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Principal Public Relations Officer Jobs – Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Job Title:  Principal Public Relations Officer

Organisation: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reference: UBOS/PPRO/02/2023

 

About US:

Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is a semi-autonomous agency of Government responsible for maintenance, coordination, supervising and monitoring of the National Statistical System to ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of standardised statistical information. The Bureau is also mandated as the principal official statistics producing agency in the country.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, update and implement the PR and Media relations strategy, and the Content strategy.
  • Review, update, educate and ensure compliance with the internal communication crisis management plan.
  • Initiate and drive online and social media programs for publicity to create awareness of the Bureau.
  • Collaborate with the Section of Dissemination and Communication to create public and media statistical focused content and plan for its timely dissemination to meet UBOS’ priority audience needs.
  • Draft responses to media queries on matters of statistical nature in consultation with the respective Heads of Department and Executive Director.
  • Establish, collaborate and maintain media relationships and manage all media accounts.
  • Manage engagements in the Office of the Executive Director, media interviews, press conferences and organize publicity activities to build awareness of the Bureau’s products in collaboration with respective statistical departments.
  • Identify and address risk issues in the media that might damage the public’s perception about UBOS and her partners.
  • Draft, review internal communication products e.g., bulletins, newsletters, podcasts, videos.
  • Compile and prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Coordinate the development of the department’s annual budget, work plan, procurement plan, and training plan.
  • Supervise, develop staff in the department and conduct performance appraisals.
  • Prepare and submit timely accountability for resources.
  • Perform any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies.
  • A Masters’ Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public and Media Relations or any other relevant field is a MUST.
  • A Post Graduate Diploma qualification in Media Studies, Public Relations or any other relevant field.
  • Member of PRAU
  • At least six years of experience in a related field, at least three years of which at Senior Officer Level.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills with a good command of English Language.
  • Excellent knowledge of Public Relations principles and guidelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, use of digital media for mass communication purposes
  • Ability to work independently and with strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated high morals and personal integrity.
  • Negotiation and Influencing skills

 

How to Apply:

If you believe you meet the required profile, please see the job details on the UBOS Website and submit your application through the online application system available on the UBOS Website.

 

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Deadline: 27th April 2023

 

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