AFENET Head of Communication Jobs in Uganda

AFENET Head of Communication Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Head of Communication

Type: Full Time, Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Media, Communications & Writing

Jobs at:

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Deadline of this Job:
12th December 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa


Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional and international partners.

AFENET works to strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).

AFENET is seeking to recruit highly qualified & experienced persons to serve in the indicated position below:

position: Head of Communication

No. at vacancies (1)

Duty station: AFENET Secretariat-Kampaia

Job Purpose:
Responsible for developing and implementing the organization's communications strategy. frameworks and programs aimed at ensuring effective management of the public and other external stakeholders and to keep them informed of organizations developments..

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive Organization strategy and message development, pitch and announcement strategies
  • Develop branding initiatives, internal communications and external media relations.
  • Determine communications strategy and execute programs to deliver communications oblectives throughout the organization.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the network.
  • Manage the organizations’ brand and reputation.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all
    print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and website.
  • Create and launch press releases and marketing campaigns.
  • Design and drive corporate strategy and message development.
  • Manage internal communications and external media relations.
  • Develop communication strategies for delivery of corporate culture and business strategy.
  • Train AFENET staff in effective communication with the public or with employees.
  • Direct activities of external agencies, establishments, and departments that develop and implement communication strategies and information programs.
  • Prepare the organizations’ top management, representatives for media interviews and
  • Create rich and creative content across the AFENET communication channels.

    Required qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication, international Relations, Public Relations or related area.
  • Master's degree in Mass Communication, international Relations, Public Relations, or related area is desired advantage. Membership of a professional body.
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience in Corporate Communications. tour of which in a managerial position in a similar corporate environment. '
  • Have a strong record of Public and international relations skills.
  • Events management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Customeriocus and strategic planning experience.
  • High degree of personal initiative and innovation.

    Job Qualifications: Not Specified

    Job Education Requirements: Master's degree

    Job Experience Requirements: Eight (8) years

    Job application procedure

    Benefits: All positions carry competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates should submit their Application Letters detailing their experiences and
    skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to: The
    Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Email: by Friday, December 12, 2019 close oi business 5:30 pm (East Africa Time).

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