Vacancy for Junior Public Relations Specialist

Brief description of UFAZ: UFAZ is an ambitious project initiated by the Presidents of the French Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014. It is administered by the historic university of Azerbaijan - the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) from the Azerbaijani side and the prestigious University of Strasbourg (Unistra) from the French side.  

UFAZ delivers 2 national diplomas (French and Azerbaijani) at the Bachelor level in the following specialties: Computer Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Geophysics, Oil and Gas engineering. And at the Master level in the following specialties: Data bases and artificial intelligence, Chemical engineering, Physical chemistry/cheminformatics, Geosciences. Tuition language is English. 


Position description: 


Position name: Junior Public Relations Specialist 

Type of contract:Full-time  

Start date:  September, 2022 


Job Description: 


  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive list of press, media, and community communication mediums; writes, produces, and distributes press kits, feature stories; 

  • Prepares and supervises the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs; 

  • Provides photographic services including documentation of special events; 

  • Conducts media relations efforts; establishes and maintains contacts with key media personal, develops and implements press conferences, photo sessions, and press/media events; 

  • Collates and analyzes media coverage, keeps track and storage of all UFAZ related content published in the media in Azerbaijan and abroad; 

  • Maintains and updates information on the university's website; 

  • Manages and updates information and engages with users on social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook; 

  • Organizes events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours; 

  • Assists in the development and implementation of a variety of special events and promotional activities; 

  • Works closely with external partners, particularly schools, to oversee development of appropriate relationships; 

  • Evaluates opportunities for partnerships, sponsorship and advertises on an on-going basis. 



  • Master Degree in Marketing, PR, Journalism or related field 

  • Experience as public relations specialist or similar position 

  • Fluency in Azerbaijani and English is a must and French language preferable. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required 

  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) 

  • Precision, strong time management and organizational skills 

  • Excellent communication, presentation and creative thinking skills 

  • Willingness to learn and take on new tasks as needed 

  • Proficiency with computing software such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook 

  • Ability to work under pressure and with tough deadlines. 


Interested candidates are requested to submit in PDF format in English language:  


(1) a letter of interest and motivation specifying suitability for the position 

(2) an updated resume  


Send materials via e-mail to: specifying the Job Title in the subject line.  


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The deadline of application is July 31, 2022.  


For more information about UFAZ, please visit