Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) – Communication & Partnership Manager.

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Position: Communication & Partnership Manager                                                    

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Contract:  3 Years Renewable contract                                                                      

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) was established in 1965 as a business membership organization with a mandate to protect and develop the interests of the business community in Kenya. KNCCI is also an affiliate member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) & the World Chamber Federation (WCF). As communication manager will be responsible for managing all internal and external communications

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

   Communications

  1. Coordinate development and implementation of Chamber communication strategy
  2. Design and produce Chamber Quartley Business Magazine, flyers and promotional materials.
  3. Liaise with other departmental heads in production of Chamber newsletters, website updates, and other publications
  4. Maintain and regularly update membership database
  5. Coordinate the implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  6. Implement communication plans to increase brand awareness and recognition of the Chamber
  7. Develop relationships with key media to secure and grow media coverage both on-line and off-line
  8. Communicate Chamber brand to all potential key stakeholders
  9. Collect and analyze current communication and messages to ensure consistency
  10. Monitor press publications to maximize opportunity for positive image and visibility
  11. Develop and produce appropriate communication tools.
  12. Proficient in social media and online marketing.

Partnership

  1. Identify and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  2. Develop and implement partnership strategy.
  3. Document and disseminate case studies from partner and program interventions
  4. Development of communication plans that support partnership platforms.
  5. Ability to communicate with confidence, clarity, conviction and enthusiasm, translating ideas, issues and observations into compelling messages.
  6. Ability to build trusted, sustainable and collaborative relationships seen as a highly trusted technical resource for advice and guidance in strategic communications.
  7. Ability to provide excellent coaching and mentoring support to help others grow and develop personally and professionally.
  8. Ability to understand the dynamic and complex environment we operate in, finding creative solutions to adapt communications to resonate with different audiences.
  9. Ability to develop effective work plans, anticipating linkages across different work streams and aligning plans as necessary.

General

  1. Spearhead and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
  2. Generate reports as per the institutional requirements.
  3. Guide, coordinate/supervise staff reporting to the position.
  4. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.

COMPETENCIES

  1. Good communication skills to engage and influence internal and external stakeholders.
  2. Strategic thinking and sound judgment with focus on impact and an ability to work effectively and succeed in a fast-paced working environment.
  3. Ability to develop and execute strategic communications plans aligned with business brand needs and goals.
  4. Ability to track results and provide measurable success.
  5. Ability to take on new and creative ideas/concepts and carry them through to their conclusion.
  6. Excellent people skills when dealing with all levels of stakeholders, including managing and advising business leadership.
  7. Basic knowledge of multi-media including best practice, video, audio production, as well as print and design. Competence in MS Office systems.
  8. Enthusiastic self-starter with well-developed administrative, organizational and self-management skills.
  9. Proficiency and ability to develop, critique and edit compelling communications content.
  10. Understanding of media and stakeholder landscape.
  11. Understanding of corporate communications best practices.
  12. Crisis and issues management.
  13. Strong media relations network in broadcast Media.
  14. Understanding social and digital media communication principles.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Master’s degree in mass communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  2. Eight (8) years’ experience with three (3) years in management or senior management position.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or mass communication, public relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, mass communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  5. Certificate in a Leadership course from a recognized institution.
  6. Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in discharging public relations duties.
  7. Good writing and communication skills.
  8. Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing.
  9. Proficiency in computer applications.
  10. Management course from a recognized institution
  11. Ability to work well in a multicultural environment.

Interested candidates are invited to forward their applications by email, enclosing an
updated detailed CV and Cover Letter  to HR@kenyachamber.or.ke  by  Friday 4th   December, 2020. The email subject should read Position of job one is applying for. i.e. Communication and Partnerships Manager, Trade (Policy, Advocacy & Research) Assistant Manager, Human resource officer, Accountant. ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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