2 Fresher Community Affairs Assistant Job Opportunities – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Corporate Outreach and Communications Officer
About US:
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75.
REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The
Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity
connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet
national electricity access targets.
Job Summary: The Community
Affairs Assistant will on a day-to-day represent REA to disseminate project
information, sensitize, mobilize and coordinate community involvement and
participation during project design and implementation, with the aim of
achieving the project objectives, smooth project implementation and enhancing
initial connections for the following distribution projects.
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Lot 3: Moroto-Nakapiripirit,
Moroto-Moroto Cement Factory and Moroto-Katikekile, Schemes in Amudat and
Nakapiripirit
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Lot 4: Moroto-Kotido-Kaabong,
Kotido-Abim with Tee-off to Kacheri, Namakora-Karenga-Kidepo
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Residing in the project area, the Community
Affairs Assistant will be responsible for;
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Tasked with the implementation of the social
aspects of the project within the project areas, through community
sensitization and information dissemination on the project’s objectives.
·        
Increased community awareness of REA projects,
including connections initiatives and any other project interventions.
·        
Enhance community participation during project
design and implementation
·        
Mobilize and coordinate community involvement
during project implementation
·        
Tasked with the sensitization of communities on
the productive use of energy and issues of health and safety when using
electricity
·        
Giving marketing support to the service
providers in the different service territories.
·        
Assist the way leaves office in addressing
disputes over way leaves rights, land ownership and tree cutting.
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the
supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Community Affairs
Assistant job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a
relevant field including; Communications and Media, Public Relations,
Marketing, Social Sciences, Social Work and Development Studies.
·        
At least two years of experience in outreach
related programs.
·        
Public speaking ability in the English language
and additional local languages.
·        
Computer literate and able to used Ms. Office
applications for report writing.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant
academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and
their email / day time telephone contacts) to:
The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 18th October 2017 by
5:00PM
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