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30 Mar 2017

Corporate Communications Officer Job in Kenya - National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

REF: CM0/8 /3/2017

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a body Corporate established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, No. 28 of 2013 (ST&I Act). The mandate of NACOSTI is to regulate and assure quality in the science, technology and innovation
sector and advise the Government in matters related thereto.

The position is responsible to the Director General in managing the planning, coordination and implementation of all communications and related matters in line with Commission’s Communications Strategy.

Duties

  • Degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations or Marketing, from a recognized institution;
  • Six (6) years relevant experience in corporate communications;
  • Must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidence and trust regarding sensitive issues;
  • Be ICT proficient;
  • Member to a relevant professional body.

Job Qualifications

  • To develop and deliver effective communications between the Commission and its external and internal audiences through a range of channels, including media relations, campaigns and publications
  • Initiating and coordinating activities geared towards promoting smooth stakeholder engagement.
  • Initiating, designing, developing, reviewing and implementing a Communications Strategy geared towards attaining and sustaining a positive public image of the Commission;
  • Managing and coordinating media processes including press briefs, press releases and publications to be disseminated to the public;
  • Coordinating customer satisfaction surveys and implementing the survey recommendations;
  • Coordinating interactive public functions and events to promote and publicize activities of the Commission including shows, fairs and exhibitions;
  • Overseeing the monitoring of print and electronic media for topical issues and other nformation deemed useful to the Commission;

Core competencies

  • People management;
  • Financial management;
  • Planning; and
  • Coordination.

How to Apply
Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates.

Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. A copy of National Identity Card, details of Remuneration history and Current contact MUST be provided.

Applications MUST clearly indicate the Reference Number of the Vacancy and should be sent either by post to:

The Director General/CEO
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
P.O Box 30623 – 00100
Nairobi, KENYA
Utalii House, 9th Floor, Room 902, on or before 5.00 p.m.,4th April 2017

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply. Women, Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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