Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 24th ka June 2022.

PR & Marketing Administrator (Project-based contract CEO Management SAIMI) (9D80)

Nelson Mandela University - Gqeberha, Eastern Cape

Contract | Public Relations

Closing date yi 24th ka June 2022


  • SAIMI seeks to appoint an experienced PR & Marketing Administrator to oversee the public relations and marketing portfolio, including coordination of SAIMI online presence, i.e. website and social media; coordination, promotion and facilitation of the Maritime Awareness and Outreach Programme; including liaison with marketing and advertising agency and relevant stakeholders.
  • The positions report to the Operations Director.


  • Diploma in public relations management, journalism/media, marketing, or related field. 
  • Additional qualification will be an advantage.
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in public relations and/or marketing management.
  • Experience in content development and publishing in digital and social media an advantage.
  • Insight into maritime sector would be an advantage.
  • After-hours work and local travel may be required.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good understanding and awareness of target markets and marketing methods and vision to drive and implement.
  • Strong marketing and PR skills and knowledge of relevant publications.
  • In depth knowledge of website technology, copy writing and audio-visual processes.
  • Good grasp of financial implications and adherence to budgets.
  • Ability to conduct marketing research.
  • Knowledge of industry, relevant publications, and good administrative skills.
  • Competent in social media management
  • Project Management skills and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain excellent professional relationships.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong ability to use own initiative.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly word-processing software, spreadsheets, databases, web-based platforms, competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and within tight timelines.
  • Possess good problem-solving skills.
  • Relationship building and team orientation.


Communications and Public Relations:

  • Develop the public relations and media plan.
  • Compiling information to be included in the annual SAIMI reports and brochures.
  • Coordinate publication of newsletters.
  • Ensure a central, coordinated approach to media liaison and act as key SAIMI media contact.
  • Provide relevant information for press releases and distribution to relevant media.
  • Liaising with advertising and PR agency and other service providers.
  • Coordinate traffic and production of SAIMI marketing materials, advertising, corporate gifts etc.
  • Develop, publish, and coordinate SAIMI online presence, including websites and social media platforms.
  • Promote SAIMI and stakeholders’ events and opportunities.
  • Coordinate communications with various stakeholders via electronic and digital platforms.

Branding and Marketing:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the SAIMI brand strategy and corporate identity.
  • To coordinate and assist in developing the annual marketing plan for SAIMI and its individual units and overseeing its implementation.
  • To conduct marketing research and capture relevant marketing data on a database.
  • To provide consultancy services on media strategies and marketing material such as layout and design, editing, costing and production and distribution procedures.
  • To coordinate SAIMI’s marketing campaigns.
  • To source, order, and traffic the production of all branding, marketing, and communication material for the institution.
  • Provide relevant information to be advertised on the website.
  • To coordinate and process all supplier payments for advertising and branding material on time.
  • To ensure that all advertisements, branding, and marketing materials adhere to SAIMI’s corporate identity and brand specifications.

Events and Project Management:

  • Develop project plans for public relations, marketing, and events programmes.
  • Manage service providers appointed for events.
  • Ensure projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project.
  • Participate in the development of project plans and monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating progress thereof.
  • Ensure projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project.
  • Overseeing daily implementation of day-to-day operations of the project including needs assessment and setting goals and objectives.
  • Managing and coordinating all the administrative duties of the project including liaising with relevant stakeholders regarding buy-in, project status and milestones.
  • Coordinating and attending meetings including establishing and maintaining internal and external contacts as necessary.
  • Preparing and maintaining all related documentation and reports related to the project and managing provision of feedback and reports to stakeholders.
  • Acting as a resource person by performing research, analyzing information, providing documentation, and preparing reports for stakeholders.
  • Verifies and analyses the accuracy of all data and information used or generated by project; resolves any discrepancies or problems.
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings.
  • Event management using SAIMI’s electronic stakeholder and communications platform.

Information Management:

  • Coordinate the usage and maintenance of SAIMI’s electronic stakeholder and communications platform.
  • Maintain current and relevant information on the status of tasks on the project plan.
  • Prepare any narrative reports necessary, for approval by the Programme Managers to internal or external stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain a library of project materials.

Financial Management:

  • Responsible for maintaining budget within areas of responsibilities e.g. monitor and control expenditure on stationery, travel/accommodation, general expenses, events / functions.
  • Monitor expenditure and progress to ensure that targets are met.
  • Assist with preparing and monitoring Programme budget.
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure that the travel and subsistence component is completed in compliance with the University’s financial processes and procedures.
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure that payments & reimbursements are made.
  • Liaise with the stakeholders to gather information and prepare the periodic financial reports for approval.

Secretarial and Administrative Support:

  • Dealing with programme inquiries and referring to correct person as appropriate.
  • Organizes and coordinates meetings, workshops, conferences, and other special events, as required.

Additional Information

  • Interviews may be conducted virtually.

Contact for more information on the position

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