Head of Communications Job Placement – Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Job Title:    Head of Communications
Organization: Institute
of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: CEO/Secretary
Ref: OCE001/07/18
About US:
Institute of
Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy
body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act. The Institute also has a
mandate to conduct professional accountancy examinations in Uganda. The
Institute is mandated to also:
  • Regulate and maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda.
  • Prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising
    accountants in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Head of Communications is responsible for
managing the Institute’s Communications function in line with its brand.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manages the Institute’s communications function.
  • Manages print and electronic publications.
  • Develops, implements and monitors the Institute’s communications
    plan.
  • Prepares, implements and monitors plans and budgets.
  • Implements appropriate risk management in the communications
    function.
  • Builds and manages relationships with the Institute’s stakeholders
    and ensures that the highest levels of customer satisfaction are met.
  • Maintains and enhances the Institute’s image and reputation.
  • Works closely with other staff to promote the Institute’s brand.
  • Builds media relationships and works with targeted media.
  • Manages media-related events.
  • Organises and speaks at press conferences, interviews and talk shows.
  • Maintains and updates information on the Institute’s website and
    social media platforms.
  • Prepares and reviews speeches, press releases, advertisements,
    presentations and articles.
  • Supervises line staff.
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by the CEO/Secretary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the ICPAU Head of Communications must hold a
    Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Media or
    other relevant field.
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field is an added
    advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in public relations
    and/or corporate communications.
  • Proven record of press relationships.
  • Previous experience providing communications support to senior
    executives.
  • Experience in drafting and editing press releases, bylines,
    articles, newsletters, speeches, and other marketing materials.
  • A passion for influential communications complemented by outstanding
    writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret complex concepts and translate them into
    engaging campaigns.
  • A proactive professional experienced in communicating across varied
    platforms and technologies, including traditional media, digital, social
    and direct channels.
  • Able to demonstrate the efficacy of public relations and social
    media campaigns.
  • Able to work collaboratively on a team.
  • Have a proven track record in creating and executing a wide range of
    communications initiatives.
  • Ability to think creatively in a changing media environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to change.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified applicants should write to the address below describing how they
qualify for the position quoting the Job Reference Numbers above. Only selected
candidates will be contacted. Your application should include a detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including at least
two previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone numbers/e-mail
addresses. Send your application with all the necessary documents quoting the
job reference number to the address below or by email.
Secretary,
Institute of
Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,
42 Bukoto Street,
Kololo,
P. O. Box 12464,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
recruitment@icpau.co.ug
Deadline: 17th August 2018
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