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Export Processing Zone Authority   |   Athi River, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

  • Post-graduate education
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for executing the Authority’s corporate communications strategy,policy and programmes aimed at enhancing relationships with stakeholders andbuilding a positive corporate image.

Candidates interested in this position are required to comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following;

1)Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
2)Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3)Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
4)Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
5)Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence using the Job Application Form (http://www.epzakenya.com/index.php/careers.html) indicating the Job Reference Number on the Job application Form and send to the email, attaching copies of certificates, relevant testimonial,National ID and requirements of Chapter Six of the constituition of Kenya.

All applications should be sent online in pdf format.


Responsibilities

1.Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

a) Develop work plans and budgets for the Section for approval. 
b) Oversee the execution of the approved section work plans and budgets. 
c) Oversee performance management in the section. 
d) Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the section. 
e) Prepare a draft board management papers for approval. 
f) Identify training needs for the sectional staff.
g) Participate in the recruitment of staff within the section. 
h) Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s strategic plan. 
i) Identify procurement needs of the section. 
j) Mentor and coach section staff.
k) Participate in various committees in the Authority. 

2. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
a) Identify main client groups and audiences and determine the best way tocommunicate publicity information to them.
b) Write interesting and effective press releases, prepare information for mediakits and develop and maintain company internet or intranet web pages.
c) Assign, supervise and review the activities of public relations staff.
d) Evaluate advertising and promotion programs for compatibility with publicrelations efforts.
e) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local and municipal government officials and media representatives.
f) Direct activities of external agencies, establishments and departments thatdevelop and implement communication strategies and information programs.
g) Formulate policies and procedures related to public information programs,working with public relations executives.
h) Respond to requests for information about employers' activities or status.
i) Facilitate consumer relations, or the relationship between parts of thecompany such as the managers and employees, or different branch offices.
j) Maintain company archives.
k) Manage in-house communication courses.
l) Produce films and other video products, regulate their distribution, and operatefilm library.
m) Observe and report on social, economic and political trends that might affect employers.
n) Develop and maintain the company's corporate image and identity, whichincludes the use of logos and signage.
o) Manage communications budgets.
p) Manage special events such as sponsorship of races, parties introducing newproducts, or other activities the firm supports in order to gain public attentionthrough the media without advertising directly.
q) Draft speeches for company executives, and arrange interviews and other
forms of contact for them.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Athi River
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Stakeholder communication; Public, corporate relations; Advertising; Event management; Corporate communications; Operative management; Budgeting, financial planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Export Processing Zone Authority

ManufacturingCompany size: 100-500 people

The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) was established in 1990, by the EPZ Act CAP 517, Laws of Kenya. The Authority’s mandate is to promote and facilitate export oriented investments and to develop an enabling environment for such investments. The EPZ Authority is a State Corporation, under the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.


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