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Director, Public Relations And Communication (Mcg/Ie 5)

Director, Public Relations And Communication (Mcg/Ie 5)
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Director, Public Relations And Communication (Mcg/Ie 5)

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WebsiteMinistry of Transport and Mining
Providing service on land, in the water, in the air.... everywhere
The Ministry of Transport and Mining invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to be assigned to/ fill the following post:
Director, Public Relations and Communication (MCG/IE 5)– (Vacant)

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, the incumbent will be required to serve as an advisor to the Permanent Secretary on public and governmental affairs and recommends courses of action on matters that often involve complex and sensitive issues that may have national and international impacts. The incumbent will also have the responsible to manage, design, plan, execute and evaluate complex media programmes not only to make the various groups of clients aware of the Ministry’s activities, programmes, services requirement and responsibilities, but also to foster involvement and inclusiveness in order to achieve the Ministry’s Vision, Mission and goals.

Key Responsibilities
Formulates and implements the Ministry’s Communication Strategy and Customer Service Programme, utilizing the mass media and public fora to foster greater understanding and public awareness of the Ministry’s objectives and policies;
Monitors the Ministry’s programmes and policies;
Develops Communication initiatives for radio, television and print media in consultation with Government Information Agencies;
Prepares and disseminates information to the media, public and private organizations and the general public;
Develops the Ministry’s periodicals and other publications;
Advises the Permanent Secretary on Communication strategies to sensitize staff about policy decisions, activities and developments within the Ministry;
Coordinates and develops Communication strategies for the Ministry in collaboration with portfolio Agencies;
Prepares the Minister for presentation to Parliament, Cabinet and Committees;
Organizes press briefings, receptions, conferences and other special events on behalf of the Ministry;
Prepares speeches for the Minister/Permanent Secretary and Senior Director;
Ensures media coverage for the Ministry’s functions;
Attends meetings and prepares reports;
Prepares and monitors Unit’s Budget;
Produces special publications on behalf of the Ministry such as Annual Reports, feature articles and advertisements;
Advises the Minister on the consequences of the Ministry’s action which may impact stakeholders;
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of the media;
Arranges and coordinates press conferences, seminars and consultations;
Oversees the development of press releases and interviews to all types of media, in a bid to educate stakeholders and the public in general on the Ministry’s policies, procedures and activities;
Manages the preparation and publication of the Ministry’s Year Book and other publications such as the Organization’s Citizen’s Charter;
Represents the Ministry at meetings with representative of various Government, Ministries, Departments, Agencies and interest groups of other clients;
Enhances and maintains a positive corporate image of the Organization to the public;
Manages internal communication channels;
Performs other related functions assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Excellent knowledge of communication programme planning and communication media
Excellent knowledge of Customer Service principles and techniques
Excellent knowledge of modern public relations practices and techniques
Excellent knowledge of the Ministry’s policies and programmes
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of computer applications and use of visual and other presentation skills
Good problem solving techniques
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent leadership skills
Excellent organizational skills
Initiative
Team work and co-operation

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications
Specialized training in Public Relations
Five (5) years’ experience as a Communications/Public Relations Practitioner
Experience in events planning
Expertise in planning, developing and implementing PR strategies
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