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
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
Perform any other official duties as may be
assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and
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
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:
Deadline: Friday, 27th October
2017 by 5:00pm
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