Program Officer/Communication Job Vacancy – Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry of
Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Uganda Women
Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager IEC
and Documentation
About US:
The Ministry of
Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) has a mandate of to mobilize and
empower communities to harness their potential, while protecting the rights of
vulnerable population groups. The Ministry promotes issues of labour
productivity and employment, social protection, gender equality, equity, human
rights, culture and empowerment; overall, the Ministry aims to achieve a better
standard of living, equity and social cohesion. 
About UWEP:
The Uganda
Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) is an initiative of the Government of
Uganda that is aimed at improving access to financial services by women
entrepreneurs and equips them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition
and marketing of their products and services.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer/Communication will provide communication support to the Programme by
ensuring that comprehensive and timely information is provided to all
stakeholders through appropriate media channels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will also develop, implement and
periodically review the programme communication strategy.
Draw an annual plan and budget for the programme
communication and public relations function.
Draw-up and implement annual communication
work-plans for the Programme.
Initiate and maintain mutual media relations for
positive media coverage of the programme.
Develop, implement and periodically review tools for
internal programme communication.
Develop, implement and periodically alternative
media tools for educating external stakeholders about the programme.
The incumbent will organise press conferences in
consultations with Public Relations Officer.
Prepare, edit and disseminate press release and
media articles.
Design, edit and disseminate programme Information,
Education and Communication (IEC) materials i.e. newsletters, booklets,
inserts, calendars, posters and branded corporate wear/ Souvenirs.
Arrange, facilitate and participate in the
programmes live and pre-recorded media programmes in consultations with Public
Relations Officers.
Collect, edit and preview materials for the
programme website.
Organize meetings with stakeholders and prepare
schedules, talking points and reports for the same.
Organize and ensure participation in out-door
activities for special events e.g exhibition and open-days for anniversaries
like international women’s day.
Support the Public Relations Officers on matters to
do with UWEP.
Perform any other relevant duties as may be
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold an Honours
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass communication/ Journalism, Industrial and
Organizational Psychology, Social Sciences or Development Studies from a
recognized University.
Possession of a post graduate qualification in
Communications, media or Public relations would be an added advantage.
At least three years’ experience in a related field.
Proven verbal and writing skills.
A confident personality, go-together with good
interpersonal and persuasive skills.
Broad knowledge of publishing and on-line
communication software packages.
Proven extensive networks within media fraternity at
various levels.
A good aptitude and ability to multi-task and work
Ability to feely interact with and influence people
at various levels.
Computer literacy skills.
How to Apply:
All applicants
for the above jobs should attach three sets of certified photocopies of their
certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials. Applications should be
addressed to:  Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and delivered to the
Security Registry (2nd floor) Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social
Development, Simbamanyo House, George Street OR Post to Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Gender, Labour and Social Development, P. O. Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 26th October 2015 by
3:00 PM

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