Communication Specialist, CEDP-AF World Bank Project Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

 

Job Title:    Communication Specialist,
CEDP-AF

Organisation: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Name:
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Coordinator-CEDP

 

About US:

The Government of
Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The Project
Development Objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in
Uganda through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors
geared towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs.
Government is scaling up the existing operations through provision of
Additional Financing (AF).

 

The AF is intended
to complete the implementation of the Land and Tourism components while
consolidating and enhancing the achievements realized, as well as scaling up
activities under these components. CEDP-AF will be implemented by eight MDAs.
The overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

 

Job Summary:  The Communication Specialist, CEDP-AF will manage
project communications by technically supporting the PCU in ensuring timely and
appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate
disposition of project information. The CS shall ensure timely and regular
information dissemination and sharing of information to stakeholders on Project
implementation issues and ensure effective stakeholder participation and
support.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Refine/develop
and supervise the implementation of the CEDP Communication Strategy in line
with the Project Development Objective;

·       
Assess
information needs of the stakeholders and prepare targeted messages on Project
issues

·       
Coordinate
the development and production of IEC materials in liaison with the various
project staff and stakeholders to ensure quality and timely dissemination.

·       
Monitor
and evaluate the implementation of the communication strategy

·       
Liaise
with print/electronic media on promotion of the Project activities.

·       
Work
with traditional media groups to disseminate Project messages.

·       
Promote
a positive culture and image of the Project and market the Project for greater
visibility and access of the target population

·       
Review
the information on the Project website and provide content development support
and ensure website promotion on a regular basis

·       
Organize
media events such as press conferences, talk-shows, interviews of key Project
staff and stakeholders on public and private media.

·       
Supervise
the development of printed, multimedia and/or web-based publications (case
studies, research reports, project updates, newsletters etc.) and provide
quality control in line with the Project corporate identity standards

·       
Generate
specific outputs (deliverables) as determined from time to time in the
respective projected work plans for each quarter.

·       
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned to him/her from time to time.

 

Key Result Areas:

·       
Developing
and implementation of the CEDP Communication Strategy;

·       
Assessing
information needs of key Stakeholders as well as public relations

·       
Monitoring
and evaluation of Communication Strategy

·       
Promotion
of positive culture and image of the project

·       
Coordinate
preparation of information to update the CEDP Website

·       
Development
of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and multimedia
productions for Social Media

·       
Development
of a communication Procurement Plan, Work Plan and Budget

·       
Any
other duties assigned from time to time.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Applicants
should possess a honors’ degree from a reputable institution in any of the
following areas: Mass Communication, Journalism, Development Communication, and
Media Studies.

·       
Post-graduate
qualification in: Mass Communication, Journalism, Development Communication,
Strategic communication, Media Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Business
Administration and Project Management will be an added advantage.

·       
At least
eight (8) years of professional experience in communication at a senior
position in a project, public or private organizations, international agencies
or other credible/ reputable institutions.

·       
Experience
in communication and media relations, media campaigns and promotional material
development

·       
Experience
in using a wide range of communication tools in print, broad casting,
electronic and traditional media as well as public relations

·       
Experience
in working with grass roots communities, private sector based marketing and
promotions, non-governmental organizations, multilateral and bilateral
development agencies and government.

·       
Excellent
communication skills (verbal and written)

·       
Should
be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under pressure

·       
Strong
ethics, hands on approach

·       
Attention
to detail and excellent follow through

·       
Self-motivated,
Problem solving skills and versatility

·       
Proven
integrity and honesty in handling public resources

 

How to Apply:

Interested eligible
applicants should submit applications including a cover letter, current
Curriculum Vitae and Academic Certificates and Transcripts to demonstrate that
they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the
services; to be received not later than 1700 hrs on January 13, 2021.
Applications addressed as below should be submitted as e-mail attachments to
recruitment@cedp.go.ug. The e-mail subject should indicate the Reference Number
and Position applied for. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

The address referred
to above is:

 

The Project
Coordinator

Competitiveness and
Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Private Sector
Foundation Uganda – Lower Building

Plot 43 Nakasero
Road

P.O. Box 7683,
Kampala. Uganda

Tel: +256 312 214600

 

Deadline: 13th January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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