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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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