Manager Communications & International Relations Job Placement – Makerere University, Kampala (MUK)

Manager Communications & International Relations Job Placement – Makerere University, Kampala (MUK)

Job Title:   Manager Communications & International Relations  

Organization:  Makerere University, Kampala (MUK)

Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: The Vice Chancellor

About US:

Makerere University, Kampala is Uganda’s largest and oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. It became an independent national university in 1970. Today, Makerere University is composed of nine colleges and one school offering programmes for about 36,000 undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the implementation of the Makerere University Communications Policy.
  • Mainstream internationalization in Teaching, Learning, Research, Innovations, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Networking and support services
  • Take the lead in development and implementation of Communication Strategies and plans in collaboration with the Colleges.
  • Serve as Secretariat to the office of the Vice Chancellor in all communications fora of Makerere University.
  • Participates in strategic planning, budgeting, implementation, accountability and reporting on Communications and International Relations.
  • Write news articles, reports and periodicals.
  • Constructively engage with the media to build a positive image of the University
  • Represent the Communications and International Relations Office in strategic fora in Makerere University and beyond
  • Be responsible for the administration of the University website and ensure it is regularly updated
  • Be responsible for the administration of University Social Media pages

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Manager Communications & International Relations job must hold a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication or Journalism or Public Relations or International Relations OR a Masters Degree with demonstrated experience in field of communication or public relations
  • An Honors Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University
  • Must have an excellent record of Communications and International Relations in service to the Public Universities or Large organizations of not less than eight (8) years four (4) of which must have been served at a level of Principal Public Relations Officer or equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • The Candidate must demonstrate good knowledge of the local and international higher education sector and the varying interests of stakeholders including government, staff, students, development partners and the public.
  • Must have a strong proficiency in utilisation of modern communication tools including traditional media and social/new media platforms including website, blogs, twitter, Facebook.
  • Strong ability to create and sustain local and international contacts and networks
  • Good knowledge of Uganda’s media landscape
  • Leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to build, lead, and work with teams;
  • Computer literacy; Excellent Interpersonal, communication and reporting skills;
  • Quick judgment and decision making;
  • Ability to initiate change
  • Age Limit: Below 50 years

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to send their applications using this link, Click Here and upload their full details of your biodata, education, qualifications, work experience, and all the other required information, including your Curriculum Vitae, Certificates, Transcripts, and at least three reference letters addressed to;

The Director

Human Resources

P.O. Box 7062 Kampala.

Deadline: 18th May 2020 by 17.00 Hours EAT.

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