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4 Community Affairs Officer Job Vacancies - Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Community Affairs Officer

About US:
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

Job Summary:  The Community Affairs Officer will be responsible for ensuring stakeholder participation geared towards smooth project implementation. This will include public information and outreach through information dissemination, community mobilisation, sensitisation, conflict resolution, promoting productive uses of energy, energy efficiency, health and safety and mobilising connections. The officers shall each be resident in a respective project region of; Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern. Applicants shall therefore specify the region of preference.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan and implement Community Affairs strategies that advance the project objectives in line with the Institutional goals and mission,
  • Increase community awareness of REA projects, including connections initiatives and any other project interventions,
  • Enhance community participation during project implementation,
  • Mobilize and coordinate community involvement and support during project implementation,
  • Sensitize communities on the productive use of energy, energy efficiency including health and safety
  • Give marketing support to the service providers in the different service territories.
  • Assist the wayleaves office in addressing disputes over wayleaves rights, land ownership and tree cutting.
  • Organise events for the project including site handovers, groundbreaking ceremonies, commissioning ceremonies in liaison with the engineering and Corporate Communications team,
  • Promote and coordinate Corporate Social responsibility
  • Coordinate media engagements in consultation with the Corporate Communications Team
  • Work in partnership with the Consultants Social safeguards team to over the contractors’ environmental, social development and community engagement component.
  • Carryout any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and/ or journalism, Development Communication, Social Works & Social Administration with at least four years of experience to a similar assignment.
  • A relevant Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate communication abilities in English and other local languages in Uganda
  • Good command of IT application such as MS-office and other basic computer skills.
  • Master’s degree in the field of social sciences will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3 reputable referees to:

The Executive Director,
Rural Electrification Agency,
Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317 Kampala - Uganda.

Deadline: 28th June 2019

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