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Deputy Director, Corporate Communications

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)

Job Summary

The Job holder will be in charge of the Corporate Communications department overseeing corporate communications, media management strategies and management of the Authority’s brand and image.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.
In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority wishes to fill the following vacant positions with creative, proactive, visionary and tenacious Kenyan citizens with the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment.

3. DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, KeNHA GRADE 3 - (Ref. No. KeNHA/DD-CC/018/2020)
Job Title: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS KeNHA
GRADE 3
1 Position
Terms of Service Contract
Place of Work: Headquarters
Directorate: Policy Strategy & Compliance
Reporting to: Director, Policy Strategy & Compliance
Supervises: Assistant Director, Corporate Communications

a) Job Purpose
The Job holder will be in charge of the Corporate Communications department overseeing corporate communications, media management strategies and management of the Authority’s brand and image.

b) Job Description

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

(i) formulating corporate affairs and communication policies, strategies, procedures and systems;
(ii) coordinating all corporate and related events in the Authority;
(iii) overseeing the implementation of the Authority’s corporate communications strategy;
(iv) planning and conducting programs designed to create and maintain a positive corporate image;
(v) planning and directing the communication strategies and policies;
(vi) coordinating the production of in-house publications;
(vii) facilitating the review and implementation of internal communications strategies;
(viii) supervising the publications of Authority’s communications materials;
(ix) managing corporate communications and media relations as;
(x) managing Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes;
(xi) managing stakeholders relationships;
(xii) coordinating service delivery surveys;
(xiii) coordinating integrity assurance programmes;
(xiv) Managing performance in Corporate Communications Department ;
(xv) Training and developing of staff of the Department.

c) Job Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

(i) A minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least five (5) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
(ii) Masters Degree in any of the following: - Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iii) Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: - Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iv) Fellow membership from Public Relations Society of Kenya;
(v) Demonstrated Leadership and Management Competency including Project Management skills.
(vi) Proven Proficiency in computer applications including knowledge in desktop publishing; and
(vii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

For a detailed Job Profile and Specification, and general information on KeNHA, please visit the Authority’s website www.kenha.co.ke.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. Applicants with disability are requested to indicate their status on the application cover letter for ease of identification.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and shall be required to present the following documents during the interview.
- Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Clearance Certificate
- Kenya revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
- Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
- Certificate of Good Conduct issued by National Police Service
- Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The terms of appointment for the above position shall be for a three (3) year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance:

Candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should submit their applications so as to reach the specific address shown below by close of business on 7th December, 2020 at 5.00pm. Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees. Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

Applications for the positions of Director, Audit Services Grade 2; Deputy Director, Research & Innovation Grade 3 and Deputy Director, Corporate Communications Grade 3 clearly quoting the reference number (as shown in the detailed Job Specifications) should be hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 4th Floor (Outside the Director General’s Office) OR Emailed to Boardrecruitment@kenha.co.ke. And addressed to:-

The Chairman-Board of Directors,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Barabara Plaza, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Off Airport South Road, along Mazao Road
P.O. Box 49712 - 00100 Nairobi.


Applications for the positions of Assistant Director, Social Safeguards Grade 4; Assistant Director, Audit Services Grade 4; Assistant Director, Legal Services Grade 4 ; Senior Internal Auditor Grade 5; Senior Knowledge Management Officer Grade 5 ; Internal Auditor Grade 6 and Security Officer Grade 6 clearly quoting the reference number should be hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 2nd Floor (Outside the HRM Department Office OR Emailed to Managementrecruitment@kenha.co.ke. , and addressed to:-
The Director General,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Barabara Plaza, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Off Airport South Road, along Mazao Road
P.O. Box 49712 - 00100 Nairobi.


Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documentation /details will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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