Job at Ministry of ICT : PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Deadline: 30 December 2017)

Job at Ministry of ICT : PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Deadline: 30 December 2017)

Job at Ministry of ICT : PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Deadline: 30 December 2017)

Job Description

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 realizations 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 Minister on a weekly basis; 14. Attend weekly communications planning meetings chaired by the Minister; 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; Maintain a communications contact database;
18. Develop the Ministry’s annual media plan; 19. Support wider cross
– government communications work as required; 20. Maintain good relations with both public and private media; 21. Performing any other duties as may be ascribed to him/her by Ministry’s authorities.

Job Profile

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

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

– Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing

– Excellent interpersonal skills

– Report writting and presentation skills

– Computer skills

– Creativity and initiative

– Good organisational and time
– management skills

– Teamworking 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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