Communications Officer Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister

Job Title:    Communications Officer

Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Director


About US:

In 2021, the European Union approved Phase 2 of the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) to specifically consolidate and institutionalize it in Uganda by strengthening its strategic and analytical capacity to produce disaggregated information for more effective decision-making.


The Office of the Prime Minister plans to recruit critical staff to support the implementation of the second phase of NIPN as well as the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Communications Officer is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing the project communication and visibility plan and for branding, editing and promoting the work of the NIPN.
  • Working closely with the Project Director, Project Coordinator and Senior Policy Advisor and other team members, to design communication materials to translate NIPN findings into key messages for policy makers in different formats such as technical summaries and policy briefs and produces other communications materials such as reports, guidelines, videos, newsletters and press releases designed to meet the needs of different audiences politicians, technical experts, policy advisors, district officials, and the general public.
  • Disseminate these communication materials through the best channels to reach their targets in the most appropriate format.
  • Liaise with service providers such as editors, graphic designers, printers, , to produce communication tools and project documents.
  • Work with the web managers of the OPM and UBOS to keep the NIPN web pages up-to-date.
  • Manage communications about events organized by the NIPN teams to ensure that they are given a high profile in the country, when necessary.
  • Prepare briefings for the press about the findings of the NIPN analysis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication; or Journalism; or Communication Studies; or Public Relations; or Public Administration; or International Relations; or Arts; or Law; or Social Sciences; or a relevant field of study from a recognized University / Institution plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication; or Journalism; or Communication Studies; or Public Relations.
  • Seven years’ experience of successful professional experience as a communications officer, with a specialist interest in science, agriculture or health.
  • A specific interest in food security or nutrition would be useful.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Experience of writing about complex technical matters in simple and clear language, driven by the need for comprehension.
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish or engage with communications networks.
  • Excellent organizational skills, rigorous attention to detail and an ability to work autonomously. An ability to work in a stressful environment and to meet strict deadlines.
  • A good knowledge of the most common software used in the design of communication materials.
  • A good knowledge of software to prepare presentations.


Examples of documents written should be provided with the application.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer, passport photo, contacts both Mobile and Email, and should be addressed to


The Permanent Secretary

Office of the Prime Minister

New Government Block

Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road

P.O. Box 341, Kampala.


Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to the disqualification of a candidate.


Deadline: 4th October 2022 at 5:00 p.m.


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