Public Relations Manager Employment Opportunity – Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL)

Job Title:        Public Relations Manager
Organisation: Oil Palm
Uganda Limited (OPUL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Report to: General Manager /
Managing Director
About US:
Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL) has established over 6500 hectares of
oil palm supported by over 4500 hectares of small holder farmers on
Kalangala-Bugala Island with two palm oil mills of 20TPH capacity. Replicating
the Kalangala model, we are also undergoing development of  
6500ha of nucleus estate and over 3500ha of small holders on Buvuma
Island.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure effective provision of corporate
    legal services by identifying organizational needs, providing legal advice
    or sourcing and coordinating appropriate external legal providers and
    working with them on all company matters.
  • Working with Managing Director, provides
    oversight of all government and local government affairs with the company.
  • Contributes- to the development of
    organizational culture and policy
  • Creating and communicating a favorable
    public image for the employer/ organization through media and other fora’s
    designed to safeguard investors, customers, stakeholders, etc.
  • Establish and develop a link with the
    marketing department/ team to ensure consistence between the clients
    advertising message and corporate affairs message.
  • Review and edit all press releases of the
    organizations including social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube,
    WhatsApp, etc.
  • Responsible for building project objectives
    internally and externally through ensuring impact reputation and future
    success.



  • Building an effective working
    relationships (internal and external) with stake holders.
  • Support, implement strategies to build and
    protect reputation of the organization/ company both externally and
    internally, through media relations, government relations, internal
    communication, etc.
  • Render support in the development and
    delivery of strategic direction of community relations strategies and
    procedures, voice of customer / stake holder feedback.
  • Manage company relations with neighboring
    communities, those affected by the project, local government, and
    immigrant communities and other stake holders.
  • Provide specialist advice on community
    relations and community development to management & provide timely and
    regular feed back to OPUL on the surrounding communities’ concern.
  • Work closely with the relevant Officer
    (CLO) he/she will commission, manage & or support external service
    providers to comply with company policies.
  • Work closely with the community,
    governmental departments i.e. Education, Health, Transport& Works
    among others on relevant issues in a timely, professional, culturally and
    acceptable manner.
  • Carry 0ut a baseline survey &
    thereafter carry out an assessment of the project’s impact on local
    communities’ means of livelihood at regular intervals.
  • Develop and implement communication
    strategy including grievance handling through sensitization  and participate in handling grievances
    from surrounding communities: from sensitization about the procedure until
    the recording & management of all grievances.
  • Communicate with surrounding communities
    on all relevant issues in a timely, professional and culturally acceptable
    manner.
  • The incumbent will guide and assist OPUL
    on handling all social and environmental issues in relations with the
    surrounding communities.
  • Implement specific activities as assigned
    by management from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    relevant degree in humanities (Social Sciences, Education, Mass
    Communication, Anthropology
  • At least five years of managerial
    experience is desired
  • Ability to supervise and lead subordinates
  • Ability to collect data and use it to
    assess social impacts of the project on the community.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills.
  • Good report writing skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates can apply or hand-deliver their
applications to the HRD – OPUL, P.O. BOX 37, Kalangala. Uganda Or email to:
kako.racheal@opul.co.ug OR
mukaluabbey@opul.co.ug.
Deadline: 4th
September 2017
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