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The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources and research in the EAC Higher Education Institutions. The main objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among universities in East Africa, and with universities outside the region; (ii) provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s global competitiveness in higher education.
In order to fulfill its current mandate and to meet all its objectives, IUCEA now wishes to recruit a qualified person for the positions of Senior Corporate and Public Communications Officer.
Online applications are invited from qualified individuals from the EAC Partner States. Candidates from South Sudan are encouraged to apply. The recruitment will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
Description of the Positions
SENIOR CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (P2)
Section: Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Job Reports to: Executive Secretary
Job Supervises: None
Job Purpose: The job holder will promote and disseminate information of IUCEA to stakeholders, the general public and the international community in order to build promote and maintain IUCEA’s positive corporate image.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Performance Indicators
Minimum Job Requirements
Excellent communication ability in English is essential and good working knowledge of an additional official language of the East African Community (Kiswahili or French ) would be an advantage, must be able to manage diversity, conflict and change. Have proposal writing, Creative report/speech writing and presentation, conceptual, analytical, public relations, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, planning, negotiation, networking, judgment, and decision-making skills. S/He must be computer literate and proficient in MS Office suite and common desktop publishing software such as CorelDraw, Publisher etc.
3.0 Tenure and Remuneration
As per the EAC Staff Rules and Regulations, the successful applicant for this post shall serve for a five year term renewable once. A comprehensive remuneration package commensurate with the EAC Professional Job Grades and Diplomatic status shall be offered to the suitable candidate. Additional details on these packages may be obtained from the undersigned.
4.0 Age Limit
6.0 Submission of Applications
The deadline for submission of application forms to the IUCEA Secretariat is 20th September, 2021. Application forms should be filled online accompanied with the following:
Complete the online form on this link https://bit.ly/3yZqbfp and submit application documents electronically to the following address marked as “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF SENIOR CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OFFICER”:
The Executive Secretary
Inter-University Council for East Africa
P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 256 251/2
E-mail: [email protected]
Because of Covid 19 pandemic, IUCEA will not accept hand delivered applications. Applicants must complete application forms as indicated above.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.