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Chief Corporate Communication Officer Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Chief Corporate Communication Officer
Ref: No. CCM/02/11
Department / Section: Corporate Communications
Reports To: Manager – Corporate Communications Officer
Job Purpose: To assist in the administration of the various communication activities in the section.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Assist the Corporate Communication Manager in all communication and events management activities by:
1.    Organising events as directed by the Corporate Communication Manager
2.    Screening media and all publications with regard to KCAA activities
3.    Drafting communication to internal and external publics as required, including press releases
4.    Responding to ad-hoc queries from external public
5.    Supervising the layout, printing, publication and distribution of the Authority’s newsletter, brochures, pamphlets, posters and other printing materials
6.    Overseeing the publication in the media all advertising materials and institutional advertisements
7.    Monitoring KCAA’s Customer service levels
§  Create programmes of information on the Authority’s activities, facilities and services using appropriate communication tools.
§  Supervise and monitor KCAA customer care levels
§  Perform any other duty as may be directed by the Director General from time to time.
Qualifications
§  A Bachelors Degree in Public Relations or in a relevant field such as Communications/Marketing from a recognized University; or a Bachelors Degree in relevant social science area with a diploma in any relevant area such as Public Relations/Communications/Marketing from a recognized University.
§  A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
Experience
§  At least 5 years experience gained in related areas such as events management, press relations, and public relations etc
Knowledge and skills
§  Good Planning and organizing skills to effectively manage various types of communication and events
§  Written communication skills to draft press releases, speeches, news articles and other written communications.
§  An ability to differentiate between what can be communicated or not, and how to communicate it;
§  Requires diplomacy to manage sensitive information
§  Ability to develop mutually beneficial professional, on-going relationships with internal and external publics
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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