Kenya Power – Corporate Communications Officer, Public Relations.

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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, PUBLIC RELATIONS Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1047

Reporting to the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, under Corporate Communications Department, the Corporate Communications Officer, Public Relations will be responsible for providing support to the Company and its engagement with various stakeholders such as employees, customers, shareholders, media, government bodies and multilateral and bilateral agencies. The job holder will also be responsible for handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.

The key tasks & duties for this position are;

  • Participating in the development and implementation of Public Relations Strategy for the Company.
  • Preparing engagement meetings and planning communication programmes.
  • Facilitating the provision of information about the Company to various stakeholders; involving preparation of media reports, organizing News Conferences, Media Engagement; dealing with day to day inquiries from the media; developing and maintaining good links with the media.
  • Writing and producing high quality communication material and effectively communicating these across key audiences while ensuring that they conform to the Company’s and stakeholders’ standards.
  • Developing content (papers, briefs, power point presentations, etc.) in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Monitoring and analyzing emerging trends to inform the Company’s engagement with external stakeholders primarily project partners.

Appointment Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media or related field.
  • Diploma in Communication/Journalism/Public Relations will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ working experience in a busy news gathering and dissemination environment.
  • Membership of relevant Professional bodies is an added advantage.
  • Experience in a PR agency is an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of the media landscape and newsrooms operations.
  • Excellent Communication skills – both written and spoken.
  • Excellent command of both English and Kiswahili Languages – Writing and Speaking skills.
  • Knowledge on the workings of Government, bilateral and multilateral agencies and ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Good media contacts of local and international media.
  • Lateral thinker
  • Excellent Editorial skills
  • Advanced knowledge of various Microsoft office applications
  • Effective team player
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and withstand pressure

HOW TO APPLY

Interested persons should submit their applications online through visiting Kenya Power website on http://www.kplc.co.ke. Attach detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials. Quote the title of the position you are applying for and include your mobile telephone contact, e mail addresses and names and addresses of three (3) referees to be received not later than Wednesday, 18th November 2020.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Kenya Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.kplc.co.ke/content/item/3336/career-opportunities

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