Communications and Public Relations Officer World Bank SDF Program Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)



Organization: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Skills
Development Facility (SDF)
Funding source: World
Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head
SDF
About US:
Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of
over 200 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector
agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU
has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity
building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with Government on
behalf of the private sector.
About World Bank SDF Project:
The Government of Uganda
received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda
Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills
Development Fund -USDF). The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led
short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing
prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of
the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and
industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to
innovative modes of training. The USD 18 Million matching grant facility – SDF
is managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The Project
component has a total budget of 21.8 Million USD including operational costs.
Job Summary: The
Communications and public relations consultant should have experience in making
development work-oriented stories. The consultant will assist the project to
document its various projects activities, functions and success stories through
write ups, photography and videography. These will form part of SDF’s project
portfolio. The incumbent will primarily manage SDF communications and PR
efforts by technically supporting the institution in ensuring timely and
appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate
disposition of information. The C&PR consultant is also responsible for
developing and undertaking the marketing roles of the SDF as well as the
production of the Newsletters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Development
    and implementation of the SDF Communication Strategy;
  • Assessing
    information needs of key Stakeholders as well as public relations.
  • Monitoring
    and evaluating progress of Communication Strategy in relation to the communication
    objectives of the project.
  • Promotion
    of positive culture and image of the project
  • Coordinate
    preparation of information to update the SDF Website
  • Development
    of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and multimedia
    productions for Social Media
  • Production
    of the Annual Reports
  • Coordinate
    and manage press conferences
  • Capture
    photos and videos during events
  • Take
    videos of stories of grant beneficiaries
  • Production
    of the monthly electronic news letters
  • Develop
    and implement the communication activities for SDF project



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Applicants
    should be Ugandans holding a honors’ degree in any of the following areas:
    Mass Communication, Journalism, Development Communication, and Media
    Studies
  • Six
    or more years of professional experience in communication at a senior position
    in public or private organization, international agencies or other
    credible/ reputable institutions. Documented experience of work undertaken
    in the past 3 years.
  • 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 as well as public relations
  • Experience
    in advertising/brand industry
  • Experience
    in working with grass roots communities, private sector based marketing
    and promotions, non-governmental organizations, multilateral and bilateral
    development agencies and government.
  • Excellent
    communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High
    level of honesty, integrity and versatility
  • Should
    be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under pressure
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send an application letter with an updated CV and support
academic documents in hardcopy to:
HEAD SDF Private Sector
Foundation Uganda, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683 Kampala
Deadline: 17th April 2018
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