Vacancy for 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: Public Relations Specialist

Type of contract: Full-time

Start date: As soon as possible

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, sponsorships 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 cut-off date for application is October 1, 2023.

For more information about UFAZ, please visit