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Posted September 17, 2021 at 19:19 by Tohoza INFO

Public Relations and Communication Officer at UMWALIMU SACCO Kigali,Rwanda – CLOSE:01/10/2021

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UMWALIMU SACCO is looking for inspired innovators, dynamic self-driven, and highly creative personalities to collaborate with UMWALIMU SACCO in taking it to the next level of success. If you feel you have what it takes, we would like to hear from you.

Please pick one or more positions that speak to you on the list below and send us your applications via email at recruitment@umwalimusacco.rw  no later than 1st October  2021. Put the job title you are applying for eg. “Public relations officer” as the subject of the email.

Interested candidates should submit soft copies of the motivation letter, CV, and copy of required notarized degrees or certificates,s, and any other important documents to prove their knowledge and experience. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the exam and interview.

JOB TITLE

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Key Result Areas

 

1. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER                       

 

Reports to: Public Relations, Branding and Communication Manager        

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Department: Business Growth and Development

           

 

Age Limit: 40

Education & experience

Bachelor degree in marketing, public relations, journalism or communications and other media studies,

Minimum of 1-year progressive experience in managing media relations (online, broadcast, and print) or in the same position in a Financial institution or any other busy marketing function.

 Skills & knowledge

  •  Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Presentation skills;
  • Creativity, imagination, and initiative;
  • Sound rational judgments
  •  Exhibit strong problem solving and research skills;
  • Awareness of different media agendas;
  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs.
  • Background in researching, writing, and editing publications
  • Ability to priorities and plan effectively.

Key responsibilities

  • To assist in developing an appropriate External Communications strategy that addresses Organization’s positioning.
  • Under the guidance of the Brand and Communication Manager, and working closely with other Departments, manage the implementation of the agreed External Communication plans and activities.
  • Establish effective systems, procedures, and standards of performance.
  • To guide, lead and manage the communications champions & other Umwalimu staff in such a manner that promotes motivation, efficiency, and a high degree of discipline in all activities.
  • Establish and maintain a press office for the organization which will provide a database of media information to be used in the promotion of the organization’s aims and objectives
  •  Assist in the production of publications to promote the image of the organization.
  • Respond to enquiries from the media to ensure that a positive image of the organization is promoted.
  • Assist in drafting press releases to promote the aims and objectives of the organization.
  • Working on websites and social media and assist in maintaining it to ensure that it remains up to date, informative, and interesting.
  •   Writing or producing presentations and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles, leaflets, journals and brochures, and annual reports for both external and internal distribution.
  •   Assist in organizing events to promote the image, aims, and objectives of the organization.
  •  Devising and coordinating photo opportunities
  • Maintain a network of contacts internally and externally to ensure that positive information about the organization is obtained and promulgated.
  • Provide advice and support on public relations issues to managers and staff to ensure that a positive image of the organization is promoted..
  • Communication and PR that results in Brand positioning in line with institution’s strategy
  • Increased levels of publicity and visibility
  • Visibility in the communities where UMWALIMU SACCO does business
  • Introduction of effective internal communication

NB: These vacant posts are opened to external as well as internal candidates.

Done at Kigali, 17/09/2021

 

RUTAGANDA Bosco

UWAMBAJE Laurence    

 Director of HR & Administration 

Director General

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