Senior Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

Job Title:        Senior
Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Officer

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

Duty Station: Kampala,

About US:

Uganda Electricity
Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is a limited liability company, 100% owned
by the Government of Uganda, incorporated in Uganda under the Companies Act.
UEDCL owns the 33KV and below voltage electricity distribution networks and all
the operational assets associated with the business. These Assets have been
leased to private operators (Like UMEME, and WENRECO) for Purposes of
attracting Private Capital in the energy Sector.

Job Summary:  The Senior Corporate Affairs/Public Relations
Officer, will develop, manage and implement an effective Corporate Affairs
Strategy for the organization that enhances visibility and benevolence towards
the organization and coordination of all its internal and external stakeholders

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Construct, strengthen and maintain positive media interactions with
    all sections of the media so as to enhance goodwill, balanced reporting,
    and favorable/ positive public and media view of the company.
  • Develop, execute and prepare monthly reports on execution of the
    Corporate Affairs strategies.
  • Ensure coherent and dependable communication that depicts the
    desired company image and position to both internal and external publics.
  • The incumbent will also identify and exploit Corporate Affairs/Public
    Relations opportunities, needs and implement proactive publicity
    programmes in order to obtain positive/favorable coverage in the media.
  • In charge of the company’s editorial direction, design, production
    and distribution of all company publications and adverts to all
    organization’s stakeholders. The jobholder will also be tasked with the
    management of the maintenance of a high quality, regularly updated and
    vibrant corporate website plus causing talk ability and traffic on the
    organization social media forums.
  • Design and implement communication sensitization programmes for the
    company aimed at enhancing the corporate image and visibility.
  • Ensure that the company communication outputs are of a high standard
    and are delivered within the agreed budget and desired timelines.
  • Identify, plan and coordinate the implementation of the company
    Corporate Social Responsibility juxtaposed with positive publicity in
    print and, social and electronic media.
  • Formulate and manage the Public Relations budget for cost control
    and ensuring value for money.
  • Manage Corporate Affairs Department Resources (Staffing, Finances,
    and equipment), etc
  • The incumbent must demonstrate knowledge, command and plan with
    respect to modern communication technologies and software.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the organization’s key Stakeholders,
    have a sustainable Management strategy to improve the existing
    relationships and developing new relationships that have a causal effect
    on the organization’s reputation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The prospective employee should hold a Master’s Degree in Mass
    Communication or Journalism, and Public Relations.
  • Relevant affiliation to a professional body within or at the
    international level will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of experience in a similar position in a busy
    and vibrant organization.
  • Three years of experience in media practice in busy and reputable

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to submit SEALED applications (letter, CV, copies of
academic/professional certificates and at least three professional references)
to: –


Head of Human Resource and Administration, Uganda Electricity Distribution Co.
Ltd, Plot 37, UEDCL TOWER, 6th floor, P. O. Box 7390, Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Any
form of Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Deadline: Tuesday, 24th July 2019 by 5:00pm.

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