Manager Communications & Marketing Job – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Manager Communications & Marketing  

Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda

About US:

Uganda Christian University (UCU) is an authentic Christian institution established by the Church of Uganda in 1997 in response to a call for quality university education with a Christian perspective. Uganda Christian University replaced the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College which trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspire and develop the Communications and Public Relations team in planning and managing events, corporate communications & marketing and related activities.
  • Work with the Academic Affairs division, Deans, Regional Colleges and other University departments to ensure coordination between the development and implementation of the University’s communications and marketing strategy.
  • Direct the management and development of the university brand ensuring that all communication and marketing activities reflect the Uganda Christian university brand, and its associated vision, purpose and values.
  • Communicate a balanced and consistent image of the university both internally and externally.
  • Promote the University and its associated activities effectively to a wide range of audiences both in Uganda, the region and beyond, working with Faculties and the University Management.
  • Pro- actively manage media relations and media coverage
  • Provide direction for promotional material (including online and visual materials and advertising) and internal and external communications in all media.
  • Monitor the management of relationships with external agencies in relation to PR, design, printing etc. ensuring quality of service and value for money
  • Support maintain and develop key relationships with individuals, external groups, partner organizations, influencers, local communities and other stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic direction for planning and management of major corporate marketing events.
  • Represent the University at external functions where appropriate.
  • Work closely with senior management in responding to crisis that requires the support of the communications team.
  • Fulfill any general duties required of a head of department, including leading and developing service to ensure continuous improvement, preparing local plans, preparing and managing delegated budgets and staff appraisals.
  • Provide leadership to affirm and test the University’s brand personality in its different markets and ensuring that all communications reflect the brand.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Communications, Media Studies or Journalism or in a related field from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications / Media Studies /Journalism or a related field from a recognized institution of Higher learning.
  • Must have two (2) years of post-Masters work experience performing similar roles at a Supervisory level in a busy and recognized institution.
  • Must demonstrate the following:
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to design and implement communication strategies for complex institutions, including formulating content and material that reflects the University brand (distinctive ethos, programs services and products)
  • Knowledge of different target audience 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 Uganda, East Africa and global media networks
  • Ability to quickly formulate responses to inquiries from a variety of sources about the university.
  • Ability to quickly review materials submitted for approval and generate substantive feedback in appropriate style
  • Professional maturity and emotional intelligence.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send;

  • Two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references (Academic, Pastoral & Leadership)
  • Two (2) copies of Certified academic certificates and transcripts from a recognized institution of higher learning

Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.

Send to:

The Director, Human Resource & Administration,

Uganda Christian University,

Pilkington Building

P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda

OR

Email to jobs@ucu.ac.ug

All the attachments should be in ONE PDF document.

Deadline: 12th June 2023 by 5:00 p.m

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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