Saturday, 15 September 2018

Job Opportunity At Ministry of Works and Transport (Uganda)-Communications Officer


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participating in advocacy efforts aimed at all sectors of civil society in order to act as Spokesperson of the Ministry in consultation with the Minister and the Permanent Secretary and interfacing with the Public Relations Officer of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA);
  • Developing and implementing public relations concepts for creating a positive image of the Ministry, i.e. building a good rapport with the media houses;
  • Creating and managing information flow with the media houses and the general public;
  • Ensuring positive customer care attitudes between the Ministry leadership, Ministry staff at all levels and the public;
  • Gathering and evaluating information and public opinions and working out strategies for countering adverse ones;
  • Providing information to Senior Information Scientist for the Ministry Website and Publications;
  • Developing and managing the editing and publication of the Ministry Bulletin in liaison with Senior Assistant Secretary and the Ministry’s Editorial Board;
  • Regularly coming up with proposals, issues/press releases, write ups, articles, open letters and other media releases that correct wrong impressions and promote the Ministry’s image;
  • Coordinating the placement of Ministry Adverts in the Media;
  • 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 from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Competencies: Ethics and Integrity; Interpersonal; Communication and Computer Skills; ability to adapt to multi-cultural settings; effective organisational and planning skills; time management skills; technical skills; report writing skills; negotiation skills; capacity for teamwork; innovation and concern for results, quality and standards.
  • Age: Above 21 years

How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant posts currently available in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. 

Applicants are advised to: -
  • Apply ONLINE;
  • Scan, attach and submit on-line recent passport size photograph and relevant documents (O’ Level, A’ Level, Degree Transcript and Certificate only);
  • Each attachment must not exceed a limit of 1MB and only portable documents  format (PDF) is allowed;
Application Process:
  • Visit the website, Click Here
  • Click and Register as a new User to create your account and complete your profile (starting with your bio data moving downwards).
  • If you already have an account, simply sign in and update your profile.
  • Click on Jobs then Advertised Jobs in the menu.  Select the Advert to view the jobs therein.
  • Click on the job from the list of advertised jobs.
  • View the job details and click apply.
  • Review your application and submit.
  • You can only apply for a maximum of two (2) posts.

Deadline: 10th October, 2018 by Midnight
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