NITA Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda
NITA Communications Officer Jobs in UgandaBackgroundThe Government of Uganda has secured funding from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance various activities under the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (RCIP).
The Regional Communication Infrastructure Program (RCIP) Uganda will complement existing country ICT and e-government Infrastructure initiatives by helping boost the already
existing e-government infrastructure and bridge the financing and technical gaps.
It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit, will be applied to
eligible payments for the services of a communications officer.
The National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U) is the Implementing Agency for the project, through a Project Implementation Office (PIO).
Applications are hereby invited from eligible, suitably qualified and experienced persons for the vacant position of communications officer to be
based at the PIO at NITA-U Headquarters.
Objective of Assignment
To primarily design and implement the RCIP’s communication and public relations strategy, facilitate efficient and timely sourcing, collation, managing and dissemination of strategic and operational information and knowledge within and outside the NITA-U.
The communications officer will report to the Marketing and Communications
Specialist, in the Executive Director’s office on all deliverables.
Responsibilities and Tasks
The main responsibilities and duties of the Communications Officer shall be
as outlined below;
Serve as the first point of call for stakeholders and the public in matters
pertaining to fulfilment of the implementation of the communications and
marketing plan under RCIP;
Prepare and implement the communications and public relations strategies for
Provide professional advice and support to management on public relations
issues; handling the media and harnessing political and public support for RCIP
projects and generally explaining official positions;
Draft press releases, speeches, media relations content, case studies, white
papers, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content, and
speaking proposals as well as other documentation for NITA events that cover
Design and coordinate implementation of corporate communication, PR and
Information management strategy under RCIP;
Plan, prepare and implement information programmes to keep the public and
specific groups (government services, the media, the business community,
NGO’s, international organizations and the general public, etc. ) informed of
Monitor the media on a day-to-day basis, analyze reportage on NITA and/or other information technology issues and advise Management on appropriate responses and follow ups and ensure appropriate publicity and media
coverage at all official NITA functions;
Prepare reports as well as relevant documents and promotional material for
advancement of the Authority’s corporate image and impact to support its role
in rolling out RCIP projects;
Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Candidates should have the following qualifications, competencies and
A minimum of bachelor’s degree in English Language/Literature, Mass Communication, business management, social works and social
administration, international relations/diplomacy, marketing or their equivalent from a recognized University;
A post graduate training in media studies, journalism, public relations, technical
writing, project planning and management, web editing or marketing is an added advantage;
Hands-on experience in writing articles for print and online magazines, Press
releases, Talking points and ability to carry out interviews with different
stakeholders when need arises.
A good customer service background dealing customers face to face and via
Experience in Public Speaking, Media Relations and Stake holder
Keen attention to detail
Confidentiality, Diligence & Reliability;
Ability to work on own initiative as well as supervision of a team;
Capacity to establish credibility, and trust and partnership
At least have a minimum of two years’ experience as a communication, PR,
Customer Relationship Officer with a public or private or donor funded organisation or a reporter/editor in a reputable media house.
Duration of Assignment
The successful candidate shall be engaged under a two (2) year employment
contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Other Required Skills and Competences
Very good communication skills (spoken and written),including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences on
environmental related matters, good negotiation skills and to prepare a
variety of written documents, contracts, reports, etc. in a clear, concise
Very good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multiethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Must be a person of proven honesty and does not tolerate corruption and unethical behaviours in all its forms and manifestations.
Must be a person with ability to seek new ways of doing things
efficiently to deliver value to our customers.
Must be a person who strives to satisfy customers and clients.
Should be able to understand what the customer wants and delivering it flawlessly.
Must be a person who thinks of quality and continuous improvement in his/her work.
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with
the right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application
form (which can be down loaded from the NITA-U official website
www.nita.go.ug), with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact,
postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees to the
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801 038/ 0776499031
Or via email: email@example.com (application shouldn’t be more than 10MB)
Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence
supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and
The deadline for applications is 14th FEBRUARY,2020 (Not later than 17.00 hrs. local time).
No application will be accepted
without a duly completed and signed standard application form (referred to above) and copies of academic documents.
All hand delivered applications MUST be stapled.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt,
of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in one’s favour, will
automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.
How to Apply
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