14 Aug 2014

Communications Officer Job Vacancy (3-Year Contract)

The KenGen Foundation was established in 2012 and is charged with the responsibility of managing and upscaling KenGen Company’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI).

The Foundation is looking for an individual who is creative and imaginative, organized, highly motivated, and a great communicator to join a dynamic team where he will focus on the internal and external communications on the activities of the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Managing Trustee, the Communications Officer will develop and execute communication objectives and plans that realize KenGen Foundation strategic plans, manage media relations, coordinate publicity activities, edit, design and facilitate production of publications including newsletters, leaflets and brochures for internal & external communications.
  • He/she will engage with key stakeholders – The Foundation team, Corporate Affairs team, other Company business units and communities, to generate relevant and engaging content that can be appropriately shared with employees and the public to further our cause.
  • Other duties will include, and not limited to preparing and dispatching news releases, writing speeches as well as editing feature articles, video & still photography.
  • The candidate will also lead in social media management – web content updates and development and implementation of The Foundations social media campaigns on You Tube, Face book, Twitter and other social media.
  • Other duties will include coordination of internal and external events, researching and preparing reports for the Board of Trustees and various presentations.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Candidates should possess a University degree in Communications, Public & Media Relations, or other related fields.
  • Post graduate degree in the same fields will be an added advantage.
  • A hands-on multi-media skills in desktop publishing, film, photography, graphic design programs, word press blogs and websites as well as a professional command of IT absolutely necessary.
  • Have a proven track record and at least 4 years experience in corporate communications.
  • Experience in communications on conservation and philanthropic issues will be an added advantage.

Applications by qualified candidates ONLY should be submitted online to the Managing Trustee at

Candidate should attach their CV, daytime telephone contacts and three referees.

Applications should reach this address on or before August 22, 2014.

The position offers a competitive package.

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