Communication& Partnership Manager Job, Communications Jobs 2020,

Position: Communication& Partnership Manager

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Contract:  3 Years Renewable contract                                                              

Job Description

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) was established in 1965 as a business membership organization with a mandate to protect and develop the interests of the business community in Kenya. KNCCI is also an affiliate member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) & the World Chamber Federation (WCF). As communication manager will be responsible for managing all internal and external communications

Responsibilities

Communications

  • Coordinate development and implementation of Chamber communication strategy
  • Design and produce Chamber Quartley Business Magazine, flyers and promotional materials.
  • Liaise with other departmental heads in production of Chamber newsletters, website updates, and other publications
  • Maintain and regularly update membership database
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Implement communication plans to increase brand awareness and recognition of the Chamber
  • Develop relationships with key media to secure and grow media coverage both on-line and off-line
  • Communicate Chamber brand to all potential key stakeholders
  • Collect and analyze current communication and messages to ensure consistency
  • Monitor press publications to maximize opportunity for positive image and visibility
  • Develop and produce appropriate communication tools.
  • Proficient in social media and online marketing.

Partnership

  • Identify and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement partnership strategy.
  • Document and disseminate case studies from partner and program interventions
  • Development of communication plans that support partnership platforms.
  • Ability to communicate with confidence, clarity, conviction and enthusiasm, translating ideas, issues and observations into compelling messages.
  • Ability to build trusted, sustainable and collaborative relationships seen as a highly trusted technical resource for advice and guidance in strategic communications.
  • Ability to provide excellent coaching and mentoring support to help others grow and develop personally and professionally.
  • Ability to understand the dynamic and complex environment we operate in, finding creative solutions to adapt communications to resonate with different audiences.
  • Ability to develop effective work plans, anticipating linkages across different work streams and aligning plans as necessary.

General

  • Spearhead and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Generate reports as per the institutional requirements.
  • Guide, coordinate/supervise staff reporting to the position.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills to engage and influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and sound judgment with focus on impact and an ability to work effectively and succeed in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic communications plans aligned with business brand needs and goals.
  • Ability to track results and provide measurable success.
  • Ability to take on new and creative ideas/concepts and carry them through to their conclusion.
  • Excellent people skills when dealing with all levels of stakeholders, including managing and advising business leadership.
  • Basic knowledge of multi-media including best practice, video, audio production, as well as print and design. Competence in MS Office systems.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with well-developed administrative, organizational and self-management skills.
  • Proficiency and ability to develop, critique and edit compelling communications content.
  • Understanding of media and stakeholder landscape.
  • Understanding of corporate communications best practices.
  • Crisis and issues management.
  • Strong media relations network in broadcast Media.
  • Understanding social and digital media communication principles.
  • Master’s degree in mass communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Eight (8) years’ experience with three (3) years in management or senior management position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or mass communication, public relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, mass communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in a Leadership course from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in discharging public relations duties.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Management course from a recognized institution
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to forward their applications by email, enclosing an
updated detailed CV and Cover Letter  to [email protected]  by  Friday 4th  December, 2020. The email subject should read Position of job once is applying for. i.e.Communication and Partnerships Manager, Trade (Policy, Advocacy & Research) Assistant Manager, Human resource officer,Accountant. ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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