Public Relations Manager Job Placement – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)


Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  RHSP Head Office Kalisizo, Uganda
Reports to:  Director Finance and Administration.
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely; Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Public Relations Manager will manage the public relations, corporate communication and social responsibility activities of the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop annual public relations work plan and coordinate implementation in line with the approved budget.
  • Organize press briefs, conferences, news releases to provide information to the general public and the bank’s key stakeholders.
  • Undertake media relations management whilst ensuring accurate information sharing between providing timely responses to requests.
  • Plan monitor and coordinate implementation of the social responsibility framework.
  • Champion strategies to strengthen engagement between the Organization and its key stakeholders including donors, implementing agencies, clients and the communities where we work.
  • Create publicity to promote the Organization’s corporate image by proactively putting in place strategies, platforms and events that ensure broad positive visibility.
  • Plan and Coordinate organization public events i.e. Conferences, stakeholder meetings, Exhibitions, Focus group discussions, networking events.
  • Edit and publish periodic organization and staff news bulletins
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor in respect to the role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Public Relations Manager job opportunity should hold a  Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related Degree from a recognized institution. Post graduate qualifications added advantage
  • At least four years’ experience in public relations management at a supervisory level including not limited to media production, events management as well as Editorial experience in writing articles and press releases
  • Good understanding of current trends for a competitive marketing mix
  • Ability to apply advanced research tools and techniques
  • Excellent Report writing, customer service and people management skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • First experience in public relations and event management·
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity
  • Proven editorial experience especially in press releases and writing articles.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda
Deliver to: Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala, Uganda
Send via E-mail to: jobs@rhsp.org
NB: Please indicate on the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position & district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017


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