Terms of Employment
Fixed term, 6 month contract with possibility of extension
We seek an experienced marketing and communications expert to provide a thorough media and marketing contact management system for the platform. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Makerere University and report to the Technical Project Manager. As a marketing and communications officer, you will be responsible for building relationships with potential and existing beneficiaries of the platform through social media networks, promoting of the platform and its various activities, and managing events like conferences, science week, and scheduled workshops all aimed at increasing awareness of the platform nationwide. You will work closely with the stakeholders in the health sector, the project manager, and management to ensure that the agreed objectives and results are met.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the project’s social media presence, including promotion of the project’s publications, events, and courses, as well as relevant industry and member-related news. Maintain the project website and blog, including; reviewing, editing, uploading, and updating content on a timely basis – liaising internally with key team members. Work alongside the external agencies to support optimizing the project website for search. Manage communications outputs as required (this will include; liaising with graphic designers, video editors). Measure and report on the performance of our digital presence. Work with the project team to identify content opportunities and produce the relevant materials. Network with industry experts and potential clients to drive brand awareness. Participate in and contribute to departmental brainstorming and ideation sessions.
Bachelor’s degree in digital communications, media, public relations, English or a related field; or comparable experience. At least 2 years experience in working on a marketing and communication team. Native proficiency in spoken and written English, with the ability to tailor content to different audiences. Excellent attention to detail. Copywriting and editing skills. Knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics etc.) Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking. Proven experience in delivering successful integrated marketing campaigns from concept to execution.