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Fresher Marketing Officer Job Opportunities - Uganda Christian University (UCU)


Job Title:     Marketing Officer
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Principal

About US:
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. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary:  The Marketing Officer will develop, implement and execute strategic marketing plans to attract potential customers and retain current ones.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Measures, enhances and enriches UCU position and image through goals and objectives;
  • Conducts surveys and connects these to UCU vision, goals and objectives;
  • Implements and Evaluates effectiveness of communication products and events;
  • Helps plan activities designed to identify and reach target markets for specific purposes;
  • Collects and analyzes data, including Web analytics for market research;
  • Monitors trends (education delivery, communications products, employment, social media, etc.) and connects these to strategies;
  • Researches job growth and availability and engages department, including career development, to employ tactics that connect/adjust program and enrollment goals to these data; and
  • Provides competitive analysis of UCU to other East African higher education institutions.
  • Write and edit in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports.
  • Devise and coordinate photo and video opportunities.
  • Organize events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours.
  • Regularly compile a list of events and happenings in UCU and share with the community.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a good Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Business from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in marketing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have strong budgeting skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to work with diverse personalities, and to build meaningful relationships
  • Excellent computer skills e.g. word, excel, access, PowerPoint
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must be a committed and practicing Christian

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae, three references and two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts

All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

Either to:

The Human Resource Officer
Uganda Christian University
Mbale University College
St. Andrew’s Cathedral Mbale
P.O. Box 613, Kabale

Email: damony@mbale.ucu.ac.ug

OR to:

The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Pilkington Building

Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: 20th December 2018 by 5:00pm

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