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Massive Recruitment at KBC, Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) whose aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television services wishes to fill the following vacant position with a result-oriented, dynamic and self-driven person:-
Architectural Assistant
Ref: TECH/02/11/2016
1 Position
The Role: Reporting to the Manager Technical Services, the Architectural Assistant will be responsible for the overall preparation of preliminary and final architectural designs and details of given projects.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Undertake accurate drawings for buildings and development projects
·         Produce Engineering drawings (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical & Structural drawings)
·         Prepare and maintain systematic archiving of drawings by indexing, categorizing and cataloguing
·         Supervise all civil works and certification of the same
·         Prepare comprehensive specifications and Bills of Quantities for all construction works
·         Ensure that the materials used in the repairs and maintenance of all construction works meets the recommended standards
·         Submit monthly reports on the works /projects undertaken
·         Prepare various projection coverage maps to assist in the designs of the Transmitters.
Minimum Requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Architecture /Architectural Technology with two (2) years experience i.e. (1 year in the design of projects and 1 year in construction administration)Higher National Diploma in Architectural Technology with five (5) years experience i.e. (3 years in the design of projects and 2 years in construction administration)
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·         Creative and analytical skills
·         Must be computer literate.

Manager, Technical Services
Ref: TECH/01/11/2016
1 Position
The Role: Reporting to the Managing Director, the Technical Services Manager will be responsible for
·         facilitating high quality maintenance of radio and television broadcasts, broadcast equipment/systems and related facilities owned or operated by KBC;
·         supporting the daily production and operations of the KBC radio and television network, including audio and video production, staff support and training, on-air studio operations and automation systems; and also
·         overseeing the strategic direction of broadcast technologies and system, their acquisition, deployment, use and post-implementation.
Specific Terms: Permanent and Pensionable terms of service.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Management of KBC broadcast and technical services resources; planning for their acquisition, implementation and optimal utilization /operation
·         Overseeing the strategic development and improvement of broadcasting systems, their maintenance and decommissioning
·         Planning and scheduling of all activities in Technical Services Department and ensuring they are completed within specified deadlines and budgets
·         Preparation and approval of technical services specifications to be used in the procurement of the required Engineering facilities
·         Ensuring efficient, effective and timely implementation of Engineering projects in the Department
·         Development, implementation and review technical services policies, procedures, standards and master plans
·         Conducting staff performance appraisals and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives in the Department
·         Responsible for the overall discipline and performance of the staff in the Department
·         Preparing budgets for Technical Services department
·         Monitoring and optimizing the performance of engineering technical facilities.
Minimum Requirements:
Educational and Professional Requirements
·         Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication / Electronics Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
·         Must be a registered member of Engineering Registration Board of Kenya or any other recognized Engineering Body.
Minimum Experience
·         At least ten (10) years practical experience in a broadcasting environment and conversant with media legislation, digital broadcast, multimedia /web services, convergence of technologies and technological trends in the broadcasting industry

·         Must have worked in a senior management position for at least three (3) years and overseeing the operations of key systems in a similar organization in size to KBC
·         Have demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative ability required for direction and coordination of planning, development and maintenance of engineering technical facilities
·         Must be computer literate.

Brand Managers
Ref: MKT/01/11/2016
SS BE 4 (1 Post –TV Services; 1 Post- Radio Services)
The Role: Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the successful applicants will be responsible for the overall Development and Management of Radio and Television Brands with the aim of achieving and maintaining leadership positions in the market.
Specific Terms: Three (3) years renewable contract based on positive performance output.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Prepare and Implement annual brand plans to achieve set targets.
·         Ensure Brand profitability is achieved through optimal management of resources.
·         Collect, Analyze & Prepare brand reports and conduct competitive market analysis.
·         Develop and Implement Brand Communication Strategies.
·         Liaise with External Agencies in developing and implementing Brand Strategies.
·         Plan and Coordinate Market Research activities.
·         Identify and Initiate Brand Improvements to meet changing market needs
·         Responsible for New Product(s) Development
·         Utilize Consumer-driven Insights to drive long-term growth of the Brands
Education Requirements:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Marketing option) or related field from a recognized University
·         Masters Degree (Marketing option) will be an added advantage.
Professional Requirements:
·         Strong understanding of brand management
·         Must be able to work collaboratively with Agencies and Internal resources to build brand equity
·         Post-Graduate Diploma in marketing preferred.
Minimum Experience:
·         Must have served in a Brand Management position for at least five (5) years with demonstrable professional ability in a large and busy organization.

Radio Programmes Manager
Ref: RAD/01/11/2016
1 Position
The Role: Reporting to the Managing Director, the Radio Programmes Manager will be responsible for developing, directing and controlling the vision, mission, goals, strategies, policies and processes for Radio Department in line with radio market dynamics and KBC Corporate strategies, targets, obligations, regulations and approved procedures.
Specific Terms: Three (3) years renewable contract based on positive performance output.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Setting Departmental goals, performance targets, positioning strategies and work plans for the Department in line with Corporate strategic plan, Board and Management resolutions and other public interest, commercial and listener strategic considerations
·         Interpreting and enforcing Corporate goals and strategies within the Department
·         Formulating and implementing approved Radio programmes and Radio Stations strategic plans
·         Principal accounting and advising officer on all radio matters within the Department
·         Budgeting and Accounting for the Departmental expenditure
·         Facilitating Radio broadcasts and programme services
·         Formulating and implementing approved Radio Services proposals, concepts, pilots and programmes based on budget projections, value and relevance of the idea, its conformity to Editorial policy and station style as well as availability of required resources
·         Conducting staff performance appraisals and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives in the Department
·         Responsible for the overall discipline and performance of staff in the Department.
Minimum Requirements:
 Educational Requirements
·         Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Broadcast Journalism, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
Professional Requirements
·         Diploma in Radio Production, Mass Communication or Broadcast Journalism
Minimum Experience
·         Ten (10) years working experience. Must have served in the position of Assistant Radio Programmes Manager or its equivalent for at least three (3) years; OR as Station Manager or its equivalent for a period of five (5) years or its equivalent in a reputable broadcast media organization of similar size to KBC
·         Must be conversant with contemporary and future trends and dynamics of broadcast media industry.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit a detailed updated CV; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; application/cover letter demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant position and names/contact information for three (3) referees.
Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 25th November, 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Those who had applied earlier for these positions need not re-apply.
Managing Director
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 30456-00100

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