Manager Public Relations (Re-Advertised)

Vacancy: One (1)

Reports to: Secretary to the Authority

Direct reports: Public Relations Officer

Salary scale: NDA D

Directorate: Office of the Secretary to the Authority

Department/Unit: Public Relations

Location: Head Office


Job Purpose

To continuously enhance and protect NDA with an unwavering focus on building and maintaining NDA’s reputation and image.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Public Relations Unit by formulating short and long term Public relations and Communication strategies and supervise implementation of such plans.
  • Increase public awareness of NDA’s vision and strategies, value propositions and develop NDA’s corporate image and identity.
  • Identify main client groups and audiences and determine the best way to reach them.
  • Monitor, track and advise on all NDA / medicines regulatory news related articles and releases.
  • Grow and manage NDA’s social media content.
  • Monitor stakeholder dialogue and feedback, synthesize and make recommendations for action
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key media outlets.
  • Coordinate Management of crisis communications related to NDA’s regulatory mandate.
  • Develop, review and implement communication and public relations policy, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Prepare periodic reports outlining the performance of the unit.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Masters in either Public Relations, Mass Communication, MBA, Public Health, Marketing.

Minimum experience

A minimum of eight (8) years working experience, five (5) of which should have been as Public Relations / Communications Manager in a reputable organization.

Additional requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible and able to respond effectively to unforeseen workplace circumstances.
  • High maturity of character with high levels of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge and experience using Computer applications. High moral integrity

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be your current or most recent employer not later than 5.00p.m on 4th March 2021 either electronically to the e-mail address- or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, First Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA.

Your application should be addressed to:

The Secretary to the Authority, National Drug Authority.

Plot 19, Lumumba Avenue

P.O.Box 23096

Kampala, Uganda.

National Drug Authority is an equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that only shortlisted and successful candidate will be contacted.