Communication & Community Engagement Manager Jobs in Kenya

Communication & Community Engagement Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • Our client is in the renewable energy sector cutting across Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • They seek to recruit a Communication & Community Engagement Manager whose overall purpose will be to promote sustainable and meaningful co-existence with local project (communities) stakeholders through a sustainable socials implementation strategy that is in line with the company goals.

  • The candidate will serve as the focal point of the stakeholder’s engagement activities throughout the project portfolio.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work under the coordination of the Director and coordinate the social safeguards performance across the project portfolio, providing oversight and quality assurance.

  • Coordinate all communication between the project, consultants/contractor, and community-based stakeholders, including the local leadership and administration.

  • Advise Social and Environment Officers on policy relating to assessment and mitigation of social risks and impacts during project initiation, design and development, construction and operation, and maintenance stages.

  • Work with the E&S Officers to coordinate, promote and supervise the work of Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) in each project.

  • Promote community health, safety, and security awareness within the projects’ area of influence.

  • Ensure that the image and reputation are preserved and always protected and are in good stead amongst all project stakeholders in all project jurisdictions.

  • Be the focal point in the Grievance and Complaints handling mechanism, by ensuring registration of complaints, reporting all registered complaints monthly, convening the Committee to handle the complaints, and giving feedback to stakeholders on how complaints have been resolved.

  • Undertake the implementation of the RAP process, including RAP studies and study reports, social sustainability, and livelihood restoration programs; and advise the Director on technical options for sustainable social development, particularly in cases where involuntary resettlement and engagement with indigenous peoples might become necessary.

  • Advise the department on the social sustainability of its portfolio, including gender integration into project beneficiary participation, beneficiary feedback strategies, and information disclosure processes among other tasks.

  • Work with the Director and other staff, to establish community engagement goals and objectives.

  • In coordination with the Director, be the focal point in the land acquisition processes, and work with E&S Officers and land acquisition consultants.

  • Organize all logistical requirements and consultative meetings, including feedback and information disclosure sessions to discuss the implementation of CSR projects.

  • Ensure inclusive participation in relevant project activities and decisions of all social classes within the host communities, including the youth, the vulnerable, the elders, women, and men.

  • Monitor
    the social and environmental implementation processes by the project’s ESMP, HSS, and the Contractor’s ESMS.

  • Produce weekly and monthly reports of E & S implementation at all stages of the project, including during construction.

  • Work closely with the Director and other departmental colleagues, ensure reporting schedules and report qualities to the Board and Shareholders are met all year round.

  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

    Knowledge, experience, and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Social Sciences, Public Administration, or Environmental Studies/ Environmental Management.

  • Minimum eight (8) years’ demonstrable prior experience in the implementation of social safeguards, and a working knowledge of the World Bank’s ESSF, or IFC Performance Standards.

  • Experience working in energy and infrastructure projects is an added advantage.

  • Fluent in the written and spoken English language.

  • Project management skills.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite of software Supervisory skills.

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

  • Clear thinker with strong quantitative and qualitative skills in the preparation of concise risk analysis.

  • Budgeting skills.

  • Safety skills & Commercial awareness.

  • Environmental Audit; and Knowledge of the guidelines of Safety International Standards and OSHA.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with strong stakeholder management capabilities.

  • Effective collaborator and positive influencer.

  • Strong facilitation and organizational capabilities.

  • Strong work ethic coupled with a pragmatic, flexible, and inclusive approach.

  • Highly motivated individual with a pro-active and hands-on approach to problem-solving.

  • Able to travel 70% of the time to domestic and international locations.

  • Ability to build confidence and credibility within the stakeholders; and problem solver.

  • Working Environment: The job requires a considerable amount of travel to the various project sites; it is both office and field-based.

    How to Apply

  • If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Communication & Community Engagement Manager) to

  • on or before 18th June 2022.

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