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Public Relations Officer Job in Kenya

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence, supports teamwork and nurtures a high performance culture? 

KCA University is a dynamic private business university committed to quality service and ethical practices. 

KCA University invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the following position;
Public Relations Officer

Reports to: Corporate Affairs Manager
To serve as the practical advisor to senior staff in the development and execution of the University’s communications plan for promoting its mission. 

He/she will enhance the University’s reputation and improve its understanding of the market position within higher education and the public, as well as its well-known strengths.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Formulate, implement and manage an effective public relations and communications strategy to promote the University’s image and reputation;
  • Directing the coordination of print, electronic and social media communications;
  • Take lead in writing, editing, photography, design and printing; ensuring that consistency of message and standards of design are met in all official work of the University;
  • Oversee the consistency of image, tone, and content of all University communications, publications, and electronic messages;
  • Provide on-going information on the university activities and accomplishments to be updated in the university website;
  • Draft speeches and talking notes for University executives, and arrange interviews and other forms of contact for them;
  • Maintain effective media relation, establish and maintain regular contacts with media representatives to promote the university’s goals;
  • Deliver timely and effective internal communication among staff through range of channels, ensuring clarity and consistency of messages, newsletters, e – bulletin etc;
  • Foster community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives as per annual CSR Plan;
  • Handling charity and sponsorship requests; and
  • Coordinate major university events including graduation ceremonies, exhibition etc.
Academic Qualification
  • Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communication/Public Relations or related field from a recognized institution
Professional Qualification
  • Higher Diploma in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism or a relevant professional qualification.
  • At least 4 years experience with a media house environment, organization or communications agency
Other skills
  • Familiarity with standards of writing, copy editing and proof reading;
  • Having sound knowledge of media operations and contacts regionally and nationally;
  • Knowledge of IT Skills and multi – media content;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines; and
  • Ability to design publicity materials.
To Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should visit our KCA University website at, and apply online through the Careers - Vacancies section before 27th July, 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
A competitive package will be offered for the right candidate.

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