Assistant Director, Corporate Communications, Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The job holder is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that best communicate the Authority’s mission and Mandate to all stakeholders and general public.

Job Specification

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Editing, reviewing, and providing support in the design, production and distribution of newsletters, annual reports, speeches, publications, website contents, reports and outreach materials;
  • Ensuring compliance with corporate citizenship policies;
  • Developing and disseminating media materials of the Authority;
  • Developing and planning crisis management responses in line with Authority corporate guidelines;
  • Creating and delivering media management strategies for corporate issues;
  • Preparing press material for press releases and publications;
  • Maintaining press and other Authority’s contacts database;
  • Developing and publishing in-house newsletters;
  • Drafting of publications on topical issues;
  • Writing speeches and public reports;
  • Liaising with the public and the media on corporate issues; and
  • Undertaking service delivery surveys.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have at least:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following: – Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: – Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Full membership from Public Relations Society of Kenya;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
  • Proficiency in computer applications including knowledge in desktop publishing;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Expert knowledge in Communication, media and public relations
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge on media landscape and newsrooms operations.
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Knowledge of Government operations.
  • Editing skills
  • Budgeting and planning skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Protocol and events management skills
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks Supervisory
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Mentorship skills
  • Team player
  • Active Listener
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence
  • Stress Management
  • Proactive/self-motivated
  • Flexibility
  • Credibility
  • Adaptability skills

How To Apply

All candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should apply online using the provided link accessible via the KeNHA Website by close of business on Monday, 15 th July 2024 at 5:00 pm.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. Applicants with disability are requested to indicate their status on the application link for ease of identification.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and shall be required to present the following documents during the interview.

  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Clearance Certificate
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by National Police Service
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The above documents will not be required at the point of application.

The terms of appointment for the above positions shall be on Permanent & Pensionable Terms of Service:

Applications without the relevant qualifications will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on to apply