No Experience Communications Officer Job Opportunities – Ministry of Works and Transport

Job Title:       Communications
Organisation: Ministry
of Works and Transport
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref: Graduate
Recruitment Exercise (GRE) 
Reports to:
Principal Communications Officer
HRM 147/286/01
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participating in advocacy efforts aimed at all sectors of civil
    society in order to act as Spokesperson of the Ministry in consultation
    with the Minister and the Permanent Secretary and interfacing with the
    Public Relations Officer of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA);
  • Developing and implementing public relations concepts for creating a
    positive image of the Ministry, i.e. building a good rapport with the
    media houses;
  • Creating and managing information flow with the media houses and the
    general public;
  • Ensuring positive customer care attitudes between the Ministry
    leadership, Ministry staff at all levels and the public;
  • Gathering and evaluating information and public opinions and working
    out strategies for countering adverse ones;
  • Providing information to Senior Information Scientist for the Ministry
    Website and Publications;
  • Developing and managing the editing and publication of the Ministry
    Bulletin in liaison with Senior Assistant Secretary and the Ministry’s
    Editorial Board;
  • Regularly coming up with proposals, issues/press releases, write
    ups, articles, open letters and other media releases that correct wrong
    impressions and promote the Ministry’s image;
  • Coordinating the placement of Ministry Adverts in the Media;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Applicants should be Ugandans in possession of an Honours Bachelor’s
    Degree in Mass Communication or Journalism or Public Relations from a
    recognized University/Institution.
  • Competencies:
    Ethics and Integrity; Interpersonal; Communication and Computer Skills;
    ability to adapt to multi-cultural settings; effective organisational and
    planning skills; time management skills; technical skills; report writing
    skills; negotiation skills; capacity for teamwork; innovation and concern
    for results, quality and standards.
  • Age: Above 21
How to Apply:
Applications are
invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant posts currently
available in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. 
Applicants are
advised to: –
  • Apply ONLINE;
  • Scan, attach and submit on-line recent passport size photograph and
    relevant documents (O’ Level, A’ Level, Degree Transcript and Certificate
  • Each attachment must not exceed a limit of 1MB and only portable
    documents  format (PDF) is allowed;
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  • You can only apply for a maximum of two (2) posts.
Deadline: 10th October, 2018 by Midnight
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