Communication and Knowledge Management Officer job at Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Communication and Knowledge Management Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Details:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP).
The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government(MoLG) other agencies, the private sector and farmer Organizations. The Project will be implemented in six area-based hubs: West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Karamoja, East and Mid-Western Uganda.
The project goal of the NOSP is: 'inclusive rural transformation through sustainable development of the oilseeds sector, while the Programme Development Objective is to 'to accelerate commercialization in key oilseeds value chains and thereby improve the livelihoods and resilience of the smallholders engaged in oilseed production and marketing
According to the Financing Agreement with IFAD, MAAIF is expected to set up a Project Coordination Unit (PCU) for the day-to-day management and implementation of the NOSP.
Applications are therefore, invited from suitably qualified and experienced Ugandans to apply for the following positions existing in the National Oil Seeds Project Coordination Unit

Post : Communication and Knowledge Management Officer
Reports to: M&E and Learning Specialist
Duty Station: Lira
Contract Duration: Two-year contract, with six months probation period, renewable based on satisfactory performance against agreed targets and deliverables

Job purpose:
Working closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Communications and Knowledge Management Officer will lead the development, implementation evaluation and continued improvement of communication and knowledge management initiatives during the implementation of the Project

Main duties and responsibilities:
The Communication and Knowledge Management Officer's duties and responsibilities will include the following:
• Conduct the research, including stakeholder analysis and needs assessment, and use the survey results to develop and implement creative communication strategy for NOSP.
• Prepare the Knowledge Management Strategy for NOSP
• Continuously review and improve the Project communication strategies and materials to ensure effectiveness.
• Develop and manage an annual production cycle of communication materials including campaigns and information materials to support awareness raising, sensitization and key messages (stories, videos, photos etc.) about the Project and articulate them in ways appropriate to the key stakeholders' target audiences.
• Provide functional direction to special events in particular with reference to activities in the oilseeds sector, such as product launch, the commissioning of works with special emphasis on effective use of the media.
• Prepare user-friendly information sheets that detail key facts and figures about oil seeds development.
• Liaise with MAAIF communication unit staff and advise PCU staff on media engagement.
• Synthesize reports and write thematic case studies, lessons learned and stories about successes emerging from NOSP implementation; package them and ensure that they are shared within the country, with Government and other development partners in and outside Uganda.
• Support the oil seeds policy development process, develop and package targeted policy products as required, and ensure that key stakeholders at different levels are fully informed as to the issues in question.
• Ensure that systematic learning and knowledge management are fully embedded in Project management and implementation.
• Design and implement training activities for Project staff, government partners and other project stakeholders, as required, on KM and communication approaches, methods and tools.
• Develop and implement mechanisms to encourage individuals, organizations and functional networks to share their experiences for mutual learning.
• Carry out other duties related to the Project's activities, as may be assigned by the M&E and Learning Specialist.

Minimum academic Qualifications
• Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, Journalism or a related discipline
• A minimum of a post graduate Diploma in any of the above fields from a recognised University Institution is of added advantage.

Working experience:
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in communications in the rural development sector.
• Proven experience in designing and implementing successful communication for sustainable development;
• Experience in the sphere of rural development project management and implementation, in particular a good basic knowledge of project M&E systems, will be a distinct advantage;
• Experience in, or solid understanding of, use of modern information and communication technology: print, broadcast media/interactive digital media in agriculture and rural development
• Experience in building relationships with journalists, handling enquiries, pitching features and conducting interviews;


Application procedure

All candidates should send their written applications with copies of identification documents, academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), indicating contact details of (03) referees addressed to
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe,

Uganda or hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No. 14 Lugard Road, Entebbe
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Submission deadline: Friday 4th November 2022

Date Posted: 2022-10-25




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