Communications Officer Job in Kenya

The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) is established under the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015. 

The Authority’s mission is ‘To facilitate access to procurement opportunities through enabling regulations that fosters value for money for national socio-economic development’. 

Towards this end, the Authority is seeking to recruit a results oriented professional to fill the following vacant position:

Principal Corporate Communications Officer

Ref: COM/4/2016
(1 Position)
  • Basic salary Ksh 133,000 x 13,000 – 172,000 x 14,000 – 228,000
  • House Allowance Ksh 55,000
  • Commuter Allowance Ksh 15,000
Job Descriptions and Specifications
Reporting to the Corporation Secretary / Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs,the duties and responsibilities of the Principal Corporate Communications Officer will be 
  • to develop and deliver effective communications between the Authority and its internal and external audiences through a range of channels, including media relations, campaigns and publications; 
  • managing stakeholder engagements; 
  • coordinating all public outreach and awareness programs; 
  • events coordination; 
  • managing protocol and providing professional advice and 
  • support to the Authority’s departments on all communications and public relations matters.
The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in mass communications or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Nine (9) years relevant experience in corporate communications;
  • Must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidence and trust regarding sensitive issues;
  • Certificate/transcript in MS Office suite; and
  • Current membership to the Public Relations Society of Kenya.
A master’s degree in communication or its equivalent will be an added advantage.

All employees are also entitled to the following benefits:
  • Membership to Pension Scheme whose contributions levels are Employer 20% and Employee 10% of Basic Salary respectively.
  • Insurance covers on Medical Benefits (Self & family), Group Life, Group Personal Accident covers and WIBA.
How to Apply
a) Each application should be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card / Passport, PPRA Formal Application form (CLICK HEREto download) and attach copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

b) All applications should be clearly marked “Application for (indicate the position applied for)’’, on the envelope and submitted on or before 21st October, 2016 in any ONE of the following ways:

(i) Hand delivered applications should be taken to the reception desk on 11th floor, National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.

(ii) Posted applications should be addressed to:

Director General
Public Procurement Regulatory Authority
11th Floor, National Bank Building
P. O. Box 58535-00200,

c) Interested applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution and in addition must, get clearance from the following bodies:
(i) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
(ii) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board;
(iii) Self-Declaration Form acknowledged and stamped by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
(iv) Police Clearance Certificate from the Criminal Investigation Department.
NOTE: Clearance from the above institutions will not be criteria for short listing of candidates.
However, short listed candidates will be required to provide evidence of clearance during the interviews.

If you have the required qualifications, please submit your detailed application to the address above by 21st October, 2016 quoting on the top of the envelope the job reference title for the position you are applying for.

PPRA is an equal employment provider and all Kenyans in their diversity, including persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. 

We recognize that our strength lies in the diversity of our staff.

Only the shortlisted candidates who will be contacted.

Candidates are advised that any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.