Public Relations and Marketing Officer Job Careers – Kyambogo University

Organization: Kyambogo
University
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Public
Relations and Marketing Officer
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 Public
Relations and Marketing Officer will implement the marketing and public
relations policies and strategies of the University and support the linkage
between the University, the public and other organizations with the aim of
projecting the image of the University positively.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will prepare and implement
    public relations plan and programmes which meet and promote the image of
    the University.
  • Make arrangements and maintain positive
    media relations through press conferences, articles, press releases, radio
    and T.V  programmes.
  • Actively facilitate and promote the flow
    and dissemination of information within the University.
  • Render support in guiding the public and
    clients on how, where and when to obtain the University services.
  • Provide support in coordinating the
    organization and facilitation arrangements of all the University’s
    official and social functions.
  • Coordinate advertising all the University
    programmes.
  • Initiate programmes and activities that
    will enhance a better understanding of the internal operations of the
    University by all members of the University community.
  • Guide the Vice Chancellor on press issues
    and through the press, promote and protect the image of the University.
  • Build beneficial linkages with
    organizations in aspects relevant to the achievement of the University’s
    mission.
  • Actively promote good public relations by
    the University staff dealing or interacting directly with its public.
  • Perform any other duties that may be
    assigned by the Supervisor.
Key Performance Outputs:
  • Public relations plans and programmes
    prepared and implemented.
  • Official visitors received.
  • Positive media relations maintained.
  • Dissemination of information facilitated
    and improved.
  • University official functions organized.
  • University programmes advertised.
  • University image promoted ad protected. 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’
    degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related
    field from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Mass
    Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field from a
    recognized University/Institution.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    Public Relations and Marketing related duties in a reputable Public or
    Private Organization.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and
    leadership skills.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Age: Below 55 Years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who meet the minimum
requirements should submit Six (6) copies of their applications together with
the following:
  • A detailed and an Up-to-date Curriculum
    Vitae.
  • Recent and original copies of their
    passport size photographs attached to the application;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts,
    certificates, and professional qualifications.
  • Copies of the National Identity Card or
    copies of relevant pages of the passport indicating the applicant’s date
    of birth.
  • Names and addresses of three referees who
    should be advised to send reference letters direct to the Director Human
    Resources under confidential cover.
Applications should be addressed to:
Director Human Resources,
Kyambogo University,
First Floor, Administration Block (Records Office),
P.O. Box 1,
Kyambogo, Kampala. Uganda
Email to: dhrkyu@kyu.ac.ug
Deadline: 24th July
2017

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