Public Relations Officer NGO Jobs - Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:         Public Relations Officer
Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Communication Strategy and Impact (CSI) Manager

About US:
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.

Job Summary: The Public Relations Officer will use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of Dwelling Places in the community, non-profit sector, and with the government, in order to gain understanding and support; to manage and supervise the Public Relations Dept.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Research and analyze organization or campaign strategy by coordinating surveys, researching recent reports and articles, or constituency research
  • Represent DP and speak in public at presentations, press conferences, radio and TV interviews, and meetings
  • Initiate and plan PR campaigns: defining goals; analyzing problems and opportunities; liaising with management and partners
  • Writing and editing press releases, in-house newsletters, speeches, articles and annual reports
  • Strategize and implement ways to maintain DP's identity, name and reputation
  • Render support in preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs
  • Answer enquiries from individuals, journalists and other organizations
  • Build and maintain good working relations with the media, including local and national newspapers, magazines, radio and television
  • Organize special events such as press conferences, tours, and sponsorship events and the Journey of Hope (JOH)
  • Advance community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives
  • Oversee all photography, videography and web designing needs of the organisation
  • Manage and supervise staff in Public Relations Department
  • Conduct department meetings
  • Maintain lines of communication with upper level managers and board of directors
  • Keep track of department performance and implement new strategies if necessary
  • Prepare and submit monthly written reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant for the Dwelling Places (DP) Public Relations Officer job placement should preferably hold a University degree or diploma in Public Relations, Journalism and communication or related field.
  • At least three years of prior work experience. 
  • Significant experience in public speaking. 
  • Self motivated and a possesses a high level of maturity
  • Should be self directed and able to follow tasks through
  • Fundraising and proposal writing experience is required
  • Previous working experience in the NGO setting is an added advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to persuasively communicate to media in a high standard
  • Ability to analyze and research. 
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to implement new programs or changes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in photography, videography and web designing.
  • High sense of maturity and self direction.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A church recommendation letter (Should be God fearing)
  • LC 1 letter
  • Two passport photos
Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office - Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to: or call 0312-513701

Deadline: 31st July 2017

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