Public Relations Officer [Job Vacancy in Uganda]

Permanent NFT Consult posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Title: Public Relations Officer  

About our client:

Our Client in the Oil and Gas sector seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidate to fill the job vacancy above (PR officer).

Job Responsibilities:

  • To execute public relations strategies of the company in Block-I to ensure the good image of the affiliate and the Group.
  • To organise and supervise the official visits in the operated areas.
  • To contribute to establishment and maintenance of a media network in the districts of the operated areas under the supervision of the external communication coordinator.
  • To contribute to establishment and maintenance of a network of local stakeholders in relation with the community liaison officers.
  • To liaise with and answer enquiries from stakeholders such as media, community members and leaders under the supervision of the Corporate Affairs Manager.
  • To implement an integrated strategic communication plan to advance the companies relationship with key stakeholders in the Albertine-Graben region.
  • To organize and coordinating field visits at Total exploration area.
  • To liaise with cross functional teams.
  • To promote and increase the visibility of company activities, policies and initiatives in the region.
  • To foster community relations through events such as, meetings, open days and through involvement in community initiatives, in relation with the community liaison officers, tourism liaison officers.
  • To develop and maintain a database of media contacts and manage media engagements in the regions.
  • To Develop and design key messages to effectively impact the targeted stakeholders (interpretation, illustrations, choice of medium, leaflets and videos and others).
  • To distribute press releases to targeted audiences. Assigned other duties that may arise.

Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree in mass communication/PR
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a public relations officer
  • Knowledge and ability to write and communicate in English (a must), Alur and/or Luo (an added advantage)
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written with all levels of staff and management.
  • Ability to live in and adapt to a remote environment.
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling and planning skills
  • Self-confident and sociable — ability to network effectively.
  • Proven experience in dealing with and writing for the media including an interest in current news coverage.
  • Proven experience in researching, writing and managing the production of publications;
  • Well-developed computer skills, including proven ability to maintain/update websites, and a demonstrated understanding of the internet, social media, multi-media tools and desktop publishing.
  • An understanding of the activities in the oil and gas sector, Government and civil society
  • Ability to prioritize and think creatively
  • Possess good problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency required, including Excel, Word, Photoshop and PowerPoint.

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