U.S Embassy in Uganda Press and Media Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

U.S Embassy in Uganda Press and Media Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


The Press and Media Coordinator monitors Ugandan press and media coverage of issues of importance to the United States. Identifies and advises Mission leadership on strategies for promoting accurate and balanced Ugandan press and media coverage of U.S. foreign policy and American interests, correcting misinformation and countering disinformation. Builds productive relationships with press and media professionals in person and online.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • A university degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or local equivalent is required.


  • Four years of experience in a media outlet, international organization, government, or the private sector, with experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or public affairs is required.

    Evaluations: (This may be tested)


  • Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.

  • Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing for one of the top five local languages, Luganda, Luo, Lugbara, Runyakitara, Ateso is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    Analytic Skills:

  • The ability to identify, analyze, predict, and continually assess the attitudes of press and media outlets and information consumers across a wide range of thematic policy areas is required.

  • Must be able to perceive significant changes in the Ugandan influence landscape and to adjust press and media operations and products to maximize balanced coverage for priority audiences.

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Must be able to identify influential voices in both traditional and digital information outlets and engage them to positive effect.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to speak publicly; write reports, press releases, and other products; engage in online forums; and contribute to publications in English and one of the top five local languages.

  • Must be
    able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations.

  • Must be able to brief U.S. officers and visitors on a variety of issues and interpret between English and one of the top five local languages for public programs.

    Management Skills:

  • Strong event and management skills are required.

  • Must be able to organize and run events such as press conferences, interviews, workshops, and journalism training seminars, often on short notice or in emergencies.

    Technical Skills:

  • Good keyboarding and data entry skills are required; excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and databases, is required.

  • Detailed knowledge of and the ability to use digital platforms, tools, and products are required.

  • Must have good numerical skills to develop budget projections and statistics for press and media analytics.

  • Must have basic familiarity with TV and radio production skills to oversee logistics for press and television coverage.

  • The ability to use social media and mobile platforms, photo editing software, photo and video sharing sites, and podcast creation tools is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S Embassy in Uganda Press and Media Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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