USIU-Africa Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

USIU-Africa Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya


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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; USIU-Africa Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya


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