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Programmes Officer (Re-Advertisement) Job Vacancy in Nairobi

The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Act, 2007 as the leading institution in the regulation of media and in the conduct and discipline of journalists.

It is mandated amongst other to register and accredit journalists, register media establishments, handle complaints from the public and create and publish yearly media audit on the Media Freedom in Kenya.

Council membership is drawn from media stakeholders in Kenya including the Media Owners Association, Kenya Union of Journalists, Kenya Correspondents Association, Kenya Editors Guild, Public Relations Society of Kenya, Kenya News Agency, Private and Public Universities, the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and the Law Society of Kenya.

In its bid to fulfil its mandate, the Council seeks to recruit a self -driven and result-oriented individual to fill the position of Programmes Officer.

Overall Purpose of the Position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Programmes Officer will supervise and lead programme support staff and coordinate project activities.

He /she will work in close collaboration with training and media monitoring team, technical advisors and experts, donors and partners, consultants, government officials and civil society to ensure successful media programmes implementation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop project proposals and reports for donors.
  • Ensure creation of strategic partnerships and ensure implementation of the resource mobilization strategies.
  • Ensure provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management.
  • Design and implement media programmes.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of MCK's media related programmes.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Media Studies or Development Communication. Post graduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years hands on experience in media and journalism related issues at national level;
  • Good understanding and experience in programme/project cycle management;
  • Good understanding of programme finances and demonstrated experience of formulating, tracking and reporting against budgets;
  • Excellent in time management, demonstrated capacity of multi-tasking and working effectively under pressure for extended periods and meet strict deadlines;
  • Strong research, policy analysis and fundraising skills;
  • Ability to engage substantively with networks of professionals in the media industry and government;
  • A strong team player, supervisor and willing to lend a hand to other team members, when required;
  • Good skills in using office software applications, intranet and internet based applications;
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and high sense of responsibility;
  • Knowledge of media ownership configuration, media policy, laws and regulations and media role in democracy in Kenya.
Qualified and interested candidates should send their applications by 13th January 2012 to:

The Executive Director
Media Council of Kenya
P.O. Box 43132- 00100


Or hand deliver applications to:

Media Council of Kenya,
Ground Floor, British American Insurance Centre
at Mara/Ragati Road Junction in Upper Hill.

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