Principal Public Relations Officer Job Careers – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries


Job Title:   Principal Public Relations Officer

Organization: Public Service Commission

Placement Organization: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Public Service Commission is established under the provisions of  Article 165(1) of the 1995 Constitution. In fulfillment of its functions under Article 166,  the Commission is required to make a report to Parliament in respect of each year’s performance of its functions.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent will be responsible to the Permanent Secretary for performing the following duties:-

·        Gathering information raised in Media Articles relating to the Ministry and advising on the responses;

·        Compiling material for Articles, supplements and other Government publications;

·        Disseminating the Ministry’s Publications to various Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies;

·        Providing the Public with information about the Ministry’s activities;

·        Organizing press conferences and media briefings;

·        Managing the Ministry’s suggestion boxes;

·        Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        Applicants should be Ugandans in possession of an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication; or Journalism; or Public Relations; or any other related qualification plus a minimum of a Post Graduate Diploma in any of the above disciplines from a recognized University/ Institution.

·        Applicants should have a minimum of six (6) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which should have been served at the level of Senior Communication Officer in Government or from a reputable organization.


Core Competencies:

·        Public Sector Management, Results Orientation, Ethics and Integrity, Interpersonal, Communication and Computer Skills, Ability to Adapt to Multi Cultural Settings, Innovation, Concern for Quality, Standards and Technical Competence, Ability to Coach Subordinates and Report Writing Skills.

·        Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Skills, Team Building, Conflict Management, Policy Development, Change Management, Research and Project Management Skills.

·        Age: Above 28 years


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online, Click Here

·        Scan and submit relevant documents (‘O’ Level, ‘A’ Level, Degree and Professional Documents, copies of letters of appointment, confirmation and promotion) on-line.

·        Each attachment must not exceed a limit of 1MB and only portable documents format (PDF) is allowed.

·        Officers serving in the Public Service are required to print an Extract of PS Form 3 (2008) and obtain recommendation from their Responsible Officers.  Scan the recommendation together with the rest of the documents and submit online.


Deadline: 29th September 2020


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