Communications Officer World Bank DRDIP Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:    Communications Officer
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM) 
Funding Source: World
Project Name: Development
Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of
Uganda; in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima,
Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which
include; Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; Sustainable
Environmental Management; Livelihoods Program; and Project Management including
Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.
Job Summary: The Communications
Officer will support project management and facilitate timely and regular
information dissemination and sharing among stakeholders on project
implementation issues to ensure effective stakeholder participation, strong
management mechanisms and efficient service delivery
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Refine/develop
    and supervise the implementation of the DRDIP Communication Strategy in
    line with the Project Development Objective;
  • Assess
    information needs of the stakeholders and prepare targeted messages on
    Project issues
  • Work
    in close coordination with communities being funded under the Project in
    determining information needs/rights of access to community assets
    established or support provided to the community.
  • Coordinate
    the development and production of IEC materials in liaison with the
    various Programme Specialist and stakeholders to ensure quality and timely
  • Monitor
    and evaluate the implementation of the communication strategy
  • Liaise
    with print/electronic media on promotion of the Project activities.
  • Work
    with traditional media groups to disseminate Project messages through
    songs, drama and theatre.
  • Promote
    a positive culture and image of the Project and market the Project for
    greater visibility and access of the target population
  • Establish
    and maintain a website for the Project in liaison with the IT Specialist
  • Review
    the information on the Project website and provide content development
    support and ensure website promotion on a regular basis
  • Organize
    media events such as press conferences, talk shows, interviews of key
    Project staff and stakeholders on public and private media.
  • Supervise
    the development of printed, multimedia and/or web-based publications (case
    studies, research reports, project updates, newsletters etc.) and provide
    quality control in line with the Project corporate identity standards.
  • Establish
    and maintain the Project Resource Centre
  • Generate
    specific outputs (deliverables) as determined from time to time in the
    respective projected work plans for each quarter.
  • Performing
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the World Bank DRDIP Project Communications Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Mass Communication,
    Journalism or related field
  • An
    Honours Bachelors degree in Mass Communication/ Journalism
  • Qualifications
    or training in public relations would be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years and above of professional work experience in
    Development or corporate Communications at a senior position in
    government, public or private organizations, international agencies or
    other relevant reputable development institutions
  • Experience
    in communication and media relations, media campaigns and promotional
    material development
  • Experience
    in using a wide range of communication tools in print, broad casting,
    electronic and traditional media
  • Experience
    in working with grass roots communities, non-governmental organizations
    multilateral bilateral development agencies and government
  • Excellent
    communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Should
    be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under pressure
  • Exhibit
    high level of integrity and ethical code of conduct
  • Age: 25 years and above
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three
competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous
employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact
details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be
addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister
New Government,
Block Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa
Road P. O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The
application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3,d
Floor, Office of the Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 5:00pm.
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