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Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor -Academic & Student Affairs, the Communications Officer will be charged with the responsibility of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans that raise the profile of USIU-Africa and demonstrate communications best practice. 

Key Responsibilities/Tasks

Develop, Implement and Evaluate External Communications Plans to Support Communications Priorities by;

  • Building and executing effective and dynamic external communications campaigns with the support of internal communications officer.
  • Identifying external communication gaps and solutions.
  • Working with faculty and student affairs team to generate stories and conversations that build the image of the University positively.
  • Creating stakeholder maps and refreshing them regularly based on internal and external influences.Seek Out and Write Stories that Demonstrate the Impact of USIU-Africa in the Community and Globally Through the Following;
  • Developing processes and channels for seeking USIU-Africa stories within East Africa and globally.
  • Creating seamless synergy within the Student & Academic Affairs office and the Marketing & Communication office.
  • Working with faculty to make their research relevant in the mainstream media such as op-ed pieces and setting up interviews.
  • Research and push for publication of compelling stories about USIU-Africa for internal and external use.To Support Media Relations and Event Communications
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with regional and local media houses to showcase USIU-Africa’s activities and impact.
  • Coordinate logistics and liaise with media for on-site events and promotions.
  • Support all communications initiatives for USIU-Africa’s events.Event Planning & Management
  • Plan and manage campus wide events that are well thought out and aligned to the USIU-Africa brand and within the allocated budget. 

Minimum Educational/Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or equivalent, from a recognized university;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in communications, marketing, media relations, public relations or related field;
  • The candidate must have photography skills;
  • Demonstrated experience with digital and print communications;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Demonstrated experience creating successful communications plans;
  • Demonstrated experience with communications best practice;
  • Understanding of stakeholder engagement and meeting stakeholder communication needs;
  • Event management experience;
  • Experience in brand building;
  • Knowledge of web content management and can write and update content on various University digital assets;
  • Knowledge of the media industry with contacts within various media organizations,;
  • Knowledge of issues management and crisis communications; 

Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Confident and, self-assured.
  • Takes initiative to leverage opportunities and tackle challenges.
  • Uses creativity and critical thinking to identify solutions.
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Good at multi-tasking, able to work quickly and effectively.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the value of storytelling in print, digital and social media channels.
  • Commitment to USIU-Africa’s vision and values. 

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