Communication Officer 1 (1post) IR 7 Job Ref: KIRDI/HR/EC/06/17

The purpose of this job is to communicate the Institute’s programmes, policies and activities internally and externally by developing and disseminating communication materials to enhance the image of the Institute and create awareness on the institutes programmes and activities

Communication Officer Job Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement annual Public Relations and Communication Policy and Strategy for the institute by liaising with stakeholders and reviewing existing policies and strategies to guide the Communication framework hence improving the image of the Institute
  • Manage and coordinate the Institutes media processes including press briefs, press releases and publications to be disseminated to the public
  • Manage communication between the Institute and its stakeholders through social media channels and the Institutes website for effective and efficient information flow
  • Develop and manage a corporate communication resource base by maintaining all publications both print and electronic for use by stakeholders as well as for ensuring that institutional memory is retained
  • Coordinate and manage interactive public functions and events through participation in trade fairs, shows, open days and exhibitions to promote and publicise activities of the institute
  • Develop and implement the Institute’s Citizens Service Delivery Charter by reviewing on annual basis by liaising with other
  • Departments, Divisions and Centres of the Institute to ensure that the Institutes clients have accurate and up to dated information on the services we offer and on their obligations
  • Prepare and manage the units Annual Workplans and Budgets by planning for the activities to be carried out in the year and reviewing them weekly, monthly and quarterly to ensure that all planned for activities are implemented during the year
  • Develop and Implement branding and communication guidelines for the Institute as a Vision 2030 Flagship Project, by internalizing the branding and communication guidelines of the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and incorporating them as required to enhance the National Identification of KIRDI as a key contributor to the achievement of the Vision as well as entrench the spirit and the culture of the Vision in all aspects of the organization
  • Create awareness of the Institute’s activities and programmes on a regular basis by developing communication material and disseminating to relevant stakeholders through mass media to enhance the corporate image of the Institute
  • Liaise with stakeholders on a regular basis by acting as the first point of contact with the institute to provide the relevant link with personnel or officers in the Institute

Qualifications for the Communication Officer Job 

  • Excellent Written and oral Communication skills
  • 3 Years’ experience and have good personal relations skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good Presentation skills
  • Compliance with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication/Journalism/ Public Relations/ International relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a Post-graduate Diploma in Communication/Journalism/ Public Relations/ International relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Advanced Computer Application skills;
  • Excellent Written and oral Communication skills
  • 3 Years’ experience and have good personal relations skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good Presentation skills
  • Compliance with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

How to Apply

all applications quoting the Job Reference number should be sent either in hard copy or in electronic form to [email protected] attaching relevant testimonials and academic certificates with at least three referees to the address below before Tuesday 31st October 2017
The Director
Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute
P.O BOX 30650- 00100
Nairobi

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