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


Email to

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.

Miiro Allan

I am a team player who is committed to learning, excellence, ethics and people, also an excellent communicator with great interest in technology innovations, branding and communications for Business and passion for community service and positive change.

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