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Community Relations Officer job at Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited

About the Organization

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited is a limited liability company solely owned by the Government of Uganda (GOU). It was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development, and Production) Act and Section 7 of the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, both of 2013. It was incorporated under the Companies Act of 2012 as a limited liability company on June 12th, 2015.

Job Description

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited was established under the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act and the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act, both of 2013 and incorporated under the Companies Act, 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda.


The overall function of UNOC is to handle the State's commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry and ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.
UNOC now invites applications from persons interested to develop their career with a dynamic and results-oriented Company to occupy the following position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Community Engagement:

  • Develop and implement community engagement strategies to build strong relationships with local communities.

  • Organize and participate in community meetings, events, and activities to promote the organization and its initiatives.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for community members, addressing their concerns and feedback.


Communication and Outreach:

  • Create and distribute informational materials, such as newsletters, brochures, and social media content, to keep the community informed about the organization’s activities and programs.

  • Manage and update the organization’s community outreach channels, including social media, website, and email communications.

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to community groups, stakeholders, and local organizations.


Program Development and Implementation:

  • Develop and implement community programs and projects that align with the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to design and execute community initiatives.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of community programs, making adjustments as needed.

Partnership Building:

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with community organizations, local businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

  • Represent the organization at community events, meetings, and forums to build and strengthen relationships.


Feedback and Reporting:

  • Gather feedback from community members and stakeholders to identify areas of improvement and address community needs.

  • Prepare and present reports on community relations activities and outcomes to senior management.

  • Use feedback to inform the organization’s community relations strategies and initiatives.


Crisis Management:

  • Act as a liaison during community crises, providing timely and accurate information to the public and managing the organization's response.

  • Develop and implement crisis communication plans to mitigate negative impacts on the community and the organization.


Volunteer Coordination:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for community programs and events.

  • Coordinate volunteer activities and ensure they align with the organization’s goals.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, social work, community development, or a related field.

  • Advanced degrees or certifications in community relations, public affairs, or related areas are advantageous.


Experience:

  • Several years of experience in community relations, public relations, community development, or a related field.

  • Proven track record of successfully engaging with communities and managing community programs.


Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to create clear, engaging, and informative content for diverse audiences.

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to speak confidently in public forums.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with community members and stakeholders.

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues with empathy and professionalism.


Project Management Skills:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Experience in planning and executing events and programs.


Problem-Solving Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to identify community needs and develop effective solutions.


Cultural Competence:

  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity within the community.

  • Ability to engage with diverse groups and promote inclusivity.


Professionalism and Integrity:

  • High ethical standards and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and protecting sensitive information.


Adaptability and Flexibility:

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required for community events.


Continuous Learning:

  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying updated on community relations best practices.

  • Participation in relevant training programs, workshops, and professional organizations.

How to Apply

UNOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any monies at any stage of the recruitment process.
Please forward any enquiries regarding this advert to recruitment.unoc@unoc.co.ug

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