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Public Relations, Communications and Advocacy Manager NGO Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

Job Title:   Public Relations, Communications and Advocacy Manager

Organisation: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director

 

About US:

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa and Eastern Europe.

 

Job Summary:  The Public Relations, Communications and Advocacy Manager will promote and enhance the corporate image of Baylor-Uganda. To network and establish good working relationships with media, partners and the key stakeholders and advise the Executive Director on Public Relations and corporate communication strategy.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning and Strategy Development for communications, PR and Advocacy

  • Develop communications, advocacy and public relations policies, strategies, and campaigns for Baylor Uganda.
  • Develop consolidated work plans and budgets.
  • Develop consolidated BSC to monitor the implementation of PR, communication and advocacy strategy across the organization.

Advocacy Management

  • Represent Baylor Uganda at local, regional and international fora so as to engage the public about Baylor Uganda’s mandate in accordance with organization’s policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor the organization’s progress in building and maintenance of public and private alliances and networks with partner organizations for concerted advocacy efforts.
  • Monitor the implementation of procedures for fundraising/resource generation, mobilisation & granting in line with the Organisations mission and donor guidelines.

Media Relations Management

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of a system to track local and international media reports in the Baylor-Uganda mandate’
  • Monitor’ local and international media reports concerning pediatric/adolescent HIV/AIDS and other aspects in the Baylor-Uganda mandate’ and disseminate the findings for management action.
  • Maintain good working relations with the media, including newspapers, magazines, social media platforms, radios, TV, to boost Baylor Uganda’s visibility through targeted promotional messages.
  • Update the digital platforms and respond to media inquiries and requests for information at all times.
  • Coordinate the flow of media activities in all areas concerning Baylor Uganda’s activities.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Plan and organize meetings and training programs between management and partners to allow cordial relationships.
  • Plan, coordinate, organize and execute corporate networking and social events.
  • Organize press conferences and events that provide information to the general public and key stakeholders in line with the various objectives and the departmental mandate.

Communication

  • Collect and disseminate findings from media reports for management action and staff awareness in line with Baylor Uganda’s mission
  • Develop information and education materials on HIV/AIDS and services offered by Baylor Uganda
  • Oversee website content management, writing/editing for the web, graphic design and site management.
  • Design and review the online content in media announcements and media kits.

Crisis Management

  • Manage public relations crisis within Baylor Uganda operations.
  • Constantly monitor the public and media opinion on the activities of Baylor Uganda and of Baylor Uganda as an organization.
  • Promptly address the public or the concerned parties informatively as soon as a crisis is discovered to avoid destructive or harmful rumours.
  • Maintain a two-way relationship with the public regularly.

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit periodic reports on the PR performance of the organization as and when required.
  • Report on the impact of promotional and education materials on HIV/AIDS and services offered by Baylor Uganda in the Baylor-Uganda in line with the various grant objectives.

People Management

  • Supervise the team for effective implementation of the PR activities and compliance with the policy and guidelines.
  • Lead all team building activities within the PR unit.
  • Oversee the performance assessment of staff within the unit.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism or any other relevant masters
  • A Degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations/Media Communication) or any related field
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification in communication is an added advantage.
  • At least six years of relevant working experience in PR and corporate communications

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.

 

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Note:

  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts
  • You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 22nd February 2024

 

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