Salaries and Remuneration Commission Principal Officer, Corporate Communications Jobs in Kenya

Salaries and Remuneration Commission Principal Officer, Corporate Communications Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

  • Responsible for implementing the corporate image and stakeholder management policies and strategies to enhance the Commission’s brand.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide input into the departmental work plan and compile budget estimates to inform the departmental planning process;

  • Support in the management of media relations to build a positive SRC image;

  • Organise and coordinate the Commission events, including press conferences and media
    briefings;

  • Facilitate access to information and data when required by the public;

  • Manage review of media and social media for news and information relating to SRC’s mandate;

  • Assist in monitoring the impact of the communications strategy, communications policy,
    stakeholder management and mapping strategy, stakeholder management policy, and propose reviews where appropriate;

  • Supervise the production of Mishahara quarterly newsletter, e-Connect weekly bulletin and any other special publications;

  • Lead the development and performance management of staff that report to the position for the achievement of both individual and departmental goals;

  • Carry out training needs assessment and propose training programmes for departmental staff that report to the position;

  • Identify and evaluate communication risks and implications of all of the departmental activities;

  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff that report to the position; and

  • Mentor and coach staff that report to the position, in liaison with the Head of Corporate
    Communications.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Implement policies, procedures and manuals to ensure improved efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery;

  • Draft content for print and electronic media to ensure clear communication to stakeholders;

  • Review and update the Commission’s website, intranet and social media platforms ensuring that the content is factual and timely;

  • Provide requisite information to ensure accurate and timely responses to media and other
    key stakeholders.

  • Respond to media queries for the Commission to ensure responses are timely and factual, in liaison with the Head of Corporate Communications;

  • Prepare information, education and communication (IEC) materials and other promotional materials;

  • Implement the corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and programmes;

  • Draft opinion editorials for publication in line with Commission’s mandate.

  • Draft press releases and briefs on SRC’s programmes and activities;

  • Draft speeches and statements for the Chairperson and CEO;

  • Review audio-visual productions, documentaries, radio productions, as well as other
    printed materials;

  • Identify public relations issues as they emerge and propose remedial action;

  • Provide secretarial services to the Commission’s Corporate Image and Stakeholder
    Management Committee, as may be assigned by the Head of Corporate Communications;

  • Develop individual work plan, monitor own performance and seek support to ensure delivery of agreed targets; and

  • Prepare and submit departmental monthly, quarterly and annual reports to Head of Corporate Communications.

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

  • Provide input to the department budget and procurement plan.

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Computer

  • Office equipment and furniture

  • Camera

  • Banners

    Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Managerial

  • Analytical

  • Operational

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or any Bachelor’s degree with a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication or Journalism from a recognised university.

  • Master’s degree from a recognised university shall be an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya in good standing.

  • Previous relevant work experience required
    Eight (8) years of relevant work experience, with at least 4 years in a comparable position in a reputable organisation.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies /Attributes:

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

  • Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment;

  • Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams;

  • Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence

  • Demonstrate knowledge on relevant legislation and applicable professional standards;

  • High level of interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines;

  • High level of attention to detail;

  • Knowledge of relevant media software;

  • Ability to work with teams;

  • Possess problem solving skills; and

  • Good analytical and communication skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Salaries and Remuneration Commission Principal Officer, Corporate Communications Jobs in Kenya


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