NITA Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

NITA Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • The 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
    the RCIP.

  • 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
    RCIP programmes;

  • 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
    phone interactions

  • 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.

    Customer Centricity

  • 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.

    Application procedure

  • 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, 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
    address below.

    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: (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
    employment contracts.

  • 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.

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