Communications Officer Career Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:      Communications Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono,
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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