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Principal Corporate Communication

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

Marketing & Communications

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Job Summary

The Principal Corporate Communication is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Corporate Communication strategy

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:8 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 (Revised 2014), to promote Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally in the areas of education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.

To enable it to fulfil its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented, and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant positions specifically under the terms and conditions advertised:

JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS FOR VACANT POSTS

8. PRINCIPAL CORPORATE COMMUNICATION: KNC 5 -1 POST

Job Title
Principal Corporate Communication
Grade
KNC 5
Place to Work
Nairobi
Reports To
Manager, Corporate Communication
Purpose of the Job
The Principal Corporate Communication is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Corporate Communication strategy
Remuneration
Gross pay Ksh. 192,896.00 – 243,465.00
Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
Medical Allowance - As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Group Life & Accident Cover - As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Terms
Permanent and Pensionable

a) Job Description
The Principal Corporate Communication Officer is responsible for the following functions:
i. incorporating online tools and in-person networking to create relationships and ultimately build the Commission’s brand, both online and off line;
ii. writing blog posts, articles, newsletters, communications materials, and material for social media channels;
iii. marketing through social media– creating, managing and growing the Commission’s presence through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other strategically relevant online properties;
iv. planning event– attending industry events and planning meet ups for KNATCOM’s leadership;
v. managing incoming media requests and building relationships with industry journalists; creating, executing and measuring media campaigns;
vi. supporting customer – collecting reports, and forwarding clients feedbacks to the management;
vii. managing any online feedback forums;
viii. implementing strategic communications plans and to provide local market insight for the authorities public-facing communications;
ix. analysing– Using Google Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on metrics, and continually find ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives;
x. working with journalists, media producers, editors and strategic influencers;
xi. gathering information on programmes and significant events in a specific KNATCOM Cluster area;
xii. scheduling media interviews; and
xiii. developing media plans, distribute and follow up media releases, book interviews and respond to media request.

a) Duties and responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities will entail:

i. responding to all queries in respect of KNATCOM from general public, media, special interest groups etc;
ii. ensuring that collaterals for KNATCOM functions and other forms of communications by the Commission are prepared and issued in line with KNATCOM brand Guidelines and are aligned with overall communications strategy;
iii. collecting, receiving and communicating information that may inform KNATCOM strategic direction;
iv. preparing and submitting weekly, monthly and periodic reports within schedule and up to standard;
v. distributing press releases and media kits;
vi. drafting in-house stories and publications such as the KNATCOM’s magazine (Jarida), brochures, flyers, notices and advertisements;
vii. maintaining and regularly update data base and mailinglist of all stakeholders;
viii. preparing public relations materials to be used in various departmental events
ix. maintaining media database;
x. monitoring the press on pertinent Commission issues;
xi. updating the Commission’s website and digital platforms as advised and engage with users on social media sites such as twitter and Facebook;
xii. organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days, workshops and fairs;
xiii. keeping calendars and diarize events (editorial, press conferences, events);filing, folioing and maintain Corporate Communication Department registry;
xiv. taking newsworthy photos for the Commission’s photo gallery;
xv. ensuring proper selection and storage of promotional videos, photography, films, multimedia, and publicity materials and monitor usage Compile Performance Contract evidence and proper file and folio;
xvi. compiling, receive complaints and update the Commission’ complaints register;
xvii. monitoring and compile report on usage of publicity and CSR budgets;
xviii. compile CSR and publicity reports and prepare proposals for the Committee meetings;
xix. Organizing and execution of Public relations campaigns and events;
xx. conducting customer satisfaction surveys; and
xxi. editing publicity and communication materials as advised.
xxii. any other duties as may be assigned.

c) Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least

i. a minimum period of eight (8) years in relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in supervisory role in a position in the public service or private sector;
ii. a minimum of a Master’s Degree in any of the following ; Public relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iii. Bachelor’s Degree in any the following; Public relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iv. minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;
v. professional qualification and membership to a professional body;
vi. proficiency in computer applications; and
vii. supervisory Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;

d) Key Competencies and Skills
i. Communication skills,
ii. Problem solving skills,
iii. Analytical skills,
iv. Interpersonal Skills
v. Negotiation skills

HOW TO APPLY

1. Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at www.unesco.go.ke/careers
For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website: www.unesco.go.ke/careers
All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.

Note:
(i) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(ii) Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(iii) Successful candidates will be required to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

SECRETARY GENERAL/CEO
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
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