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Makerere University Jobs 2022 – Fresher Marketing and Communications Lead

Makerere University Jobs 2022 – Fresher Marketing and Communications Lead

August 9, 2022

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Lead – Makerere University Jobs 2022

Organisation: Makerere University AI Lab

Duty Station:  Makerere AI lab, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (with an element of remote)

Reports to: Technical Project Manager

Terms of employment: Fixed term, 6-months contract with possibility to extend



Makerere University AI Lab Profile:

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Science lab specialises in the application of artificial intelligence and data science -including, for example, methods from computer vision, natural language processing and predictive analytics-to problems in the developing world.

Applications: Natural language processing for under-resourced languages, automated diagnosis of both crop and human diseases, auction design for mobile commodity markets, analysis of traffic patterns in African cities, and of telecoms and remote sensing data for anticipating the spread of infectious diseases.

The Makerere University AI lab in the Department of Computer Science, College of Computing and Information Sciences, and the Marconi Society Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Makerere University, are implementing a joint research project titled: “ICT Platform for the Pathogen Economy (IPPE).” The project is a commercial Integrated AI-driven platform for screening diseases of national priority, including COVID-19, cervical and breast cancer. The research project is funded by the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Secretariat at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Uganda to help develop a robust software platform to support their critical internal business processes.



Job Summary:

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.



Roles 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.



Minimum Qualifications for Makerere University Jobs 2022:

  • 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.
  • Ability to think creatively and critically about multimedia content while ensuring brand guidelines align.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.



How To Apply for Makerere University Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 12th August 2022



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