Public Relations Officer Job Opportunity – Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

Organization: Uganda
Martyrs University (UMU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director for
University Advancement Directorate of University Advancement
About UMU:
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
is a faith-based private university established in 1993, and owned by the
Uganda Episcopal Conference. UMU received a civil University Charter in 2005
from government, to legitimize its existence and autonomy. UMU offers
full-time, weekend/part time, and distance-learning courses. Students are drawn
from a variety of backgrounds and countries like Uganda, the rest of Africa and
Job Summary: The Public
Relations Officer must ensure that the University is well publicized as widely
and comprehensively as possible, in the most effective and efficient manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Promotes
    the image of the University
  • Markets
    University programmes, products and services in consultation with the
    Director for University Advancement and the Registrar.
  • Makes
    arrangements for University functions e.g. Graduations. UMU days etc
  • Quickly
    responds to issues published in the public and private media in
    consultation with the Director for University Advancement.
  • Enhances
    good relations with the Alumni and promotes the growth of the Alumni
    Association in conjunction with the Alumni Relations Officer
  • Markets
    Uganda Martyrs University in the East African Community and COMESA
  • Supports
    international staff and students to obtain resident visas.
  • Attracts
    staff and students from other countries.
  • Welcomes
    and inducts new faculty and students to the University and provides them
    with relevant information about the University and the Country at large.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Director for University
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should have either a Master’s Degree in Business
    Administration and Management MBA (Marketing) or an MA Mass Communication
    in International Relations and other related Postgraduate degrees.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience working as a Public Relations Officer
    in a reputable institution.
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. proficient in various computer packages like word
    processing. Excel and Desktop Publishers.
  • Possess
    good communication skills, publicity and interpersonal relations skills.
  • The
    applicant should be a person of character.
  • Willingness
    to work long hours with minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their handwritten application letters,
Updated CVs and photocopies of
their academic documents together with letters from two referees to:
Director, Human Resources
Uganda Martyrs University
P.O. Box 5498 Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 15th November, 2014
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