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The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) is a Semi-autonomous Government Agency established under The KenyaThe Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) is a Semi-autonomous Government Agency established under The Kenya Gazette No.1386 (Vol. CXI – No 15 of 17th February 2009). Its role is to spearhead the implementation of the Vision as the country’s development blueprint and strategy towards making Kenya a newly industrializing upper middle-income country capable of providing a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030.
The Vision 2030 Delivery Board (VDB) is seeking to fill the position for Director, Communication & Strategy through a competitive recruitment process
DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGY, VDS JOB GRADE 2
(a) Job Description
The Director, Communications and Strategy will be responsible to the Director General in carrying out the following functions: –
i. Formulating, designing, developing, implementing, managing, analyzing, and reviewing public relations and communication policies, procedures and practices that promote Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship Programmes and Projects, locally and internationally.
ii. Development and implementation of operational and management strategies.
iii. Projecting and protecting the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) image and profile locally and internationally.
iv. Liaising with other Directorates and Divisions to develop or review various strategies to support programmes/projects under VDS and MTP.
v. Identifying and coordinating the planning, design, development, and implementation of public relations of programmes/projects to support the VDS.
vi. Undertaking public relations and communication research to develop and execute sound corporate public relations and communication strategies for theVDS.
vii. Developing and implementing appropriate and strategic networks, collaboration, linkages and partnerships with the stakeholders nationally and internationally to support the VDS.
viii. Designing, producing, and disseminating information, education and communication (IEC) materials.
ix. Creating awareness on the roles, goals, objectives, and activities of the Kenya Vision 2030 Projects and Programmes.
x. Overseeing the design, development, implementation and management of corporate strategy and operational plans.
xi. Maintain current and establish new measurement metrics and benchmarks for communications and external relations to improve visibility on progress.
xii. Collaborating, leading, and influencing others across various disciplines both verbally and in concise presentations.
xiii. Understanding of all media channels and disciplines with the ability to develop ideas and strategies across all channels.
xiv. Overseeing program deliverables for reporting, including establishing reporting schedules and drafting reporting templates.
xv. Providing a deep understanding of the target audience, their attitudes, barriers, needs and behaviors to inform a people-centered communication strategy.
xvi. Working with the creative, media and social teams to ensure coherence of information across various audiences.
xvii. Identifying challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Working with the management and staff to recognize internal and external communication opportunities and solutions that define and execute appropriate strategies to support the VDS.
(b) Job Specifications
(i) Served in the grade of Principal Public and Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector for a minimum period of (3) years.
(ii) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Mass Communication, Corporate Communication, Development Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
(iii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Mass Communication, Corporate Communication, Development Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
(iv) Be a member of good standing in a recognized professional body such as Chartered Institute of Public Relations Society of Kenya or any other relevant professional body.
(v) Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
(vi) Proven experience in designing and/or implementing a local, national, or regional strategic communications strategy.
(vii) Demonstrate thorough understanding of National goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to realization of Vision 2030.
The following key attributes will be required for the positions:
1. A well-rounded professional in good standing
2. Substantial experience in the public or private sector in Public Communications and
3. Demonstrable proficiency in 21st-Century communication channels
4. Demonstrable exposure to multi-cultural multi-ethnic multi-disciplinary environments
5. Excellent organizational and team-management skills
6. Good inter-personal skills necessary to cultivate and maintain partnerships and collaborations
7. Demonstrable capacity to work under pressure and deliver results
8. Demonstrable capacity for innovation and delivery of results
Terms of Service
The Director, Communications and Strategy, Program Officer II and Information Communication Technology Officer II positions will serve on contract for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the VDB in consultation with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
How to Apply:
Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents. All applications should be e-mailed as PDF attachment to vacancy@ vision2030.go.ke
Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from the following institutions.
1. Kenya Revenue Authority.
2. Higher Education Loans Board.
3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
4. Relevant professional bodies.
5. Criminal Investigation Department (certificate of good conduct); and
6. Credit Reference Bureau.
Applicants must submit copies of these clearance certificates with the application.
“Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons living with disability are encouraged to apply”.
All applications should be submitted by 5pm on 8th October 2021. Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat is an equal opportunity employer.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted