The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST). University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University offering applied Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields.
UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuous Education and development and more. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art training facilities. UDST boasts more than 20 years of experience in Qatar; it started as a College and transformed into a university in 2021.
With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, UDST is the destination for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Our faculty are committed to developing students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates that are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Marketing and Communications Directorate – Profile:
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Marketing and Communications Directorate is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Senior Manager, Communications. Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the Senior Manager, Communications must possess the skills and expertise necessary to support the Marketing and Communications Directorate of the University and fully implementing UDST’s mission and vision.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an organized strategist with strong communication and people skills who will develop and implement UDST’s strategies for communications to support and advance UDST’s brand and positioning in the market. Furthermore, the individual will manage as well as promote the reputation and public image of UDST.
The successful candidate will support in developing the Marketing and Communications business plan in alignment with UDST’s strategy and prepare comprehensive plan for marketing, communications and public relations, incorporating the use of traditional and digital channels and media to support and enhance UDST’s brand positioning.
The successful candidate will support the Director, Marketing and Communications in guiding and preparing the senior management and academic staff in their capacity as UDST representatives during media interviews and speaking engagements to ensure continuity and coordination of strategic messages along with interaction with various stakeholders of UDST.
The incumbent will develop strong working relationships with media and serve as the key contact to oversee and manage all media interactions thus obtaining optimized amount of earned media to effectively and strategically communicate UDST accomplishments in the national and international media on a regular basis.
The successful candidate will collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop plans and execute events that deliver strategic value, student experience and brand development. Moreover, candidate will extend support when needed to other stakeholders for content management of UDST’s intranet site, electronic signage and production of newsletter, flyers and internal events.
The incumbent will handle the issues management and message development during emergency, crisis situations along with monitoring existing/emerging issues and manage all communications thereby providing support to senior management to determine best approach to potential issues that could impact UDST and recommend measures to mitigate any reputational damage, communicating UDST positions to media and other stakeholders.
The successful candidate will manage copy writing for all publications, marketing and promotional materials, speeches, presentations and news releases to ensure alignment with UDST communications strategies/plans and also prepare/review reports and feedback, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and proposed strategies for communications and their contribution to the achievement of strategic goals.
The incumbent will provide professional development support by identifying appropriate learning and development opportunities and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates based on UDST’s Employee Performance Management framework to ensure continual high performance of employees in alignment with UDST’s mission and mandate.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, processes, guidelines governing all aspects of the Communications.
Education and Certifications:
Master’s degree in Marketing and Communications or related field required.
Professional certification is preferred.
Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in Communications or related field with minimum 3 years of managerial experience.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic language required.
Other Required Skills:
Highly reliable individual with an exemplary track record of Communications and interpersonal skills in a post-secondary institution. A coach and mentor with strong communications and PR skills along with good time management is preferred. Candidate should be team player and possess ability of managing resource, quality, risk and media relations. Ability to plan and execute communications is a core expertise required for this role.