Job Title: Principal Public Relations Officer

Reports to: General Manager/CEO

Job Grade: NMS Grade 3

Duty Station: Entebbe

Responsible for: Public Relations Officer, Public Relations Officer-Stakeholder Management, Public Relations Officer-New Media.

Job Purpose: To provide leadership in Public and Media relations for Medical Stores.


1. Serves as the central source of all information about the Corporation as the official channel of information between the Corporation and customers, media, donors, government, the general public and all other stakeholders.

2. Arranges and coordinates the General Manager’s official programmes, briefs with the press in line with the General Manager’s work schedules and

3. Plans, budgets and coordinates all public relations promotional programmes in conjunction with the Corporate Plan.

4. Coordinates all public relations procurements for goods and services in line with the Corporation Plan.

5. Conduct surveys, collects and analyses information to assess public opinion with regard to service delivery.

6. Supervises and coordinates processing press releases and public notices in the print and electronic media in line with the set Corporation Plans.

7. Advises management on media/public relations functions in accordance with Corporation’s specific needs.

8. To identify any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of your duties and formally report to your immediate supervisor.

9. Carryout any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


i. A Master’s Degree.

ii. A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Mass Communication or Journalism, or Public Relations from a University recognized by the National Council for Higher Education.

iii. Must have a minimum of 7 years’ hands-on experience in a public relations role, two (02) of which should have been at Senior Management level and two (2) in a health/medical service organization

iv. Must be a member of the Public Relations Association of Uganda or the Uganda Journalists Association.

Desired competencies

i. Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills with a good command of English Language.

ii. Excellent knowledge of Uganda’s Health Sector

iii. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, use of New Media for mass communication purposes

iv. Ability to work independently and with strong organizational and planning skills.


Interested applicants should submit an online application. Please scan your academic qualifications: Degree/Diploma qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, Uganda Certificate of Education and other relevant academic documents and National Identity Card (both faces) and submit them online: http://careers.nms.go.ug

The deadline to receive the Online applications is Monday, 8th February, 2021 not later than 5: 00pm.

The application letter should be addressed as below and should be scanned and sent online:

The Chief Human Resource and Administration Officer
National Medical Stores
P.O Box 16, Entebbe
Plot 4-16 Nsamizi Road,

Note: i. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us,
one month from the date of closure of receipt of applications, consider your
application unsuccessful.

ii. Candidates should attach all relevant academic documents as One PDF File

Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

National Medical Stores is an equal opportunity employer.