KNATCOM Corporate Communication Officer - Jobs in Kenya

KNATCOM Corporate Communication Officer - Jobs in Kenya

a) Job Description

The Corporate Communication Officer is responsible for the following functions:

  • develop communication policy and communication strategy;

  • plan, develop and implement lobby and advocacy programs in the media to influence policy;

  • coordinate, maintain, and update strategies and plans that involve but are not limited to promotional activities, public relations that influence public opinion;

  • maintain regular contact with media representatives and stakeholders to promote
    good public relations for the Commission at national and international level;

  • promptly respond to requests for information from the media, other stakeholders and the general public;

  • organize conferences, workshops, special events and presentations for informational purposes;

  • arrange public appearances, lectures, contests, or exhibitions for the Commission
    to inform the general public about the Commission’s activities;

  • oversee the management of events across the Commission;

  • edit content meant for public dissemination including speeches, statements and reports;

  • coordinate the Commission’s brand strategy;

  • develop and monitor implementation of the Commission’s advertising Guidelines;

  • coordinate crisis communication strategies on behalf of the Commission;

  • facilitate the development of Information, Education, Communication (IEC) materials such as brochures, newsletters and magazines;

  • oversee media engagement in the implementation of programmes activities;

  • coordinate dissemination of content on the website and social media platforms;

  • coordinate dissemination of information to internal and external stakeholders;

  • develop the Commission’s CSR Policy and coordinate implementation of CSR initiatives; and

  • oversee organizational protocol during various events for the Board of Management and Secretary General/CEO.

    b) Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail assisting in:

  • drafting press releases and responding to media inquiries about the Commission;

  • arranging speaking engagements for the Commission's leadership and

  • writing marketing materials or coordinating promotional events;

  • monitoring and maintaining relations with a specific entity like the press, the government, consumers or interest groups representing the maritime sector;

  • managing events stakeholder sensitization programs to deepen maritime sector knowledge;

  • managing Digital & Media Relations including information sharing and invitations for KNATCO events;

  • responding to all queries in respect of KNATCOM from general public, media, special
    interest groups etc;

  • collecting, receiving and communicating information that may inform KNATCOM
    strategic direction of the maritime industry;

  • preparing and submitting weekly,
    monthly and periodic reports within schedule and up to standard;

  • distributing press releases and media kits;

  • maintaining and regularly update data base and mailing list of all stakeholders;

  • preparing public relations materials to be used in various departmental events;

  • monitoring the press on pertinent maritime issues;

  • organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days, workshops and

  • keeping calendars and diarise events (editorial, press conferences, events);

  • filing, folioing and maintain Corporate Communication Department registry;

  • taking news worthy photos for the Commission’s photo gallery;

  • compiling, receiving complaints and updating the Commission’s complaints register;

  • compiling CSR and publicity reports and preparing proposals for Committee meetings;

  • organizing and execution of Public relations campaigns and events;

  • conducting customer satisfaction surveys; and

  • editing publicity and communication materials as advised.

  • any other duties as may be assigned

    c) Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public relations, Communications, Journalism or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

    d) Key Competencies and Skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication skills

  • Strategic and innovative thinking

  • Interpersonal skills

    How To Apply

  • Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at

    For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website:

  • All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.


  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

  • Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Successful candidates will be required to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    For more information and job application details, see; KNATCOM Corporate Communication Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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