for the organization in line with instructions from the Secretary
Guide, coordinate and supervise documentation of experiences
within IRCU in line with the strategy and IRCU communication guidelines/policy
Actively participate in implementation of various
Organizational Development programmes in line with IRCU strategies
Quickly respond to inquiries from the media and
ensure positive/ active media coverage/publicity
Create positive internal and community relations
through effective and timely .communications and publication dissemination.
Steer the preparation of marketing campaigns, public
relations programs, special events, fund raising efforts and arrange press
conferences whenever required.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Secretary
Qualifications, Skills and
The Communication & Public Relations Specialist should
hold a Masters’ degree in communications and public relations or Information
Science with experience in public relations.
Possession of Post graduate qualifications in
Graphic and web design.
Accreditation to any communication & public
relations bodies shall be considered key.
At least five years’ experience in Communication and
public relations in a service delivery organization.           
Significant experience in social marketing with
evidence/recorded experience
Substantive knowledge of current practices of
communication and ICT.
Excellent organizational and management skills and
the ability to work as a team and respond to deadlines.
Good research, critical thinking and analytical
Persuasiveness and negotiation skills
Excellent reporting /writing skills
Complex problem solving, decision making and
positive Judgment
Social Perceptiveness,
Systems Evaluation
Good perception and analytical skills
Note: Evidenced work experience shall
be required for all positions. Female qualified candidates are encouraged to
How to Apply: 
The candidates
should send an application letter with certified copies of academic
certificates/ transcripts and a letter of recommendation from his/her leader of
Church/ Mosque/place of worship to the address below:
The Secretary
Council of Uganda,
Namirembe Hill,
Plot 884,
Centenary Road,
P.O. Box 7502, Kampala,
Deadline: Monday, 28th September, 2015 by

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