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Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs Employment Opportunity - Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)


Job Title:        Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs

Organization: Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer


About US:

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) is a Public Limited Liability Company incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act (Cap 110), the Laws of Uganda and in conformity with the Electricity Act, 1999. UEGCL started operation on 1st April 2001 and is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda, with the head office located in Kampala. The mandate of UEGCL is to establish, acquire, maintain and operate electricity generation facilities as well as promote Research and Development in the Electricity generation sector while running the company on sound business principals.


Job Summary:  The Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs will develop, manage and implement an effective Corporate Affairs Strategy for the organisation that enhances visibility and goodwill towards the organisation and coordination of all its internal and external stakeholders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·         Build and maintain positive media relationships with all sections of the media so as to enhance goodwill, objective reporting and favourable/ positive public and media perception of the company.

·         Develop, execute and prepare monthly reports on execution of the Corporate Affairs strategies.

·         Ensure articulate and consistent communication of the desired company image and position both internally and externally.

·         Identify and exploit Corporate Affairs/Public Relations opportunities, needs and implement proactive publicity programmes in order to obtain positive/favourable coverage in the media.

·         Responsible for the company’s editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all company publications and adverts. e.g. Annual reports

·         Manage the maintenance of a high quality, regularly updated and interactive corporate website and other new social media channels and analyse website performance on a weekly and monthly basis.

·         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 agreed budget and desired timelines.

·         Plan for and coordinate the implementation of the company Corporate Social Responsibility and ensure positive publicity in print and electronic media.

·         Prepare the unit's annual budget and ensure optimal resource utilization.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The ideal candidate must hold a Graduate Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences, Arts or any related discipline.

·         Master of Public Relations/ Communications/ Journalism and affiliation to relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage.

·         A minimum of seven years of experience working in a vibrant organization

·         A minimum of five years of experience in a similar position working with Public Relations and Communication.

·         Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills.

·         Excellent planning and organizational skills.

·         Good communication, facilitation and presentation skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.

·         Strong interpersonal skills and high level of integrity. 

·         Self-drive, resilience and strong attention to detail and highly organized.

·         Analytical and brilliant documentation skills.

·         Computer skills & knowledge in MS office, design programs such as MS Publisher, QuarkXPress, and Illustrator.


How to Apply:

All interested persons with requisite qualifications are invited to address their applications with copies of certified academic documents, professional qualifications and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating two referees and their full addresses to:

Chief Human Resource Officer,

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

Block C, Victoria Office Park, Okot - Kiwanuka Close, Bukoto P.O. Box 75831 Kampala. Uganda

Applications should be submitted electronically as one attachment only in portable documents format (pdf) indicating the name and position applied for in the subject line to email address:


Please note:

·         Only applications online will be considered.

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·         Shortlisted candidates will be required to present original copies of certified academic documents during interviews.

·         Applications without authentic academic transcripts will not be considered.


Deadline: 28th September 2020


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