NEMA Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

NEMA Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job purpose:

To support development and implementation of communications for internal and external audiences


Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Communications Officer is responsible for day-to-day communication of project activities to internal and external audiences.


  • Develop and implement effective communications activities for external customers and stakeholders;

  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of the approved project activities at field level;

  • Ensure the accurate recording of all data relevant for operational, financial and results based monitoring;

  • Write and optimise content for the website, digital newsletters, print publications and social networking sites;

  • Ensure consistency in terms of voice, branding, messaging and frequency of posting via digital channels;

  • Handle media enquiries and create effective news releases to gain positive press coverage;

  • Develop and deliver well-executed and effective campaigns;

  • Develop working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and partners;

  • Use project planning techniques to deliver the project and actively manage project budgets;

  • Implement a communication strategy for the project that includes media outreach and social media content creation;

  • Research and write press releases, and content for the project website, infographics, blogs, and newsletters;

  • Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of the project’s activities, strategies and programmes and keep up-to-date with relevant developments;

  • Arrange and coordinate press conferences, and plan events;

  • Work with key internal role-players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the project’s strategy and in support of various project interventions;

  • Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team;

  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists and key external role-players;

  • Prepare
    accurate and timely quarterly and annual technical reports for activities undertaken as required;

  • Perform other project related duties as assigned from time to time by the Project Manager.


  • An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of Journalism, Public Relations or Communications.

  • A Master’s Degree in the relevant field of Journalism, Public Relations or Communications is added advantage


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in communications strategy development;

  • A proven track-record of professional experience in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field;

    Competencies and skills

  • Capability and proven experience in crafting communications strategies with an eye toward results-based management;

  • Capability and proven experience crafting messages in various formats (press releases, websites, success stories, blog entries, tweets, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Very good inter-personal skills;

  • High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity;

  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office, and related business and communication tools;

  • Content writing experience for all media platforms;

  • Proven social media and networking expertise

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; NEMA Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

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