Communications Officer Employment Opportunity at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Job Title: Communications Officer

Organisation: Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Duty Station: KCCA, City Hall (with frequent field visits)

Reports to: CWIS Programme Manager

Reference Number: Ref: DPHE/06/2019

Contract Period: One Year (Subject to Renewal once based on bi-annual work appraisal)


Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has secured funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) grant for the Sanitation Inclusive Program (Phase 3). The funding is intended to upscale faecal sludge management services in Kampala through catalytic investments. In this phase, there will be need to scale up the demand and supply for improved sanitation services. This is to be achieved through a number of interventions including the construction of model public toilets and the implementation of the sanitation marketing Strategies.

Minimum Qualification and Working Experience required:

Academic Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in either Mass Communication (Public Relations option), Journalism or any other related course from a recognized University or Institution of higher learning.
  2. Specialized training in Public Relations or Journalism is an added advantage


A minimum of two (2) consecutive years working experience in Communication and Media/Public Relations in Government or from a reputable organization.

Competencies (Technical and Behavioral)

  1. A minimum of two (2) consecutive years working experience in Communication and Media/Public Relations in Government or from a reputable organization.
  2. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing public relation programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to market corporate brands
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of the media industry
  5. Excellent communication skills (Oral and written)
  6. Knowledge of 2 other commonly used languages in the City.

Key Result Areas:

  1. Coordinating Media activities and dissemination of information to the public through print and electronic media.
  2. Execute the program’s communication campaigns, i.e. Above-The-Line (mass media) communication, and Social Media Communication campaigns.
  3. Facilitating the flow of information to all relevant stakeholders in line with the Authority guidelines.
  4. Identifying and establishing relevant and beneficial media partnerships with different stakeholders for the Programme.
  5. Coordinating press conferences and facilitate the distribution of information and materials to the press.
  6. Develop articles, success stories and lessons learnt during implementation of the program activities, and ensure that regular publications (case studies, project updates, newsletters, e.t.c) are printed, and updated in a timely and consistent manner.
  7. Providing professional communication and public relations advice on best practice in the implementation of Programme campaigns in the media in line with KCCA guidelines.

Interested candidates should ONLY FILL AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM that can be accessed HERE to the address below not later than 16th August 2019 at 5.00 p.m. to: 

Directorate of Administration and Human Resources Management
Plot 1-3 Apollo Kaggwa Road P.O Box 7010 Kampala – Uganda. City Hall building

  1. Indicate the Reference Number on your APPLICATION FORM
  3. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted



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