COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Job Ref No CM002 | Published on Oct 14, 2016 12:00 AM

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Job Category:

 COMMUNICATIONS

Duty Station:

 Kampala, UG

Employment Type:

 Full-time

Salary Scale:

 Not Specified

Deadline:

 Nov 15, 2016 11:00 PM

Number of Positions:

 1

Age Limit:

 Not Specified

Description

JOB PURPOSE:  The role is to provide support to the technical team and aBi as a whole by ensuring the relevant analysis, content development and stakeholder/ media houses management results in positioning of aBi as a critical facilitator and expert in the sector, and increases the awareness about its purpose / achievements. 

REPORTS TO:  Communications Manager

SUPERVISES:  None

Key Duties & Responsibilities

1.  Plan, organise and coordinate aBi’s Communication & advocacy events and campaigns supporting the implementation of the Advocacy, Influencing & Communication plan.

  • Regularly review the operations and communication plan to fully appreciate the events/ external conferences/ etc  and the associated needs
  • Develop the implementation plan for all signed off events ensuring that all logistics, marketing, etc is managed in a  timely manner.
  • Working with the Administration Officer to ensure that all procurements required for communication events are planned and  available when required.
  • Ensure that invitations, public awareness, adverts are made in a timely manner to the correct audience.
  • In liaison with marketing suppliers ensure that branding material meets the standards and specifications of aBi.
  • Support information exchange visits that show stakeholders possibilities for effective agri-business practices (focused on aBi’s value chains).
  • Regularly review the operations and communication plan to fully appreciate the events/ external conferences/ etc  and the associated needs

2. Updating of  aBi’s Website, working with the technical team to ensure accurate information is uploaded and queries/ comments are provided with the appropriate response.

  • Participate in the generation of website content (both text and pictures) alongside the aBi technical teams so as to capture / appreciate data/ information required to update the website.
  • Support aBi  communication culture by consistently following up on content approvals by management  prior to dissemination for all media platforms.
  • Participate in the innovation  and review of  website enhancement strategies and ensure that all ideas for improvement are implemented ( working with 3rd party if required)
  • Monitor the website and social media for  consistency in the content matter and graphic design.
  • Scan for website functionality issues and make recommendations for improvements, particularly related to the automated grants management system.
  • Analysing feedback and other collected data from communication activities.

3. Provide administrative support to the organisation by coordinating the collection of reports, publications, case studies and presentations; distribution of communication and administrative management of Communications data/ information.

  • Participate in the implementation of the communications plan by monitoring the schedule of activities and supporting team members through reminders and follow up.
  • Assist Communications Manager in the development of scheduled  reports for presentation etc.
  • Work with the internal technical team develop and maintain a  databases for media contacts and other influencing stakeholders.
  • Distribute press releases and following-up with the media houses when announcing updates/ achievements.

 

Requirements

 Educational Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mass Communication
  • Member of Public Relations Association Uganda

Others/Extra Details

Job related experience and knowledge:

  • At least  5 years working in a media environment
  • Experience  in Marketing (particularly brand management and awareness)
  • Good understanding of information technology and the role of social media in modern marketing
  • Proven experience of developing good public relationships and working with media houses
  • Demonstrated skills in logistics management and coordination
  • Highly developed writing and creativity skills, capable of developing content for promotional materials in a compelling and effective way
  • Demonstrated ability to manage events – experience in publicity campaigns
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