Senior Public Relations Officer Jobs - 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.
  • Manage 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.
  • The jobholder will also 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.
  • Send feedback to management on the opinion of the public about the University.
  • To 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.
  • Manage the preparation of market surveys on the university’s products and services.
  • Appraise the performance of staff in the Section and recommend appropriate action.

Key Performance Outputs:
  • Comprehensive and sound public relations policies, procedures and manuals developed.
  • Programs on the University activities developed and put in mass media to educate the public about the University’s activities.
  • Newsletters, bulletins and press releases prepared on the University’s programs.
  • Regular, concise and accurate information about the University released to the press in a timely manner.
  • University functions well prepared and arranged.
  • Public complaints attended to.
  • Vice-Chancellor properly advised about major public complaints.
  • Staff performance appraised.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’ degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field from a recognized University/Institution.
  • The applicant must also hold 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.
  • 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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