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Public Relations and Communications Manager Career Opportunity in Kenya


Job Title: Public Relations and Communications Manager
 
Reference:PRCM_2012
 
Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd  

Contract:Permanent 

Location: Nairobi 

Available: ASAP
 
Category: Experienced 

Offer: Neg.
 
Profile Introduction
 
Reporting to The Company Secretary and Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, the Public Relations Communications Manager will be responsible for planning and implementation of Centum’s communications, investor relations and brand strategies, both internally & externally.
 
Minimum Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in journalism, marketing or Public Relations is preferred.
  • Professional qualifications in communications/public relations and a member of recognized professional PR body.
  • Over 7 years of PR and Communications work experience
  • Experience working with PR agencies will be an added advantage.
Job Specification- Public Relations and Communications Manager
 
Responsibilities:
 
A successful job holder will be expected to deliver on the following:
  • Investor relations. Design and implement an investor relations strategy that will enhance Centum’s image;
  • Media relations. Effectively co-ordinate media interest in the organization and ensure regular contact with target media;
  • Brand strategy- Effectively implement a brand strategy that will enhance our brand presence in Africa;
  • Corporate Social responsibility- Develop a sustainable CSI strategy geared towards enhancing investment education and develop an activity plan for the corporate sponsorships;
  • Corporate Communication. Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all centum publications; internal & external to ensure effective articulation of Centum’s brand;
  • Crisis and reputation management-design a crisis management system and ensure continuous testing to confirm effectiveness;
  • Developed and execute online strategies that improve our visibility in the social media such as search engine optimization, keyword search, search engine marketing and social media presence.
The successful job holder will:
  • Be an effective leader committed to developing a world class Corporate and Legal Affairs unit;
  • Have a sound grasp and experience on the legal and regulatory compliance environment across the region;
  • Have the intellectual capacity and appropriate educational and professional education and training to handle the complexities of Centum’s business;
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to effectively articulate Centum’s position on issues to a diverse audience both in person and print;
  • Be calm under pressure, yet robust with the ability to express a clear point of view on key issues;
  • Be an emotionally intelligent individual with the ability to cultivate and manage relationships with a globally diverse group of institutions and individuals.
Competencies
  • Demonstrated successful experience in media lobbying and writing press releases
  • Ability to manage relationship with the media counsel.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to work with cross functional teams
How to Apply
 
If you are qualified and up to the challenge visitwww.altimaafrica.com/careers.php and apply online by Friday, 28th September, 2012.
 
Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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