Marketing and Public Relations Manager Job Placement - Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)
Reports to: Head Marketing and Communication
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.

Job Summary: The Marketing and Public Relations Manager will be tasked with Marketing, Brand promotions, Public Relations and Good Life Fund management functions of the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Strategy:  
  • Lead on the development and execution of the UHMG Marketing Strategies in liaison with the Head Marketing and Communication.
  • Work with the Product Facility Sales Manager to develop and implement Marketing and Brand Promotion Strategies and New Product Development plans.
  • Work closely with Human Resources Department to draw up concrete plans to implement the Internal Marketing Strategy and Communication Policy.
  • Carry out the organization’s stakeholder audit and develop a Corporate Communications strategy to engage them in line with the Strategic & Business plans. Key categories will include; board and founder members, donors, prospective donors, corporate organizations, media, and others.
  • Lead on identifying and coordinating events to profile UHMG as a key player in health marketing amongst targeted stakeholder audiences.
  • Partnerships for Brand Support and Resource Mobilization
  • Lead on the creation and maintenance of networks with corporate organisations, CSOs, cultural, and religious institutions to support UHMG’s Social Marketing mandate.
  • Good Life Fund: Be responsible for the growth of the Good Life Fund, manage implementation, and the donor portfolio, and overall documentation.
  • Public Relations:  Stakeholder database: Develop, update, and maintain the organization’s stakeholder database.
  • Website: Work closely with the Head-Marketing and Communications, Strategic Communications and ICT managers, periodically monitor, and update content for the UHMG website.
  • Media Relations: Be responsible for the generation of media releases and editorials that profile the work of UHMG amongst UHMG publics.
  • Events: Be responsible for institutional event invitations, generation of talking points, speeches, and event coverage.
  • Event Calendar: Develop an event calendar harmonizing UHMG’s internal scheduled Public Relations activities with industry events.
  • CSR: Coordinate the Corporate Social Investment initiatives in liaison with the Head Marketing and Communications.
  • Materials: Be responsible for designing, updating, and following up with the procurement of the UHMG Marketing and Public Relations materials, ensuring safe custody, and keeping track of disseminations.
  • Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic reports for the Marketing and Public Relations function, including following up actions with stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Marketing and Public Relations Manager job opportunity should hold a Postgraduate qualification in marketing with a certified International professional qualification. Bachelors Degree in Marketing or any related course.
  • Broad and deep experience in fundraising and/or marketing and sales for at least eight or more years. 
  • Significant experience in marketing, sales and public relations at a management level.
  • Sound knowledge of market dynamics both in marketing, sales, and corporate communications. 
  • Significant experience in managing diverse marketing, sales and communications teams.
  • Practical writing skills with evidence of articles and publications offer an added advantage. 
  • Exposure with the Public Health Industry, in particular, will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; with demonstrable experience of handling writing and other Corporate relations assignments for at least 4 years.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to cope with competing deadlines.
  • High degree of creativity, imagination, initiative, drive, competence, flexibility, and a willingness to learn; Possess photography, networking, Business awareness skills, with a good knowledge of the health marketing industry.

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.

N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the UHMG reception.

Deadline: 21st July 2017 by 4:30pm

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