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Chief Corporate Communications Officer Career – Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roads established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads.
As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the positions below with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:
Chief Corporate Communications Officer
Ref: KURA/CA/11/11
JG 7
1 Post
The successful candidate will report to the Director General.
Job Summary
The job holder will be responsible for the Authority strategies aimed at promoting and enhancing its image.
Key responsibilities
·         Develop and implement communications and media strategies, promotional materials such as banners, brochures etc.
·         Develop programmed video documentaries and manage corporate branding.
·         Manage national and international media relations and events.
·         Prepare press releases, media adverts, supplements, programme documentation, coordinate proactive and reactive media tours and organize press conferences, coordinate media interviews for staff, write position papers and act as organization contact person to the media.
·         Directing KURA’s publicity programmes to the various publics.
·         Draft speeches, news releases and any other presentation as required.
·         Maintaining the Authority’s website and ensuring that it is updated and remains relevant for purposes of information dissemination.
·         Gathering information, writing articles and editing newsletters, reports, journals and other publicity materials.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Degree in Public Relations, Communications or other related field.
·         A Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
·         Ability to grasp complex technical and business concepts and express them in clear language, be flexible and open to changing priorities of the Authority and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with compressed time frames.
·         Proficiency in ICT.
·         At least Five (5) years relevant working experience and three (3) years at a senior management level in an organization serving a large and demanding public.
·         Must have good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
·         Be a Member of a recognized and relevant Professional Body i.e. Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).
·         Excellent written and verbal skills both in English and Kiswahili.
·         Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the media, government officials, employees, donors and the general public.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as may be required. If you don’t hear from us by 15th of May 2011 please consider yourself unsuccessful.
Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 11th March 2011 at 5:00PM.
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked. Only short
listed candidates will be contacted.
The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Bishops Road
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi

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