Public Relations Officer Career Jobs – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:          Public Relations Officer
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Kampala, Uganda
Manager Public
Relations & Corporate Affairs
About US:
The National Identification
and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda
Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and
consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of
individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
The Public
Relations Officer will offer support in building, maintaining and managing the
reputation of NIRA to the public.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists
    in the development and implementation of the public relations strategy and
    plans for the NIRA
  • Develops
    materials for implementing the public relations strategies and plans
  • Prepares
    work plans and budgets for public education activities
  • Builds
    and sustains a harmonious working relationship with the media, collating
    and analyzing media coverage
  • Writes
    and edits in-house magazines, speeches, articles and annual reports
  • Develops,
    designs and produces public education and communication strategies in line
    with the departmental mandate
  • Prepares
    and/or supervises the production of publicity brochures, handouts,
    promotional videos, photographs and multimedia programmes etc
  • Offers
    support in the organization of Authority events to ensure adequate
  • Complies
    with and supports the implementation of the client care standards in all
    NIRA offices and or service centers
  • Receives
    client complaints, counters negative publicity and keeps management
    informed as appropriate
  • The
    incumbent organizes and facilitates meetings of visiting delegations to
    NIRA and with partners
  • Performs
    any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Manager, PR
    & Corporate Affairs
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Public Relations Officer job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree with Honors in Mass Communication or Social Sciences from a
    recognized University
  • Possession
    of a Post graduate qualification in Public Relations would be an added
  • A
    minimum of three years relevant work experience in a reputable public or
    private organization
  • Good
    public relations, lobbying and advocacy skills
  • Good
    writing and editorial skills
  • Good
    communication and negotiation skills
  • IT
    Literate/ Computer skills
  • Highly
    organized with keen attention to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 24th August, 2016
If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please
consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.
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