Communications Manager job at Integrated Transport Solutions Limited

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Vacancy title:
Communications Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Media, Communications & Writing ]

Jobs at:

Integrated Transport Solutions Limited

Deadline of this Job:
28 March 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Role balance guide
People: 70%
Operations: 25%
Technical: 5%

Role Purpose
You will lead the communications function and implement the company’s communications strategy. The communication manager will act a focal communication and spokesperson for the company for internal and external audiences, including handling media inquiries to ensure accurate information is disseminated to internal and external audiences in a timely manner.
Reports To
Managing Director
1. Communications Officer Key External Relationships
Media organisations and officials, creative agencies, PR industry bodies and regulators among other stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborate with other teams to identify the public voice of the brand
• Create style guides and brand voice outlines for all public relations, marketing, advertising and other vital departments
• Consult with executive management to develop effective communication procedures and policies for various situations or crises
• Draft press releases and speeches following organizational news
• Write letters, interdepartmental memos and other business correspondence
• Communicate with media outlets and journalists and create press kits
• Develop materials to educate staff on communication practices
• Coach and assist team members on improving communication skill
• Perform communications research and monitor the progress of various communications strategies
• To act as a focal communications person and spokesperson for the company for internal and external audiences, including handling media inquiries;
• To ensure accurate information is disseminated to internal and external audiences in a timely manner in order to drive the overall company objectives;
• To manage PR and advertising relations with media houses and social media platforms;
• To supervise department staff and ensure a high degree of service and satisfaction, including regular monitoring to address challenges and crises as they emerge.

Team Contribution
1) Constructively contribute and collaborate with all colleagues;
2) Delivery high quality outputs;
3) Demonstrate compliance with all legislation, media regulations and industry best-practices, and UDLS Project policies and procedures

Values and Behaviour
1) Promote and role model appropriate behaviour to support Uganda Driving License System culture, performance and brand
2) Actively demonstrate the company values:
• Integrity: We stand up for what is right
• Collaboration: We are stronger together
• Empowerment: We make a difference
• Action: We focus on results
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
1) Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures of Uganda Driving License System and take all reasonable care that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in the project.
Expected to maintain confidentiality of all information you come into contact with
This job description defines the broad responsibilities of this position. Please refer to project work plans for more specific details of performance goal, objectives, targets and indicators.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Experience

• Advanced degree in journalism, media and/or public relations;
• Five or more years of hands-on public relations experience,
• Hands-on public relations experience, including knowledge of social and digital media platforms.
• Experience in media buying and executing communication strategies.

Key Competencies
• Strong language skills, vast networks in local media industry; ability to communicate clearly and articulately on different platforms. Other
• A mature team player able to work well under pressure and under minimum supervision while paying attention to detail.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send applications to [email protected] quoting the job title in the subject line.
Applications should include CV, motivation letter, daytime telephone number and contact details of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ITSL is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from 28th March 2022 until positions are filled.