Office of the Prime Minister Communications Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Office of the Prime Minister Communications Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Minimum Qualification and Working Experience

  • Applicants should be Ugandans in possession of an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication; or Journalism; or Communication Studies;

    or Public Relations; or Public Administration; or International Relations; or Arts; or Law; or Social Sciences; or a relevant field of study from a recognized University / Institution plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication; or Journalism; or Communication Studies; or Public Relations.

  • At least 7 years’ experience of successful professional experience as a communications officer, with a specialist interest in science, agriculture or health.

  • A specific interest in food security or nutrition would be useful. Excellent writing skills in English.

  • Experience of writing about complex technical matters in simple and clear language, driven by the need for comprehension.

  • Ability to work in a team and to establish or engage with communications networks.

  • Excellent organizational skills, rigorous attention to detail and an ability to work autonomously.

  • An ability to work in a stressful environment and to meet strict deadlines.

  • A good knowledge of the most common software used in the design of communication materials.

  • A good knowledge of software to prepare presentations. Examples of documents written should be provided with the application.


    The Communications Officer is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing the project communication and visibility plan and for branding, editing and promoting the work of the NIPN.

  • Working closely with the Project Director, Project Coordinator and Senior Policy Advisor and other team members, to design communication materials to translate NIPN findings into key messages for policy makers in different formats such as technical summaries and policy briefs and produces other communications materials such as reports, guidelines, videos, newsletters and press releases designed to meet the needs of different audiences politicians, technical experts, policy advisors, district officials, and the general public.

  • Disseminate these communication materials through the
    best channels to reach their targets in the most appropriate format.

  • Liaise with service providers such as editors, graphic designers, printers, , to produce communication tools and project documents.

  • Work with the web managers of the OPM and UBOS to keep the NIPN web pages up-to-date.

  • Manage communications about events organized by the NIPN teams to ensure that they are given a high profile in the country, when necessary.

  • Prepare briefings for the press about the findings of the NIPN analysis.

    Duty Station: Kampala

    Type and Duration of contract: Fixed term for a period of 2 Years

    Probationary Period: 6

    Months Salary: Competitive

    Submission of Applications:

    Application to be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer, passport photo, contacts both Mobile and Email, and should be addressed to

    The Permanent Secretary
    Office of the Prime Minister
    New Government Block
    Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road
    P.O. Box 341, Kampala.

    Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to the disqualification of a candidate.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 4th October 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

    The application forms should be delivered to the Human Resource Management Department Office 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime Minister.

    For more information and job application details, see; Office of the Prime Minister Communications Officer - Jobs in Uganda

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