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Kenyatta University Director, Communication & Public Relations and Senior Administrative Assistant (Marketing) Jobs

Kenyatta University
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)
Job Opportunities
Kenyatta University is located about 16 Kilometers from Nairobi on Thika – Nairobi Highway. Its core mission
is to provide quality education and promote scholarship for sustainable individual and societal development.
To support the realization of its strategic and vision plan, the University seeks to recruit eligible and qualified
individuals for the following posts:
Job Title: KU/DCPR
Grade 14/1
Director, Communication & Public Relations

Reports to: Vice – Chancellor
Location: Kenyatta University Main Campus
Job Purpose: To offer expertise advice to the Vice – Chancellor and provide communication leadership and
direction for internal and external publics in order to contribute to the realization of Kenyatta University’s
strategic and vision plans.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
The principal duties of the incumbent include:
·         Plan, develop and implement Public Relations and Communication strategies, including advertising roles.
·         Establish and develop the University’s corporate relationship with the print and electronic media, including collating and analyzing relevant media coverage on University activities.
·         Manage, train and motivate direct reporting staff according to University procedures, policy and employment law.
·         Coordinating the preparing and production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes.
·         Coordinate social corporate responsibility programmes, including corporate partnerships and community based projects.
·         Coordinate key internal and external corporate events, including VIPs visit to Kenyatta University.
·         Managing the Public Relations aspect of potential crisis situation in the University.
·         Develop presentations, speeches, and outlines as directed by the Vice chancellor.
·         Monitor and report on Communication and Public Relations activities and provide relevant management information.
Person Specification
·         Postgraduate degree in Public Relations / Mass Communication or related field, with at least five years of progressive professional experience in the field of Communication and/or Public relations.
·         Proficiency in oral and written English, including the ability to write and critically edit analytical and policy papers, and to prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentations.
·         Demonstrated success in developing communications campaigns and programs, preferably in a University or large public organization.
·         Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with University staff at all levels, and other external stakeholders.
·         Ability to handle multiple assignments, work under pressure and maintain organized work habits.
Job Title: KU/SAA
Grade 10/1
Senior Administrative Assistant (Marketing)
Reports to: Director, Communication & Public Relations
Location: Kenyatta University Main Campus
Job Purpose: To plan and carry out relevant Marketing activities, so as to meet the University’s targets for
growth and financial sustainability in accordance with agreed work plans.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
The principal duties of the incumbent include:
·         Formulate and implement marketing plans, including relevant customer acquisition and development programmes.
·         Establish and maintain up to date computerized customer and prospects database.
·         Maintain and develop corporate image and reputation, and protect University’s brands via suitable Marketing activities.
·         Carry out regular market research, competitor and customer surveys.
·         Follow up on sales enquiries by post, telephone and personal visits.
·         Monitor and report on marketing activities and provide relevant management information.
Person Specification
·         Relevant undergraduate degree in marketing or related field, with at least three years work experience in the field of marketing in a large public or private institution.
·         Must be adept in use of MS Office 2007, particularly excel, PowerPoint, and word, and also ability to use internet and email facilities.
·         Self driven, reliable, tolerant, result oriented with a positive outlook, and clear focus on high quality and business development.
·         Ability to handle multiple assignments, work under pressure and maintain organized work habits.
Interested candidates should send their applications, specifying the position applied for, including a detailed and updated CV indicating day time phone numbers, email as well as names and contact information of three references, should reach the following address by October 30th, 2010.
Deputy Vice – Chancellor Administration
Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844 – GPO 00100
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The positions are on a 2 year renewable contract based on performance.
Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer.

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