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FKE Policy Advocacy Director, Communications Manager and Administration Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is the national umbrella organization for employers in Kenya and its key mandate is to promote the interests of employers.

FKE seeks to ensure that national labour and social policy provides an environment favourable to enterprise sustainability and job creation.

FKE is seeking to engage a dynamic and results driven professionals to fill the following positions:

Director, Policy Advocacy & Membership Development

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will provide leadership to the Federation’s Policy Advocacy & Membership Development as key areas of delivery, it will also provide support to other functions as per the responsibilities outlined below.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a strategic advocacy policy for FKE to facilitate development and implementation of effective marketing plan to drive growth of membership.
  • Develop position papers for advancing the advocacy agenda on behalf of employers.
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to strength the analytical and advocacy capacity of FKE.
  • Facilitate development and delivery of dynamic products that effectively address market needs.
  • Develop and implement effective management systems (policies, processes and tools) to enhance membership services.
  • Integrate use of current technology in research, information management, marketing, delivery and management of membership services to improve efficiency and quality of decision-making for competitive advantage.
  • Establish performance standards for key functions in the area of operation
  • Enhance business development to support service delivery.
Education and Experience
  • Be a holder of at least a Masters Degree in Social Sciences, preferably Economics Marketing, Public Policy and a minimum of 10 years experience at a senior management level in a membership based organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Research and Policy Analysis, track record of publications, excellent writing and communication skills are a requirement.
  • S/he should have strong leadership, organization and coordination skills as well as be able to work independently, in a team and in partnership with other organizations.
  • The incumbent should be an excellent researcher and public speaker
PR & Communications Manager

Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will develop programs to enhance FKE’S visibility, improve brand and position FKE in the market place. S/he will also oversee all internal communication including press releases, marketing collateral, publications, web content and other web communications.

Key Responsibilities
  • Formulate, implement and manage an effective communications strategy to promote the organization’s image and reputation.
  • Maintain effective media relations, establish and maintain regular contacts with media representatives and other stakeholders as well as the general public in order to promote the organization’s goals/activities.
  • Strengthen partnerships and networks with the organization’s stakeholders, particularly government agencies, development partners, NGO’s and private sector organizations.
Education and Experience
  • Relevant University degree in Communication or Public Relations
  • A post graduate qualification in Public Relations or mass communication is necessary for this position
  • At least five years experience in a senior PR & Communications position in a busy environment
  • Experience in content development and design of PR and communication strategy
  • S/he will be expected to possess relevant skills to manage corporate events, guide development of corporate communication policy and strategy, prepare relevant communication statements and approaches to engage members and other partners.
Administration Officer

This position primarily manages the administration activities with the objective of providing quality administrative support services to the entire organization.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement the procurement system (Policy, process, system).
  • Coordinate purchases of requirement as per procurement policy
  • Develop and implement inventory management system for office supplies
  • Develop and implement asset disposal system (policy, process, tools)
  • Liaise with other user departments to ensure that all office utilities are used cost effectively
  • Develop and implement facilities/property maintenance systems
  • Develop and implement effective insurance management systems to ensure cost effective and adequate cover, and claims recovery
  • Develop and implement transportation coordination system that ensures high quality of service yet cost effective
  • Develop and implement effective security system for FKE’s assets and property
Education and Experience
  • University Degree with a bias in procurement and logistics and at least 4 years experience working in a similar position or handling the same responsibilities are the basic requirements for this position.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office application is also a required.
An attractive and competitive remuneration package commensurate with one’s experience and qualifications will be offered to the successful candidates.

Interested and qualified individuals should forward their applications quoting the position reference and enclosing detailed curriculum Vitae, current salary, expected remuneration, copies of certificates and testimonials and three references with a day time telephone contact and send to the following email address: to reach the undersigned not later than January 10, 2010.

Only successful candidates will be contacted: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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