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22 May 2017

Communications Manager Job - ICT Authority of Kenya

Ref: ICTA/CS/03/17
Terms: Permanent

The ICT Authority is tasked with rationalizing and streamlining the management of all Government of Kenya ICT functions. Its broad mandate entails enforcing ICT standards in Government and
enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication. The Authority also promotes ICT literacy, capacity, innovation and enterprise in line with the Kenya National ICT Masterplan 2017.

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate and ensure implementation of communications strategies and programs
  • Advise the Chief Executive and other Managers on appropriate communication policies and strategies
  • Produce, print and distribute in-house journals, newsletters and other related publications.
  • Organise and coordinating public relations activities and events in the Authority
  • Plan, develop and implement lobby and advocacy programmes in all types of media to influence legislative and regulatory affairs as well as public decision makers on issues of public interest aimed at promoting ICT innovation and enterprise
  • Maintain regular contact with media representatives and stakeholders to promote good public relations for ICTA. In addition, promptly respond to requests for information from the media, other stakeholders and the general public
  • Maintain corporate protocol
  • Coordinate corporate social responsibility
  • Formulate and implement standards on media advertisements emanating from the Authority
  • Facilitate preparation of speeches for management staff as and when required
  • Manage the Authority website including preparation of information to be posted on the website
  • Attend to customer complaints and queries as and when required
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communications, journalism, or equivalent
  • Membership and affiliation to professional public relations and corporate communication bodies at the local, regional and international level
  • Minimum eight years relevant experience in developing and implementing corporate communications programmes
  • Ability to write, edit and produce a variety of communications materials for release to media and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the media Government officials, employees, donors, stakeholders and the general public
  • Ability to communicate and make presentations to special interest groups, donors, development partners, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to conduct research and to provide practical training in communication strategies, methods and techniques to staff and other stakeholders

How to Apply
Application is strictly online on http://recruitment.icta.go.ke. Deadline for application is 2nd June 2017

The following documents will be required during application

  1. Application Letter
  2. Copy of Academic Certificates
  3. Copy of Professional Certificates
  4. Copy of Curriculum Vitae
  5. Copy of National ID

ICT Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with disability and women are highly  encouraged to apply

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