USIU-Africa Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya
USIU-Africa Communications Officer Jobs in KenyaJob 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.
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.
How to Apply
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