Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Programme Communication Officer Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Programme Communication Officer Jobs in Uganda

Scope Of Work

  • The role will strengthen the involvement of the key officials at the Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development in communication activities related to the Global Fund and to exploit all opportunities offered by the Ministry website and all other relevant data banks in order to effectively communicate to local and international Global Fund stakeholders.

  • The officer will harness and strengthen social media, branding management and communication to further the Global Fund agenda and to support proactive and consistent communication to all pertinent matters relating to the implementation of Global Fund activities as they relate to the Funds Coordination function at the Ministry.

  • This includes initiating content and managing the development, monitoring and implementation of information on all online platforms for the Global Fund Financing project/programme.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Programme Communication Officer will support the design and execution a holistic
    communication strategy and plan on matters including but not limited to PFM reforms and how they impact the Global Fund financing arrangements.

    The Specific Assignments will include:

  • Maintaining a regular flow of information about the programme to key target audiences. This will include, but not limited to, a regular newsletter, regular and timely website updates as well as others to be agreed.

  • Support processes in translating programme information into technical documentation of Knowledge Management products.

  • Developing terms of reference, tenders and contracts for procuring communication
    products and activities at national and local levels, and coordinate and implement
    communication activities.

  • Providing technical input in all aspects related to communication: Writing, editing, and
    producing communication tools and materials including all brand promotional items like
    pull-up banners, brochures, frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheets, memorabilia
    (promotional items), public relations channels both audio and audio-visual e.g. radio talk
    Shows, and TV talk shows.

  • Supporting quality assurance for communications and branding to ensure coherence of communications and messages.

  • Undertake regular monitoring and communication audit of the internal and external communication environment. This includes digital media analytics on the effectiveness of the digital media approaches.

  • Document best practices for communicating for internal and external stakeholders

  • Design and develop branding materials for different audiences and channels. Recommend least-cost and high-impact/quick-win channels in line with the audiences under consideration.

  • Support the Ministry of Health to establish a dedicated team
    of journalists with special
    interest and knowledge capacity to report on global fund issues.

  • Support Programme Events Management.

  • Support the management of consistency of the Global Fund brand and its reputation.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.


  • A honors bachelors degree in humanities, social sciences, journalism, marketing, mass
    communication, or public relations, with a postgraduate diploma in Journalism/Mass

  • A Master’s degree in related field is added advantage.


  • A minimum of five years of experience in managing media and communications for
    development programmes is required, of which two (2) are in the public sector or reputable private sector.

  • Qualifications in specialized media training and/or Graphic Art and Design will be an added Advantage.

  • Extensive local knowledge and experience on how media in Uganda and beyond operates.

    Required Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and stakeholder management skills.

  • Digital Media and Branding knowledge including knowledge in Digital literacy, website management and graphic design.

  • Media Management.

  • Lobbying and advocacy skills.

  • Knowledge on Change management.

  • Ability to take professional pictures, videos with minimal editing in still and motion

  • Ability to originate and package information from various sources including technical reports, presentations, and the like.

    How to Apply

  • Applications must include cover letter, CV, certificates and testimonials, and be addressed as below and submitted online to by on Friday 4 December 2020.

  • The Coordinator

  • The PFM Reforms Coordination Unit
    Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development

    Floor 3 Finance Building, Office 3.4
    Plot 2/ 12 Apollo Kaggwa Road
    P O Box 8147
    Tel: 256-41-4707900

    Please Note

  • Terms of reference for the positions have been updated and individuals who previously applied encouraged to reapply.

  • Email subject should indicate file position applied for.

  • MQPED is an equal opportunity employer, any form of lobbying shall lead to disqualification.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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