Fresher Communications Officer NGO Jobs – Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

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Organisation: Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Quality and Advocacy Advisor

About US:

The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) was founded in 1957 as a registered faith based Non-Governmental Organization under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP 165) as Registered Trustees of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau. UPMB brings together Protestant Churches in Uganda involved in Provision of Health Services. It serves as a link between Government and / or Development Partners and UPMB-Member Institutions and provides support to its members through capacity strengthening, coordination, lobbying and Advocacy, public relations and translation of government policies.

Job Summary:   The Communications Officer will mainly design, implement, coordinate and monitor the execution of UPMB’s communication and advocacy campaigns. The job holder shall manage and increase Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)’s social media presence and build online and other communication platforms to create awareness, increase visibility and show case the impact of UPMB’s work to current and potential partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and roll out UPMB’s Communications Strategy and monitor its implementation in line with the UPMB’s strategic plan.
  • Work with Management to plan, develop, roll out and monitor communications, campaigns, documentation, brand profiling to increase public awareness, visibility advocacy, and influence attitudes and behaviors on UPMB Brands.
  • Edit grant proposals and all UPMB publications to ensure quality
  • Brand UPMB buildings, vehicles, and other assets to meet corporate branding standards
  • Manage media activities for UPMB. Implement a communication and media plan to advance UPMB including media field trips.
  • Oversee the production of general advocacy and communications products, such as booklets, newsletters flyers, audio-visual materials, speeches any other.
  • Develop and maintain UPMB Resource Centre
  • Provide communication and media support to prioritized special events, workshops, meetings and conferences.
  • Raise awareness through media of the value and impact of major projects implemented by UPMB.
  • Develop and implement new communications tools;-blogs, Facebook, twitter and website
  • Provide necessary writing/editing support of project technical reports.
  • Advise the organization on appropriate responses using digital platforms
  • Provide support and training to UPMB communication

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and accurate communication and advocacy reports
  • Updates on developed strategies for improved visibility
  • Reports of Improved visibility and branding of UPMB

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Mass Communication, Commerce (Marketing) .
  • Experience in website development and management, Marketing, Public
  • Relations, Media campaigns, and/or Non-profit Communications.
  • Proficiency in use of social networking and new media tools.
  • Computer graphics and creative designing are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience, working in communications and advocacy, media, at a national and/or international level preferably in the NGO sector
  • Competence in use of digital and social media tools
  • Mature person with excellent written and oral communications in English is essential.

Competencies

  • Able to produce results in line with objectives
  • Business acumen, Analytical
  • Public relations and advocacy, Communication, Decision making, Negotiation skills
  • MS Office, especially MS Publisher proficiency

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified applicants should e-mail, post or hand-deliver an application letter with a detailed CV naming at least two referees, to:

Executive Director,

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

Plot 877 Balintuma Road Mengo

P.O. Box 4127, Kampala-Uganda

E-mail: upmbadmin@upmb.co.ug

Deadline: 16th July 2019


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