Communications and Outreach Officer Jobs – Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)


Job Title:    Communications and Outreach

Organization:  Uganda
National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

Project Name: National
Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement (NSTEI-SE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Project


About US:

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a
Government agency established in 1990 by an Act of Parliament (CAP. 209) of the
Laws of Uganda. The agency is mandated to facilitate the development and
implementation of strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T)
into the national development process.


About NSTEI-SE Project:

The National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement
(NSTEI-SE) Project is a five (5) year intervention by the Government of Uganda
to provide state-of-the-art specialized infrastructure and equipment, including
techno training facilities to ensure that Ugandans acquire skills for
designing, implementing and managing key infrastructural projects and create
globally competitive businesses.


Job Summary:   The Communications
and Outreach Officer will mainly create and maintain the project presence
through strategic communication utilizing different media such as blog, web
forums, partner networking and outreach including industry exhibitions in order
to brand and promote the project in line with the project strategic objective


Key Duties and

Events Management

public engagements including relevant logistics, photo exhibits, workshops,
industry activities to demonstrate benefits and contributions of the project to
the stakeholder community.

Communications information systems and database

the project’s communications information system and monitor its implementation
in line with the ICT policy and the project strategy.

Design a
framework for extracting the project relevant information through monitoring
website and social media metrics such as Google Analytics in line with the
project strategy.

monitor and review media (electronic & print media) strategies to enhance
the project brand in line with appropriate acts and project strategy.

and implement a framework for creating and monitoring outreach materials in
line with the approved media (electronic & print media) strategies to
enhance the project brand


review and arrange press releases, speeches, background briefings, articles for
news & blog publications in line with the approved media (electronic &
print media) strategies to enhance the project brand.


documentary reviews from electronic and print media on donor funded programs,
policies and on issues affecting the project and prepare reports and brochures
to publicize project achievements in line with project strategy.


Qualifications, Skills and

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Required.

degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International
Development, or a related field is added advantage.

years of relevant work experience in the field of public relations &
outreach and corporate communications, demonstrating increasing responsibilities
and knowledge, preferable in international development or a related field.

with public and/or private donors including a strong demonstrated knowledge of
communications and social media strategies for donor-funded projects preferred.

of MS Office software, web design, HTML and other media software packages (i.e.
Photoshop, video editing software) is required.

using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogs (for organizational outreach) is

successful candidate must be capable of crafting information messages in
various media formats (press releases, websites, video, etc.) targeting a
variety of audiences. A working knowledge of media relations, publishing and
events planning fields.

ability to perform data collection and analyze trends and outcomes.

with public event management.

in photography and videography.

oral and written communication skills with the ability to present complex
material in a simple, understandable manner.

to work effectively as a team player in a dynamic environment


How to Apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience,
please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the
relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees
via email to
Please quote the position of interest in the subject line. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 23rd
October 2020 by 5:00pm


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