Multimedia Officer Job at Uganda Communications Commission

Job title: Multimedia Officer
Company: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 1 year
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Reports to: Specialist Content Regulation


The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established to implement the provisions of The UCC Act 2013 Laws of Uganda with a principal goal of developing a modern communications sub-sector and Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalisation of the Telecommunications Policy.

Brief Job Summary:
The Multimedia Officer will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance by all Multimedia service providers and operators.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct monitoring activities relating to multimedia services;
Establish standards, procedures and ethics for multimedia services;
Carry out research on multimedia trends on different platforms in a converged environment and advise on appropriate interventions
Conduct and report on multimedia service provider inspections to ensure compliance with legislation, license conditions and communication standards;
Assist in development of multimedia licenses and reviewing license applications;
Monitor operations of Internet protocol (IP) based services/IPTV and IP Radio;
Monitor and report on the use of internet content platforms by Ugandan artists in the creative industry;
Monitor ISP compliance with the codes of practice developed by the Commission.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The candidate should ideally hold a good Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, Mass Communication or any related field from a recognized University.
Possess a minimum working experience of at least one (1) year in areas of broadcasting, multimedia and telecommunications.
Knowledge in the use of computer applications is mandatory.
The applicant should understand and hold a wide range of experience in maintenance, usage and knowledge of technical broadcast equipment and appreciates the responsibilities interpreting the broadcasting programmes and facilities;
Demonstrates honesty and willing to work with minimum supervision;
Possesses excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

How to apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via E-mail to: hrvacancies@ucc.co.ug
Application Closing date: September 10, 2014 - 5pm
NB: Please ensure that all scanned copies of academic and professional credentials and testimonials MUST be attached to the applications. Please note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.