Communications Officer Bill Gates Foundation Jobs – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Job Title:     Communications Officer

Organization: Kampala
Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Funding Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: CWIS
Programme Manager

Ref: DPHE/06/2019

    
 

About US:

Kampala Capital City
Authority (KCCA) is the legal entity, established by the Ugandan Parliament,
responsible for the operations of the capital city of Kampala in Uganda.

About Project:

Kampala Capital City
Authority (KCCA) has secured funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
(BMGF) through the City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) grant for the Sanitation
Inclusive Program (Phase 3). The funding is intended to upscale faecal sludge
management services in Kampala through catalytic investments. In this phase,
there will be need to scale up the demand and supply for improved sanitation
services. This is to be achieved through a number of interventions including
the construction of model public toilets and the implementation of the
sanitation marketing Strategies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Tasked with coordinating Media
    activities and dissemination of information to the public through print
    and electronic media.
  • Execute the program’s communication
    campaigns, i.e. Above-The-Line (mass media) communication, and Social
    Media Communication campaigns.
  • Facilitating the flow of information to
    all relevant stakeholders in line with the Authority guidelines.
  • Identifying and establishing relevant
    and beneficial media partnerships with different stakeholders for the
    Programme.
  • Coordinating press conferences and
    facilitate the distribution of information and materials to the press.
  • Develop articles, success stories and
    lessons learnt during implementation of the program activities, and ensure
    that regular publications (case studies, project updates, newsletters,
    e.t.c) are printed, and updated in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Providing professional communication and
    public relations advice on best practice in the implementation of
    Programme campaigns in the media in line with KCCA guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Kampala Capital
    City Authority (KCCA) Communications Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in either Mass Communication (Public Relations option), Journalism
    or any other related course from a recognized University or Institution of
    higher learning.
  • Specialized training in Public Relations
    or Journalism is an added advantage
  • At least two years of working experience
    in Communication and Media/Public Relations in Government or from a
    reputable organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing
    and implementing public relation programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to market corporate
    brands
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the media
    industry
  • Excellent communication skills (Oral and
    written)
  • Knowledge of 2 other commonly used
    languages in the City.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should fill in this form, Download
Here
, and send it to the address below;

Directorate of Administration
and Human Resources Management,

Plot 1-3 Apollo
Kaggwa Road,

P.O Box 7010 Kampala
– Uganda. City Hall building

NB:
Please indicate the Reference Number on your APPLICATION FORM. Do not submit
your curriculum vitae and academic documents.

Deadline: 16th August 2019 by 5.00 p.m

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