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Pwani University   |   Kilifi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Public Relations Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

REF: PU/ADV/20/2/2018
Pwani University a Premier University at the Coast situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifi isan equal opportunity employer. The University’s Mission is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge whilesustaining excellence in teaching, learning and research by molding students to international standards andencouraging and supporting members of staff to undertake research. The University invites applications fromsuitable qualified candidates to fill the position of Public Relations Officer Grade 11.

• Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances. Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position. Applications and recommendations letters from referees.
• Applications should include an up to date CV, giving details of applicants age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.


The officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities

  1. Develop an integrated marketing communications plans and projects for the University both externally and internally.
  2. Identify the several publics and audiences of the University and their relationship to its mission.
  3. Within available resources, establish research/evaluation techniques to periodically measure/analyze knowledge levels, attitudes, and opinions of designated audiences.
  4. Act as public relations/communications counsel to the University.
  5. Work with administrators, Departmental Heads, Deans and Directors on appropriate communication programs, providing counsel/expertise toward their development/implementation.
  6. Develop and coordinate publicity and other communications support related to University events/programs within assigned responsibility, and assist other groups sponsoring programs in publicizing their efforts.
  7. Develop news, photographs, posters, banners, brochures, advertising, and direct mail materials, for optimum communication with identified publics.
  8. Design corporate publicity information materials i.e. calendars, diaries etc.
  9. Serve as official representative spokesperson for the institution in disseminating information about programs, plans, events and activities to news media and in responding to media, individuals and other organizations queries about the same.
  10. Provide assistance to representatives of the press at special campus events.
  11. Produce, design or select art or photography for publication and uploading on University Website
  12. Evaluate public relations special events, programs and projects in assigned area of responsibility and revise, as necessary.
  13. Serve as University protocol officer, assisting other offices in assuring that proper procedures, arrangements, publicity and informational services are provided for visits of distinguished persons or campus social functions.
  14. Act as the university's representative with appropriate off-campus organizations, groups and agencies.
  15. Organizing and Coordinating University special events, press conferences, displays, open-days, and tours. University exhibitions and marketing activities.
  16. Writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports
  17. Preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes
  18. Managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation
  19. Maintaining and updating information on the University website
  20. Managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as University Twitter and Facebook Accounts.
  21. Coordinate invitations to University ceremonies
  22. Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kilifi
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Public Relations; Multimedia; Film and video production; Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); Print layout and design; News writing and production; Print production
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Pwani University

Education, academicCompany size: 500-1000 people

PU is proud of that all its programs have received the required accreditation by professional bodies. This is on top of the many industry partnerships that the University has initiated. Professional bodies accrediting our courses include the Nursing Council of Kenya, the Medical Practitioners and Dentists, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, among many.Mentoring teams students The dean of students and the academic departments oversees a mentorship and career advisory service for students during the time of study. At the end of the course, students are assisted to develop "employer attracting" resumes and coached for interviews. Mentoring teams sometimes consisting of alumni provide industry/ market insight, employability skills. These teams can assist you with contacts of potential employers.

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