19 Apr 2014

Field Community Communications Supervisor Job Vacancy

Do You have what it takes?
Tullow oil is looking for you!

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference.

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio
and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, self motivated, proactive and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the following position:

Job Title: Field Community Communications Supervisor
Reports to: Field Social Performance Manager


  • The incumbent will be the key field based communications representative supporting field based operations.  You will be responsible for the day to day management of the community resource offices as well as the provision of communications collateral, materials and programmes.
  • You will also play an important role ensuring consistent and meaningful communication materials are developed in support of ongoing engagement activities and operations.
  • Together with the field based stakeholder engagement teams, the Field Community Communications Supervisor will also manage community road shows, primary school education programmes and VIP site visits amongst other engagement initiatives.
  • Furthermore, he/she support the implement of relevant systems and processes, such as the grievance management process.

Key Responsibilities
Community Communications

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders in the operational areas including   impacted communities, County Officials, local media, NGOs, religious institutions, cultural bodies and internal departments.
  • Support the Field Social Performance and operations teams by providing meaningful and timely communications collateral / materials in support of ongoing community engagement activities and business developments.
  • Manage the day to day operation of the field community resource offices, ensuring that appropriate materials (fact sheets, maps, reports, visual aids) are available and community queries are logged and actioned as appropriate.
  • Support the Nairobi based Corporate Communications Function in the delivery of Tullow Oil Kenya messaging and communications collateral.
  • Plan, schedule and implement site based primary school education campaigns in cooperation with the Social Performance team and external contractors.
  • Plan, schedule and manage community road shows in support of engagement activities.
  • Ensure community enquiries and grievances received via local offices are receipted, logged and managed in accordance with agreed Tullow policies and guidelines.
  • Liaise with field staff on internal and external events, media communication and all necessary business updates.
  • Identify key materials for specific projects and manage their translation in the local languages relevant to operations.
  • Monitor and local media houses (eg. radio stations, newsletters and local television) in regards to Tullow Kenya operations and provide feedback to the Communications department.
  • Manage all site based branding requirements.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Provide regular updates to the Social Performance and Communications Teams on the status of relevant engagement and information dissemination / disclosure activities.
  • Manage external consultancies / support teams as required.
  • Manage schedule and activities of community communications staff and deploy resources according to business requirements.
  • Actively support the training and development of direct reports.

Education and Qualifications

  • A University degree, preferably a qualification in mass communication, public relations, business management or marketing.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in corporate communications.
  • Previous experience in the extractive industry would be highly desirable.
  • Solid experience in media, event management, sponsorship management and working with advertising agencies.
  • Knowledge of the extractive industry would be highly desirable.
  • Awareness and understanding of local, national and international economic and political developments.

How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 25th April 2014 to:

Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
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