Fresher Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Job Title:       Communications

Organisation: Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Quality
and Advocacy Advisor

About US:

The Uganda Protestant
Medical Bureau (UPMB) was founded in 1957 as a registered faith based
Non-Governmental Organization under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP 165) as
Registered Trustees of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau. UPMB brings
together Protestant Churches in Uganda involved in Provision of Health
Services. It serves as a link between Government and / or Development Partners
and UPMB-Member Institutions and provides support to its members through
capacity strengthening, coordination, lobbying and Advocacy, public relations
and translation of government policies.

Job Summary:   The Communications Officer will mainly
design, implement, coordinate and monitor the execution of UPMB’s communication
and advocacy campaigns. The job holder shall manage and increase Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)’s social media presence and build online and
other communication platforms to create awareness, increase visibility and show
case the impact of UPMB’s work to current and potential partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and roll out UPMB’s Communications Strategy and monitor its
    implementation in line with the UPMB’s strategic plan.
  • Work with Management to plan, develop, roll out and monitor
    communications, campaigns, documentation, brand profiling to increase
    public awareness, visibility advocacy, and influence attitudes and
    behaviors on UPMB Brands.
  • Edit grant proposals and all UPMB publications to ensure quality
  • Brand UPMB buildings, vehicles, and other assets to meet corporate
    branding standards
  • Manage media activities for UPMB. Implement a communication and
    media plan to advance UPMB including media field trips.
  • Oversee the production of general advocacy and communications
    products, such as booklets, newsletters flyers, audio-visual materials, speeches
    any other.
  • Develop and maintain UPMB Resource Centre
  • Provide communication and media support to prioritized special
    events, workshops, meetings and conferences.
  • Raise awareness through media of the value and impact of major
    projects implemented by UPMB.
  • Develop and implement new communications tools;-blogs, Facebook,
    twitter and website
  • Provide necessary writing/editing support of project technical
  • Advise the organization on appropriate responses using digital
  • Provide support and training to UPMB communication

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and accurate communication and advocacy reports
  • Updates on developed strategies for improved visibility
  • Reports of Improved visibility and branding of UPMB

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Mass Communication, Commerce
    (Marketing) .
  • Experience in website development and management, Marketing, Public
  • Relations, Media campaigns, and/or Non-profit Communications.
  • Proficiency in use of social networking and new media tools.
  • Computer graphics and creative designing are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience,
    working in communications and advocacy, media, at a national and/or
    international level preferably in the NGO sector
  • Competence in use of digital and social media tools
  • Mature person with excellent written and oral communications in
    English is essential.


  • Able to produce results in line with objectives
  • Business acumen, Analytical
  • Public relations and advocacy, Communication, Decision making,
    Negotiation skills
  • MS Office, especially MS Publisher proficiency

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified applicants should e-mail, post or hand-deliver an application letter
with a detailed CV naming at least two referees, to:

Executive Director,

Uganda Protestant
Medical Bureau

Plot 877 Balintuma
Road Mengo

P.O. Box 4127,


Deadline: 16th July 2019

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