Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Communication and Outreach Officer Jobs

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Communication and Outreach Officer Jobs

Job Purpose

  • Create and maintain the project presence through strategic communication utilizing different media such as blog, web forums,
    partner networking and outreach including industry exhibitions in order to brand and promote the project in line with the project strategic


    Key duties and responsibilities

    Events Management

  • Organize public engagements including relevant logistics, photo exhibits, workshops,
    industry activities to demonstrate benefits and contributions of the project to the
    stakeholder community.

    Communications information systems and database

  • Create the project’s communications information system and monitor its implementation in line with the ICT policy and the project strategy.

  • Design a framework for extracting the project relevant information through monitoring
    website and social media metrics such as Google Analytics in line with the project strategy.

  • Devise, monitor and review media (electronic & print media) strategies to enhance the project brand in line with appropriate acts and project strategy.

  • Design and implement a framework for creating and monitoring outreach materials in line with the approved media (electronic & print media) strategies to enhance the project
    brand Writing

  • Write, review and arrange press releases, speeches, background briefings, articles for
    news & blog publications in line with the approved media (electronic & print media)
    strategies to enhance the project brand.

  • Conduct documentary reviews from electronic and print media on donor funded programs, policies and on issues affecting the project and prepare reports and brochures to publicize project achievements in line with project strategy.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required.

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International
    Development, or a related field is added advantage.

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of public relations & outreach and corporate communications, demonstrating increasing responsibilities and
    knowledge, preferable in international development or a related field.

    Experience & competences

    • Experience with public and/or private donors including a strong demonstrated knowledge of communications and social media strategies for donor-funded projects preferred.

    • Knowledge of MS Office software, web design, HTML and other media software packages (i.e. Photoshop, video editing software) is required.

    • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogs (for organizational outreach) is required.

    • The successful candidate must be capable of crafting information messages in various
    media formats (press releases, websites, video, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences.
    A working knowledge of media relations, publishing and events planning fields.

    • Proven ability to perform data collection and analyze trends and outcomes.

    • Experience with public event management.

    • Competence in photography and videography.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present complex
    material in a simple, understandable manner.

    • Ability to work effectively as a team player in a dynamic environment.

    How to Apply

  • lf you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the relevant competencies, current position. names and addresses of three referees via email to not later than 5.00 pm. 23rd October 2020.

  • Please quote the position of interest in the subject line.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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