BACKGROUND: The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Uganda’s apex body for the private sector is collaborating with the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) to co-implement Young Africa Works in Uganda – Enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Program. The Intervention’s ultimate goal is to create dignified and fulfilling work for young women and men and contribute to the effort to lifting Ugandans out of poverty. The intervention focuses on creating, maintaining and sustaining growth in job markets
through strengthening the capacity of actors to efficiently produce and sell their goods and services in expanded markets, developing new diversified financing mechanisms as well as growing the capacity of business leaders and their support service providers to manage and expand their enterprises.

This transformative intervention will also transition Micro Enterprises to Small Enterprises. PSFU wishes to recruit capable, experienced and passionate Ugandan for the position of Communication and Public Relations Officer (CPRO).

INTRODUCTION: Under the overall responsibility and technical supervision the Project Director, the Communications and Public Relations Officer (CPRO) will be responsible for the effective communication of project activities, and promote positive publicity for its results, achievements and outcomes. He/she will be a member of the project management team reporting to the Project Director.


General: The CPRO has the responsibility to ensure the positive projection of the image of the project at all times and for the effective communication to the general public and to stakeholders of the programmes, activities and outputs and benefits/outcomes of the project’s interventions and activities.

The specific duties of the CPRO will include: to

1. Ensure wide publicity of the project in all areas of significance in line with budgets and annual work-plans approved by the Steering Committee, PSFU and MCF;

2. Manage the communication channels including media and any stakeholders in relation to the project brand and image of the principal support and sponsor;

3. Help in development and subsequent management of the website of the Project with events (upcoming and completed), activities and major related partnerships, etc.;

4. Develop and update the Project Communication Strategy with a communications plan for the project that includes all activities that are to be covered in the project;

5. Ensure development, operationalisation and maintenance of an on-line website and portal for the Project, with frequent regular updates on key elements like events, partnerships etc.;

6. Manage the social media platforms for the project and make responses accordingly;

7. Coordinate communication on the project with counterparts in the partner implementing organisations including with regard to capacity building to have project information well disseminated for advocacy to different stakeholders;

8. Provide input into the project and PSFU advocacy programmes and in this respect work closely with the Investment Specialist/Business Environment;

9. Take charge of the periodic publication of reports, audio and visual outputs of the project; and

10. Undertake any other functions related to the successful implementation of the project as may be instructed by the Project Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: The CPRO will be recruited competitively and must have the following qualifications:

1. A degree in Mass Communication or related degree; with a postgraduate qualification in ICT an added advantage;

2. At least 5 years’ of relevant experience in management and dissemination of communication or advocacy. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems and social media communication in an institution;

3. Experience in project and web-based information management;

4. Overall knowledge of the economic and market environment in which the private sector is operating, including the wider East and Central African region;

5. A good understanding of private sector development issues and appreciation of the role the private sector can play in economic development;

6. An appreciation/understanding of the extent and effects of youth unemployment; and of the social (especially gender and youth) dimensions of development;

7. Good interpersonal and communication skills;

8. Knowledge of ICT applications to information management and dissemination;

9. Ability to communicate with stakeholders;

10. Skills to communicate through social media;

11. Excellent oral and writing in English.

Desirable Attributes:

1. A passion for youth – men and women;

2. A commitment to the protection of youth and children.

How to apply

Send your applications online to not later than 25th February, 2021

Executive Director
Private Sector Foundation Uganda
Plot 43 Nakasero Hill Road
P. O. Box 7683, Kampala

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Only short listed applicants will be notified, female candidates are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will automatically disqualify any candidate