African Trade Insurance Agency Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

African Trade Insurance Agency Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Under the supervision of, and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Communications Officer’s key duties and responsibilities will be as below:

  • Create and implement an annual communication strategy to support and operationalize ATI’s strategic objectives

  • Manage the production and distribution of reports, presentations, press releases and announcements produced by ATI and provide hands-on leadership and oversight of an internal team and external providers that covers all aspects of communications

  • Write and edit press releases, in-house newsletters, presentations, speeches, articles, promotional material and annual reports

  • Produce ATI’s annual report, which includes coordinating input from management and all stake-holders and production

  • Work with HR to create an internal communications plan that will incorporate targeted messaging to help foster an environment of transparency and unity

  • Plan and implement PR campaigns

  • Provide support in managing and establishing partnerships with donors, multilaterals and other potential stakeholders

  • Produce quarterly reports for the Board of Directors, Half-year financial reports for ATI’s website and manage distribution to key stakeholders

  • Manage the implementation of ATI’s brand by ensuring brand consistency across all collateral

    Manage ATI’s website and all social media pages including content production

  • Provide advisory services to management on topics including reputational/brand management, crisis communications and media training

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with domestic and international newspapers, magazines, radio and television media, expand the media database and reach to include contacts at top-tier international media outlets and support senior staff in the planning of media briefs and stakeholders management

  • Answer enquiries from individuals, journalists and other organisations and Act as the spokesperson when required

  • Work with the Underwriting and relevant departments in reviewing, updating, and producing marketing brochures, handouts, and multimedia and digital products

  • Manage organization of special events, such as ATI’s annual international Roundtable, AGM-related activities, office launches, workshops, press conferences and exhibitions.

  • Plan and implement effective people management initiatives including:

    a) Identifying staffing and hiring needs and managing recruitment and on boarding of staff to fill identified needs

    b) Monitoring workflow, volume of work deliverables and the delivery of work of direct reports

    c) Assisting team members in outlining their professional development goals and identifying any need for and monitoring “on the job training”; mentoring and coaching team members

    d) Ensuring the efficient and fair assignment of project and departmental work to team
    Coordinating with other managers on assignments and to obtain timely performance feedback

    e) Providing ongoing informal and formal feedback to direct reports and ensuring direct reports
    who are primary supervisors provide similar feedback to those they supervise.

    Role Specifications

  • A Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing or Public Relations or related field

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or Public Relations or related field
    Professional qualification in Communications, Marketing or Public Relations

  • A minimum ten (10) years of relevant full time professional experience in public relations and communications work

  • Excellent Bi-Lingual communication skills in both French and English with French as the native language.

  • Knowledge of and experience in public relations and communications

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex issues into clearly written articles, speeches and press releases

  • Demonstrated skills in creating and implementing communications strategies in large institutions of corporations

  • Experience in designing and implementing short, long-term strategic marketing and/or PR plans

  • Business Judgment and analytical decision making – able to gather information, assess risk, consider impact and articulate benefits of decisions

  • Demonstrated ability in delivering impactful Communication, able to share and articulate ideas verbally and written in a compelling manner in order to effect change and influence decision-makers

  • Good working knowledge on annual business planning and budgeting process

  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Strong people management skills; and
    Demonstrate ATI’s core values – unity of purpose, customer first approach, integrity, getting it first the right time and creativity.

    Qualifications, Experience and other Attributes

    The successful candidates must have suitable qualifications and attributes as indicated in the job description for each position.

    All applications must be in English.

    How to Apply

    Candidates are required to submit an electronic copy of the following:

  • Application Letter
  • CV, plus details of your current remuneration package if applicable along with details of three referees; and
  • Personal History Form

    Submit your application to indicating the position applied for as the subject of your email.

    The closing date is Friday, 30 September 2022 at Midnight Nairobi time.

    ATI will only contact those applicants who are being actively considered for an interview.

    Personal History Form Link: African Trade Insurance Agency Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

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