Ref: BKB/HR/PRO/03/2012-2013

Reporting to the Director Strategic Communications, the PR & Communication Officer will play a supporting role in the day to day operations and execution of the Communication department's strategy to enable the department deliver on set objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director Strategic Communication to implement communication and Public engagement strategies in line with BKB's mandate,
  • Liaise with agencies to ensure communication projects are executed in a timely and efficient manner,
  • Develop proposals to the Director Communication that will communicate Brand Kenya Board's initiatives and objectives,
  • Liaise with news media organizations for collaboration in communicating Brand Kenya Board's initiatives,
  • Daily media monitoring and reporting
  • Content development and monitoring of social media - twitter, facebook
  • Prepare news releases and news features for internal and external publications
  • Prepare write ups for annual reports and country information booklets/brochures
  • Content development for the Board's website
  • Development of presentations and drafting speeches
  • Assist in preparation of pre production material for development of video documentaries, infomercials,
  • Development and maintenance of a Brand Kenya Board Photo library
  • Assist in preparation and management of BKB's participation in Trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Liaison with third party suppliers
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
  • Assist in development of communication and media strategies in the Board

    Position requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication or Public Relations or equivalent,
  • At least three (3) years experience in a busy Organization's Corporate/Communication department.
  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) or relevant professional body.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism or related field is an added advantage.

    Key competencies:

  • Experience in Media relations and management
  • Ability to express self, clearly articulate issues and multi-task
  • Knowledge of creative design and print production processes
  • Excellent writing and editing skills - English and Kiswahili
  • Working knowledge of photography, video and radio production
  • A working knowledge of Power point, MS word excel
  • Self driven, result oriented and a team player
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters

    If you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the set criteria for the above positions, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, and E-mail and day time contacts.

    Further attach copies of your professional and academic certificates and any other testimonials.

    Please quote the position and reference number on the application letter and envelope.

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the right candidates.

    The successful candidates will work on permanent and pensionable terms subject to satisfactory performance of the roles and responsibilities.

    NB: All applications with copies of relevant supporting documents must be send to address below not later than 15th June 2012.

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Brand Kenya Board, NHIF Building 4th Floor.
    Upper Hill, Nairobi
    P.O. Box 40500 - 00100

    Tel: +254 2 271 5236/7

    Please note that Brand Kenya Board is an equal opportunity employer.

    Any form of canvassing for above positions will lead to automatic disqualification.