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Public Relations Officer Job Vacancy

Kenya Fluorspar Company Limited, is one of the few large-scale mining and metallurgical operations in Kenya, and ranks as one of the country’s leading foreign exchange earners.

Our mission is to produce quality fluorspar for the world market at a cost effective price.

As the only mining commercial concern operating in the Kerio Valley, Kenya Fluorspar Company Ltd is fully committed to its role in uplifting the living standards of both its employees and the wider local community, through its support for better healthcare, educational and social amenities.

In addition, it also makes a significant contribution and investment in the local infrastructure projects.

The Company has retained HPD Africa to help recruit a Public Relations Officer. The purpose of this role is to establish and promote a favourable relationship with the local communities and the general public by helping them to understand the company, its products and services.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide key support in the development and implementation of the overall PR strategies, platform, policies and initiatives.
  • Represent the company and provide liaison between Kenya Fluorspar Company Ltd in the official local forum, comprising the neighbouring communities and the local administration.
  • Serve as the company’s spokesperson for CSR/PR related activities within the community, handling pro-active and reactive information in a manner consistent with the company’s communications strategy.
  • Respond to community enquiries, requests and complaints as appropriate.
  • Foster cordial community relations and expound company policies on various issues.
  • Generate corporate reports, publications and organize company events.
  • Identify, develop and implement community based CSR programs. Receive and process community requests on CSR related issues.
  • Coordinate the PR activities and manage the budget, through monitoring and advising on expenses, and ensuring that the set guidelines are adhered to.
  • Develop content that meets the needs of the communications strategy, including external communications i.e. publications to the community, press releases etc.
  • Positively represent the company at official functions and during interactions with the community.
  • Measure the Return on Investment to the company for all PR activities where applicable.
  • Maintain clear communication channels between the Company and external contact sources
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A university degree in Public Relations or Communications.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication.
  • At least 5 years experience in handling public relations and communications in a dynamic environment.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of CSR practices, trends and measurements, locally and internationally.
  • Previous experience working in a major projects implementation environment within a community setting.
  • Proficiency in MS-Office applications.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili. Candidates who speak the local dialects of Kerio Valley will have an added advantage.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should e-mail their applications including CV and current remuneration to the address below:

The Head of Recruitment,
Human Performance Dynamics Africa,
Email Address: info@hpdafrica.com

Applications should reach the above address on or before 20th May, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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