DPF Assistant Manager – Communications Jobs in Uganda

DPF Assistant Manager – Communications Jobs in Uganda

Job Purpose

  • To develop and implement communications related policies, strategies, guidelines and procedures while maintaining a favorable public image for the Fund.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the Fund website and social media platforms on a regular basis.

  • Work with Fund management to develop communications messages to increase public awareness.

  • Formulate and implement a strategy for the Fund becoming more visible.

  • Develop professionally written policy and procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.


  • Establishes or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of the community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups.

  • Confers with other managers to identify trends or key group interests or concerns or to provide advice on business decisions.

  • Proactively builds and manages appropriate internal communication channels, including internal bulletins and magazines.

  • Consults with advertising agencies or staff to arrange promotional and educational campaigns.

  • Manages communications related processes, strategies and guidelines.

  • Ensures comprehensive media monitoring to gauge public and stakeholder assessment of the Fund’s mandate and the general environment of operation.

  • Responds to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.

  • Plans development or communication of programs to maintain favorable public or stakeholder perceptions of the Fund’s accomplishments, agenda, or responsibility.

  • Coaches Fund staff in effective communication with the public or with fellow employees.

  • Arranges public appearances, lectures, contests, or exhibits for clients to increase product or service awareness or to promote goodwill.

  • Plans or conducts market or public opinion research to test products or determine the potential for product success, communicating results to Fund management.

  • Confers with production or support personnel to produce or coordinate production of advertisements or promotions.

  • Purchases advertising space or time as required in promoting the Fund’s agenda.

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned, within your scope of practice.

    Expected Output

  • Draft communications related policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Well managed website and social media platforms.

  • Speeches, papers and presentations for senior management.

  • Publicity and public awareness and education materials that promote a positive image of the Fund.


    Technical Competencies

  • Research and analytical skills.

  • Managing relations and partnerships.

  • Setting up of local and international collaborations.

  • Marketing, promotion, sponsoring, fundraising.

  • Relations with the media and public relations.

  • Exhibition design and management.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, creative graphics design, website & social media management.

  • Management skills in areas including planning, organizing supervising, budgeting and evaluation.

  • Accountability and Dependability Takes personal responsibility for the quality
    and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight.

  • Transparency and Integrity Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Team Spirit and Collaboration Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational goals and deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect

  • Adaptability and Flexibility Adapts to changing needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

  • Self-Management and Thoroughness effectively manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
    Communication: Shares and receives information using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Stress Tolerance and Tact Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.

  • Employee Engagement and Enthusiasm Demonstrates commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways that further the accomplishment of its goals.

  • People Management Leads and engages people to maximize organizational and individual performance through alignment with the Fund’s mission and attainment of strategic and operational goals.

  • Coaching and Mentoring Enables co-workers to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement. Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the Fund’s objectives. ability to gain other’s support for ideas, proposals, and solutions.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or in a related field, from an accredited institution, is essential.

  • 5+ years’ experience in a communications, public relations role is essential.

  • A Master’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, business administration or a similar area of study is desirable.

  • Experience in managing and executing across several communications media is desirable.

  • Experience in developing content and managing online platforms is desirable.

  • Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DPF Assistant Manager – Communications Jobs in Uganda

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