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: jobs@uegcl.go.ug

 

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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