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Public Relations and Communications Officer Job Opportunities - GIZ

Job Title:            Public Relations and Communications Officer
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: GIZ Head of Programme Governance and Civil Society

About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with International operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and other national and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Public Relations and Communications Officer is responsible for the development of a communication and visibility plan and strategy in line with EU requirements. The jobholder will be tasked with implementation of the visibility plan of the project. The incumbent will mainstream communication and visibility within the overall GIZ Programme and partners. The jobholder will be ensuring regular reporting on project progress, innovations and results

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate and organize the communication and visibility efforts of the project
  • Develop a communication and visibility plan and strategy in line with the EU requirements
  • Provide technical advice to partner organisations on the EU requirements for communication and visibility
  • Develop informative factsheets and other communication material
  • Develop promotional materials
  • Compilation of regular newsletter
  • Set up a photo database to store photo information and evidence on the implementation
  • Regularly feeding social media channels
  • Organize press information tours
  • Organize joint excursions to project sites
  • Documentation of success stories
  • Short film or documentary on the programme
  • Organize visibility events, press conferences and press briefings
  • Ensure the correct use of logos and disclaimers by the EU co-funded component and all advisors and stakeholders
Other duties/additional tasks:
  • Ensure the ex-post publication of information on Contractors and Grant beneficiaries of the EU co-funded
  • Strengthen communication for and about civil society engagements in the policy formulation at national and local levels.
  • Actively contribute to dialogue and exchange between different stakeholders (state actors, NGOs, civil society) on relevant topics.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University degree in public relations, communication, journalism or similar field.
  • At least five years of professional experience in the preparation and implementation of communication and awareness raising strategies;
  • Experience in the communication of EU funded programmes;
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge in German is an added value.
  • Good working knowledge of ICT and related software (Photoshop, GIS, design software, etc. ) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office);
  • Experience on gender mainstreaming desired;
  • Previous experience in communication of impacts;
  • Active, flexible and dynamic team player and excellent networker;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Experience in workshop organisation, events management and diplomatic protocol.

How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) addressing the applicant's motivation by email to: Please note: Only those applications with the subject heading “Public Relations & Communications Officer” will be accepted.

Deadline: 28th January 2018

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