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Job Title:      Communications Officer
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Communications & Marketing

About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary: The Communications Officer will also lead the implementation of communications activities in line with Uganda Christian University’s Strategic Plan, towards the vision of being a Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with relevant University divisions, Faculties, Departments, Regional Colleges and Campuses to implement the University’s Communications and Marketing strategy.
  • Ensure that all communication and promotional activities reflect the Uganda Christian University brand, and associated vision, mission and core values.
  • Work closely with senior management and Manager, Communications and Marketing in responding to any crisis, and be part of the crisis management team.
  • Design messages to communicate a positive and consistent image of the University, both internally and externally.
  • Manage UCU information platforms such as corporate emails and social media accounts.
  • Assist in managing media relations and media coverage.
  • Coordinate the development of promotional materials (including on-line and visual materials and advertising) and internal and external communications in all media.
  • Oversee gathering, processing of information for timely update of University online media platforms such as website, blog, face book and twitter.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining key relationships with individuals, external groups, partner organizations, influencers, local communities and other stakeholders.
  • Review and edit all University publications for accuracy, correctness, style and conformity to University branding guidelines.
  • Provide strategic direction for the planning, management and execution of major university events.
  • Prepare media briefs, press releases and monthly media monitoring reports, activity reports for the department.
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Communications Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Journalism from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • At least three years of related experience in corporate communication and public relations in a reputable organization.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to implement a communications strategy for the University, including: formulating content and material that reflects our brand.
  • Knowledge of different target audiences 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 and ability to utilize media networks.
  • Ability to quickly formulate appropriate responses to inquiries from a variety of sources about the University.
  • Experience in videography will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a person of high integrity with an excellent working ethic.
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and be available to work after normal working hours.
  • Must be a mature and commitment Christian.

How to Apply:
All prospective employees are encouraged to send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and two references (Leadership & Pastoral). Please also attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts.  All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

Send to:
The Manager of Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda

Email to:

Deadline: Friday, 9th February 2018 by 5:00pm

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