GIZ Uganda Public Relations and Communications Officer Jobs

GIZ Uganda Public Relations and Communications Officer Jobs

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  • The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the GesellschaG für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, co−funded by the European Union.

  • The main objective of the programme is that selected state and civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the compliance with human rights and governance principles (transparency, accountability, eficient and effective management and political participation) in their respective areas of responsibility.

    Structurally, the programme focuses on 3 main components:

  • Strengthening Accountability

  • Strengthening Human Rights a

  • Strengthening Civil Society.
    In the area of civil society support GIZ, co−funded by the EU, focusses on:

  • creating an enabling environment,

  • foster political participation and

  • capacity building for civil society organizations (CSO).

  • CUSP is following a specific approach utilizing the experience already made at the level of certain GIZ sector support and development programmes as well of the EU National Indicative Programme (NIP).

    The programme component

  • creating an enabling environment cooperates closely with the other programme components

  • foster political participation

  • capacity building for CSOs which will be primarily be implemented through the hubs in Kampala, Gulu, Mbale and three mobile hubs.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Public Relations and Communications Oficer will be responsible for:

  • Implementation and monitoring of the visibility and communication plan of the project.

  • Mainstream communication and visibility within the overall GIZ Programme and partner organisations.

  • Ensure regular communication on project progress, innovations and results internally and externally through different channels using different approaches.

  • Foster publication of programme content.

    Specific Tasks

  • Facilitate and organize the communication and visibility efforts of the project

  • Further refine the communication and visibility plan and strategy in line with EU requirements.

  • Structure and implement the corresponding visibility monitoring

  • Compile a quarterly CUSP newsletter.

  • Regularly feed social media channels.

  • Document success stories for different target audiences, in different formats and for different communication channels.

  • Conceptualize and develop a short film or documentary on CUSP.

  • Ensure the correct use of logos and disclaimers by the CUSP programme, all advisors and partners.

    Other duties/additional tasks

  • Ensure the ex−post publication of information on Contractors and Grant Beneficiaries of the CUSP programme.

  • Strengthen communication for and about civil society engagements in the policy formulation at national and local levels;

  • Contribute to dialogue and exchange between different stakeholders (state actors, NGOs, civil society) on relevant topics.

  • Other duties as required

    Required qualifications, competences and experience Qualification

  • University degree in public relations, communication, journalism,communication for Development Similar field

    Proffesional Exeperience other Knowledge and additional compietencies

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the preparation and implementation of communication and awareness raising strategies.

  • Extensive experience in dealing with media.

  • Experience in the communication of EU funded programmes.

  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English, knowledge of local languages and German is an added value.

    How to Apply

  • All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, by email:; quoting the position you are applying for and the reference No. as the subject.

  • Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 31st January 2020.

    Please note

  • This is a national position.

  • Application and CV should be in one document and a maximum of 6 pages only.

  • No other attachments are required at this stage.

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position.

  • GIZ is commi†ed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.


  • GIZ DOES NOT charge any kind of FEE(s) at whichever stage of the recruitment process.

  • This recruitment is ONLY through Future Options Consulting Ltd.

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