Job at Ministry of Youth : Public Relation & Communication Officer (Deadline: 18 January 2018)

Job at  Ministry of Youth : 	Public Relation & Communication Officer (Deadline: 18 January 2018)

Job at  Ministry of Youth : Public Relation & Communication Officer (Deadline: 18 January 2018)

Job Description

The Public Relations and Communication is responsible of:

1. Provide media and communications advice to Minister and policy advisors in the Ministry;
2. Foster good relations with various public and private media in the benefit of the Ministry
3. Prepare communication programmes to keep the public informed of the achievements and realisations of the Ministry;
4. Publish and disseminate messages, speeches and Interviews of the Ministry;
5. Conduct regular critical analysis of national and international press and provide resume for the Minister;
6. Inform the public about the functioning of the Ministry;
7. Ensure liaison between Ministry and the outside environment;
8. Prepare and correct the Minister’s speeches, messages and statements to the press;
9. Cover audiences and press conferences of the Minister or the Permanent Secretary;
10. Ensure media coverage of meetings and national and international conferences associated to the Ministry’s activities;
11. Develop media handling plans for all upcoming events and announcements in the Ministry including arranging press conferences and drafting press releases and speaking notes;
12. Attend national and international audiences and media events of the Minister, and/or the Permanent Secretary and take any necessary follow
– up action;
13. Regularly gather information, populate and manage the Ministry communications planner and feed information to the Office of the President Communications Office on a weekly basis;
14. Attend weekly communications planning meetings chaired by the Director of Communications in the Office of the President;
15. Daily media monitoring and preparation of media reports for the Minister and senior officials;
16. Draft content for the Ministry website and upload content;
17. Act as a first point of contact for media inquiries by phone and e
– mail;
18. Maintain a communications contact database;
19. Develop the Ministry’s annual media plan;
20. Support wider cross
– government communications work as required;
21. Maintain good relations with both public and private media;
22. Performing any other duties as may be


Job Profile

A0 in Communication, International Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Linguistics and Literature.


Key technical skills and knowledge required:

• Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills;
• Report writing and presentation skills;
• Computer skills;
• Creativity and initiative;
• Good organisational and time
– management skills;
• Team working skills;
• Effective public relations and public speaking skills;
• Interviewing skills;
• Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an advantage.



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