14 Apr 2022

Planning Officer at SUMAIT

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Job Description


The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) is built on the foundation of the former University College of Education Zanzibar established in 1998 by a charity organization; Kuwait based, Direct Aid (DA). In line with this expansion, SUMAIT wishes to invites applications from suitable qualified Individuals to fill the vacant Academic and administrative posts as follows:-

Planning Officer (1 post)
As part of a team, the Planning Officer will assist with the development, implementation and continual improvement of the University’s planning, quality and marketing strategy. The role of

Planning Officer is to assist in the planning, development and delivery of agreed aspects of the marketing and Planning, widening access and community engagement activities and student recruitment activities for the University.

Essential Duties, Tasks& Responsibilities:

Providing Technical expert on University plans, programmes and projects;
Assisting DVC Administration in preparing short term plans and ensuring resources allocation;
Co-coordinating and controlling plans as well as effective and efficient utilization of marketing strategies;
Plans, develops, implements, and coordinates strategic operational of marketing, and administrative programs, projects, and/or services of broad significance to the University.
Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, Marketing, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
Determines need and plans, develops, and assesses a wide range of integrated communications strategies and programs for and on behalf of the university’s principal executive.
Contribute in the implementation of marketing strategies of the University.
Organize and attend marketing activities or events to raise brand awareness
Plan advertising and promotional campaigns for products or services on a variety of media (social, print etc.)
Prepare content for the publication of marketing material and oversee distribution
Conduct market research to identify opportunities for promotion and growth.

Holder of at least Bachelor’s degree in Planning, business administration, development planning and Management, Project Planning and Management or other relevant field of Studies.
Possession of Masters in Planning, business administration, development planning and Management or other related field is an added advantage.
Good command of written and spoken English language and possession of marketing skills;
Working experience of at least three (3) years in the same field in higher learning Institution or large/reputable public/private organizations;
Solid knowledge of marketing and planning techniques and principles.
Good understanding of market research techniques, statistical and data analysis methods
Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills

Knowledge, skills and ability required

Skilled in Planning and budget preparation and fiscal management.
Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Knowledge and understanding of integrated program planning, marketing, development, and administration within a private’s institution environment.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

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Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications supported by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), certified copies of their certificates, names and addresses of three non-relative referees who can be contacted for references. Foreign awards should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

Salary and Remunerations SUMAIT University offers attractive salary and remunerations according to the University’s Salary Scales. Dead line 28/04/2022 Hand delivered application should reach to SUMAIT, Chukwani Street Zanzibar not later than 3:30hrs on 28th April, 2022. Or you can send your application through: Email at: [email protected]

Applications should be addressed to:

Vice Chancellor, SUMAIT

P.O. Box 1933, Zanzibar.

Email: [email protected]

Shortlisted applicants SHALL be contacted in person.

Abdulraman Al-Sumait University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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