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Principal Communications Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

i) A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which
should have been at the level of supervisory level;
ii) Bachelor’s Degree (or other KNQF Level 7 equivalent) in Public relations,
Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International relations or any other
equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
iii) Master’s Degree (KNQF Level 9 or equivalent) in Public relations, Communications,
Journalism, Marketing, International relations or any other equivalent qualifications
from a recognized institution;
iv) Experience in writing articles on education in Kenya and Africa;
v) Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable;
vi) Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized
institution;
vii) Proficiency in computer applications; and
viii) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Responsibilities

i) Incorporating online tools and in-person networking to create relationships and
ultimately build the Authority’s brand, both online and off line;
ii) Content creation – writing blog posts, articles, newsletters, communications materials,
and material for social media channels;
iii) Coordinating the writing of Council papers; and the logistics of council meetings;
iv) Working as the Personal Assistant to the Director General;
v) Social media marketing– creating, managing and growing the authority’s presence
through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other strategically relevant online properties;
vi) Events and event planning– attending industry events and planning meet ups for KNQA
leadership;
vii) Managing incoming media requests and building relationships with industry
journalists; creating, executing and measuring media campaigns;
viii) Responsible to overlook the customer support – collecting reports, and forwarding
clients feedbacks to the management;
ix) Managing any online feedback forums;
x) Implement strategic communications plans and to provide local market insight for the
authorities public-facing communications;
xi) Analytics– Using Google Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on
Basic Salary Scale Ksh 95,321 to 148,067 pm
Leave Entitlement 30 days per financial year
Terms of Service Permanent and pensionable
metrics, and continually find ways to improve on those metrics through testing and
new initiatives;
xii) Work with journalists, media producers, editors and strategic influencers;
xiii) Gathering information on programmes and significant events in a specific KNQA
Cluster area;
xiv) Responsible for scheduling media interviews;
xv) Assist in developing media plans, distribute and follow up media releases, book
interviews and respond to media request;

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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