Fresher Marketing and Communications Officer Jobs – British Council

Organisation: British
Council
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About BC:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for
educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international
opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust
between them worldwide. British Council Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a
full range of programmes including examinations, project management on behalf
of other donors, and its own grant funded projects. British Council has operated
in Uganda since 1952 and its aim is to build cultural and educational relations
between Uganda and the UK.  
Job Summary: The Marketing
and Communications Officer will directly contribute to growing British Council
Uganda’s operation, building positive perceptions of the UK and the British
Council as a leading global cultural relations organisation. The incumbent will
support the British Council in the implementation of the marketing and
communications strategy across a range of media channels (including social
media), telling a compelling story of our offer and the impact of our work
across the programme portfolio, raising the profile and strengthening brand
visibility to existing and new audiences in Uganda.  S/he will demonstrate an understanding of
Uganda’s operating context, the organisation’s aims, stakeholders and target
audiences. The Marketing and Communications role works closely with all
programme teams to deliver the British Council’s marketing and communications
strategy.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Marketing & Communications:
  • Working in liaison with the programme
    teams, regional digital & communications teams and relevant corporate
    teams to deliver Uganda’s Marketing & Communications plan.
  • Working with the regional digital team,
    contribute to designing digital marketing campaigns, create content for
    the different strategic business units (Education & Society, Exams and
    the Arts) for use on websites, social media, e-mail marketing and in
    digital campaigns.
  • Work in close collaboration with programme
    teams, engage with internal and external audiences, writing stories and
    sharing information about British Council Uganda’s UK exams and programmes
    portfolio in Education, Society, English & the Arts through all
    relevant media, website, blogs and social networking.
  • Collect and report on external engagement
    statistics as part of our Results and Evidence Framework to facilitate
    business development, product and brand positioning .
  • Develop and maintain Marcomms asset bank
    including images, videography, impact data and stories.
  • Send monthly progress reports to line
    manager.
Branding & Promotion:
  • Render support in developing and executing
    promotional initiatives to increase visibility of the British Council
    Uganda’s UK exams and programmes portfolio in Education, Society, English
    & the Arts in the market; boosting the uptake of UK qualifications and
    examinations and positioning British Council as a leading examination
    service provider and partner of choice within the market.
  • Steer the Country’s Brand Champion and
    custodian of brand standards across all channels of engagement, including
    digital and print.
  • Across all activities, manage brand
    guidelines to ensure all vendors and internal customers follow corporate
    standards.
Sourcing of Good and Services, Supplier Management:
  • Work in liaison with programme managers to
    procure marketing & communications services from external suppliers in
    support of projects, and events.
  • Provide support to the programme managers
    to commission high quality and creative photography and videography which
    captures the essence and impact of our work.
Continuous Professional Development:
  • Engage in continuous professional
    development to ensure that knowledge, networks and expertise are kept
    updated.
  • Share skills and knowledge with programme
    teams as a way of up skilling teams in aspects of basic marketing and
    communications.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council
    Marketing and Communications Officer job placement should possess a Bachelor’s
    Degree in a related field 
  • Proven experience in marketing,
    communications and brand development/management  
  • Proactive and demonstrable ability to work
    with minimum supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the British Council in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply
Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements
and if competent, proceed with the online application.
Deadline: 14th April
2017
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