Public Relations Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:      Public Relations Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Communications
& Marketing Manager
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker
Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker
Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history
from 1913-1997. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Public
Relations Officer will steer the implementation of communications activities in
line with Uganda Christian University’s Strategic Plan, towards the vision of
being a Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Inspire, develop and supervise the team under
your supervision
·        
Working with relevant University divisions,
faculties, departments, regional colleges and campuses to implement the
University’s Communications and Marketing strategy.
·        
Ensure that all communication and promotional
activities reflect the Uganda Christian University brand, and associated
vision, mission and core values.
·        
Work closely with senior management and Manager,
Communications and Marketing in responding to any crisis, and be part of the
crisis management team.
·        
Design messages to communicate a positive and
consistent image of the University, both internally and externally
·        
Manage UCU information platforms such as
corporate emails, social media accounts
·        
Provide support in managing media relations and
media coverage.
·        
Oversee the development of promotional materials
(including on-line and visual materials and advertising) and internal and
external communications in all media.
·        
Oversee gathering, processing of information for
timely update of University online media platforms such as website, blog, face
book and twitter
·        
Support in developing and maintaining key
relationships with individuals, external groups, partner organizations,
influencers, local communities and other stakeholders.
·        
Regularly review and edit all University
publications for accuracy, correctness, style and conformity to University
branding guidelines
·        
Provide strategic direction for the planning,
management and execution of major university events.
·        
Represent the University at external functions
where appropriate and as delegated.
·        
Prepare media briefs, press releases and monthly
media monitoring reports, activity reports for the department
·        
Assist in the drawing up of the Communication
budget
·        
Perform any other official duties as may be
assigned by the supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Communications or Journalism from a recognized institution of higher learning.
·        
At least three years of related experience in
corporate communication and public relation in a reputable organization.
·        
Proficient written and spoken English.
·        
Ability to implement a communications strategy
for the University, including: formulating content and material that reflects
our brand.
·        
Knowledge of different target audiences and
their particular needs for information, including different audiences inside
and outside East Africa.
·        
Knowledge of modern communication methods
including social networking and web strategy.
·        
Knowledge of and ability to utilize media
networks.
·        
Ability to quickly formulate appropriate
responses to inquiries from a variety of sources about the University.
·        
Previous experience in videography will be an
added advantage.
How to Apply:
All prospective employees are encouraged to send two (2) copies of an
application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated
Curriculum Vitae and two references (Leadership & Pastoral). Please also
attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts.  All online applications
must be sent in one PDF attachment.
Send to:
The Manager of Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda
Email to: jobs@ucu.ac.ug
Deadline: Friday, 27th October
2017 by 5:00pm
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