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Coffee Board of Kenya Job Vacancies

The Coffee Board of Kenya (CBK) is a State Corporation established under the Coffee Act No. 9 of 2001.

The Board is a non- Profit, Regulatory & Service oriented, Corporate body under the Ministry of Agriculture & is charged with the responsibility of Promoting competitiveness in the Coffee Industry, Production, Processing and Branding of Kenyan Coffee and generally to regulate the Coffee Industry in the Public interest.

The Board wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, result- oriented and self driven individuals:

1. Head - Corporate Communications 


Scale CBK 11

Duties and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Officer shall be responsible for the Management of Internal & External Communication including:

  • Implement the Board’s Corporate Communication Policy and Strategy;
  • Develop , Implement and oversee Communication programs that effectively promotes the Board’s image;
  • Liaise and maintain relations with media and develop Media relations strategies ;
  • Prepare Presentations, Speeches & Media briefs for the Managing Director and the Board
  • Research and Prepare Articles to be placed in Local and International Media;
  • Plan and organize Corporate events including CSR activities, Corporate day e.t.c;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to generate relevant media feedback;
  • Coordinating the Preparation and Editing of Board’s Publications including brochures, Fliers, newsletter, Magazines;
  • Activate and monitor Communication through Social Media 10) Ensure the Board’s website is continuously updated;
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relation, Journalism or any other relevant field(s) from a recognized institution
  • Post graduate diploma in Public Relations/ Corporate Communications
  • At least three (3) years experience in a similar position in a reputable organization
  • Must be of pleasant personality and High Integrity
  • Ability to articulate issues and fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of Government operating systems
  • Must possess excellent computer and presentation skills
2. Head - Promotion & Market Research 


Scale CBK 11

Duties and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Officer shall be responsible for:
  • Formulating policy guidelines with regard to Coffee Promotion & Market Research;
  • Planning, Coordinating & Overseeing Promotion, Advertising & Research programs;
  • Conduct Market Intelligence to inform prudent Marketing decisions;
  • Coordinate the Development and execution of promotional programs to increase awareness and publicity of Coffee Kenya Brand & other regional Coffee Brands locally and internationally;
  • Develop & Implement Strategies for the Promotion of Domestic Coffee Consumption;
  • Establishing Partnerships with other stakeholders in furtherance of Coffee marketing interventions;
  • Coordinating and organizing participation in Local, Regional and International exhibitions, conferences and Trade Fairs/ Expos;
  • To develop advisory and training programs on Coffee Promotion & Marketing;
  • Performing administrative duties in the Promotion and research section including development of annual objective/Performance Contract targets, work plans and annual budgets, preparation of Quarterly & Annual Reports on Performance & Promotion and Supervision of Staff;
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Served in the grade of Senior Promotion & Research Officer or in a comparable position in a reputable organization for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Have a Masters Degree in Marketing, Social Sciences or a related field from a recognized institution/ Bachelors degree with 6 years of experience in a comparable position
  • Attended a management course lasting not less than (1) month from a recognized institution
  • Must be a registered member of the relevant professional body;
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili,
  • Be computer literate; and
  • Demonstrate effective leadership qualities, personal drive and integrity.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their applications quoting the reference number on the envelope, accompanied by a detailed CV with three (3) referees and daytime telephone contact, copies of Academic and Professional certificates & Testimonials.

The applications should reach the undersigned on or before Wednesday 18th April 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Coffee Board of Kenya is an Equal Opportunity employer.

The Managing Director
Coffee Board of Kenya
P.O. Box 30566 – 00100

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