National Biosafety Authority Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

National Biosafety Authority Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a State Corporation established under the
provisions of the Biosafety Act No.2 of 2009.

The mandate of NBA is to exercise
supervision and control over the development, transfer, handling and use of genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) with a view to ensuring safety to human and animal health
as well as the provision of adequate level of protection to the environment.

The Authority wishes to recruit qualified, experienced and dynamic persons to fill the
following positions:

Job Title

  • Senior Communications Officer, Job Grade- C3

    Job specification

    The job holder is responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the Communications Department.

    The duties and responsibilities at this level entails:

  • Facilitate public participation and engagement with regard to NBA’s operations
    and regulatory framework
  • Develop strategies aimed at creating Biosafety awareness and demystifying
    transgenic products
  • Ensure data maintenance and documentation arising from media monitoring and
    follow up on NBA media coverage and mentions
  • Conduct research and routing stakeholder surveys and coordinate CRS activities
  • Coordinate corporate social responsibility activities
  • Ensure maintenance of photo database to ease retrieval
  • Work closely with the Technical division, providing comprehensive communications support for major campaigns, as well as helping to create and
    deliver long range plans to develop communications in the area of biosafety
  • Act as the first point of contact within the Communications team for the Research
    and Policy and Campaigns teams
  • Ensure protocol and courtesy is observed
  • Ensure that stakeholder’s database is updated
  • Ensure handling of customer complaints in conjunction with complaints committee
  • Act as the first point of contact within the Communications team for the Research and Policy and Campaigns teams
  • Organize participation in shows and exhibitions as well as maintain calendar of events
  • Handling customer complaints in conjunction with complaints committee

    Person’s Specifications
  • At least 4 years’ experience with at least 1 year in managerial position
  • Bachelor’s degree
    in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism/Mass Communication from recognized institution or other relevant fields
  • Master’s degree in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism/Mass Communication from recognized institution or other relevant fields
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Communication or Public Relations
  • Member of a professional Body in good standing (where applicable)
  • Proficiency in Computer Application
  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key competencies and skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good client relations skills

    How to Apply

    In fulfilling the Chapter Six requirements, the applicants MUST attach clearance
    certificates from the following bodies:-

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • If you believe you meet the criteria for the position above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and a detailed Curriculum Vitae, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees in sealed envelope clearly marked with job title to the address below before 25th March 2019 to:
    Chief Executive Officer,
    National Biosafety Authority,
    Pest control Products Board (PCPB) building Loresho- Off Waiyaki way,
    P.O Box 28251 – 00100 – NAIROBI.

  • Email: info@biosafetykenya.go.ke
  • NBA is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons with disability are
    encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and they will be
    required to present valid clearance certificates as stipulated in Chapter Six of the
    Constitution.
  • For more information and job application details, see; National Biosafety Authority Senior Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

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