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REQUIRING THE SERVICES OF A DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS (CONTRACT)

Job Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of staff involved in the planning, design and implementation of corporate communication, public relations, marketing, events planning and customer service strategies in accordance with the Corporation’s policies and projects. The Director develops the department’s strategic plan to address critical issues in the communications area.

The ideal candidate should have:

Specific Knowledge, Qualification and Experience

  • Post Graduate Degree in Mass Communication and/or Management 
  • Additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Minimum eight (8) years of progressively gaining responsibilities in the field of communication with the last four years at a senior management level
  • Experience in public relations, advertising or sales
  • Expert knowledge of communication/public relations theory and practice
  • Sound knowledge of events planning concepts/implementation
  • Extensive working knowledge of the mass media and other communication channels 
  • Knowledge of integrated marketing communication
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Training in public speaking
  • Sound knowledge of information technology which would enhance internal and external communication
  • Sound knowledge of communication management principles, theories, techniques and practice
  • Sound knowledge of the Corporation’s products, systems and procedures

Required Skills and Specialized Techniques

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written format
  • Ability to articulate concepts and thoughts effectively
  • Ability to delegate and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to meet and deal with people at all levels within and outside     of the organization
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to represent the organisation at various fora
  • Well-developed management/supervisory, leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent human relations, inter-personal, and deductive reasoning skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to speak/interact with media
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and courtesy
  • A high degree of confidence
  • Proven analytical, innovative and capable problem-solver

Applications with Curriculum Vitae should be sent via email no later than  June 23, 2024 to:

The Director

Human Resource 

Urban Development Corporation

12 Ocean Boulevard

Kingston

e-mail to: careers@udcja.com

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.