Senior Public Relations Officer Job Opportunity – Kyambogo University

Job
Title:         Senior Public Relations Officer
Organization: Kyambogo
University
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Vice
Chancellor
About US:
Kyambogo University
is the second largest Public University in Uganda. Since its formation in 2003,
the University has established itself as one of the leading Universities in
Uganda offering a number of academic programmes in line with vocational
education, teacher training, hands-on engineering, special needs training,
social sciences, pure and applied sciences, entrepreneurship and management
that meet the Market remands and development needs of the Country. The
Strategic Focus Areas of the University include: Teaching Learning; Research,
Innovation and Knowledge Generation; Physical Infrastructure, Facilities and
ICT Development; Institutional Development and Strategic Marketing.
Job Summary:  The Senior Public Relations Officer will
manage the marketing and public relations policies and strategies of the
University and act as a link between the University the public and other
organizations with the aim of projecting the image of the University positively
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Project and promote the University image to the people and students
    in various institutions and schools.
  • Oversee the development of programs to be placed in the Mass Media
    that will reflect the contribution of the University and its achievements
    in the provision of higher education.
  • Oversee preparation and production of information about the
    University’s programs and activities through newsletters, bulletins, press
    releases and other publications
  • Market the University programs through advertisements, exhibitions,
    radio and television talks, shows, and manuals or bulletins and
    conferences.
  • Coordinate arrangements and preparations for University functions
    such as graduations.
  • Provide feedback to Management on the opinion of the public about
    the University.
  • Respond to public complaints about the University activities in
    accordance with the University’s communication strategy.
  • Guide the Vice-Chancellor on the right course of action to take on
    major public complaints published in mass-media or in letters addressed to
    the Vice chancellor.
  • Oversee the preparation of market surveys on the university’s
    products and services.
  • Appraise the performance of staff in the Section and recommend
    appropriate action.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a masters’ degree in Mass Communications,
    Journalism, Public Relations or a related filed from a recognized
    University/Institutions.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public
    Relations or a related field from a recognized University/Institution.
  • At least six years’ experience in Public Relations and Marketing
    related duties in a reputable public or private Organization, three of
    which at the level of a Public Relations/Marketing officer.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Age limit: below
    55 years old at the time of application
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons who meet the minimum requirements should
submit their applications together with the following:
  • A detailed and up-to-date Curriculum
    Vitae.
  •  Certified copies of academic transcripts,
    certificates, and professional qualifications, appointment letters, and in
    case of health workers; registration certificates and valid practicing
    license from relevant professional bodies.
  •  Names and addresses of three referees.
  • Copies of the National Identity Card,
    birth certificate or copies of relevant pages of the passport and National
    ID indicating the applicant’s date of birth.
Applications should
be addressed to:
Director Human
Resources,
Kyambogo University,
Second Floor,
Administration Block (Records Office)
P.O. Box 1,
Kyambogo, Kampala.
Uganda
Deadline: 29th June 2018
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