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Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat – Director, Communications and Strategy.

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DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGY, (VDS 2)

Job Description

The job holder is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and overseeing implementation of Corporate Communication, Media and Public Relations activities, marketing strategies, policies, systems, and initiatives that translate into brand value enhancement, Institution’s visibility, and Reputational Risk Management.

The job holder is also responsible for spearheading the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Secretariat’s performance contracting and reporting, including the development, review and monitoring of the VDS Strategic Plan.

The Director, Communications and Strategy will be responsible to the Director General in carrying out the following roles: –

  • Leading the conceptualization, formulation, designing, developing, implementing, managing, analyzing, and reviewing public relations and corporate communication strategies, policies, procedures and practices that promote Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship Programmes and Projects, locally and internationally.
  • Designing, development, implementation and management of corporate strategy and operational plans geared towards attaining and sustaining a positive public image of the institution.
  • Overseeing the management of media and other stakeholder engagement including interviews, and preparation of informative press briefs, press releases, newsletters, publications and branding/marketing materials to be disseminated to external and internal stakeholders to enhance accurate information dissemination to the public on all matters of concern to VDS.
  • Creating awareness on the roles, goals, objectives, and activities of the Kenya Vision 2030 Projects and Programmes while spearheading all the institution’s media campaign activities in liaison with other Directorates to improve on VDS visibility.
  • Devising and implementing measures to project, promote and protect the Secretariat’s corporate image and profile locally and internationally.
  • Liaising with other Directorates and Divisions to develop or review various strategies to support programmes/projects under VDS and MTP.
  • Designing, initiating, undertaking and supervising public relations and communication research to develop and execute sound corporate public relations and communication strategies and appropriate interventions for the VDS.
  • Developing and implementing appropriate and strategic networks, collaboration, linkages and partnerships with the stakeholders nationally and internationally to support the VDS.
  • Responsible for designing, producing, and disseminating information, education and communication (IEC) materials including other VDS’ publicity materials e.g documentaries, newsletters and brochures.
  • Developing a strategic and people-centered communication strategy and spearhead the management of the relationship between the institution and external Brand and PR communication agencies assigned to the institution.
  • Overseeing the management of the implementation of all artworks, production of branding or marketing materials and media campaigns to enhance brand affinity.
  • Overseeing the development, production, and execution of all the VDS advertising strategies to enhance brand visibility and corporate identity.
  • Overseeing the management of VDS annual events and exhibitions to promote and enhance stakeholder engagement forums and initiatives to publicize VDS activities.
  • Overseeing compliance and adherence to the VDS’ Citizen Service Delivery Charter for efficient service delivery.
  • Design and manage the VDS’ website’s content in liaison with ICT and develop and manage information resource centre for VDS content while ensuring that information on databases remain secure by instituting copyright measures as applicable.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement VDS corporate social responsibility strategies.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate the preparation, vetting, signing and evaluation of the VDS Performance Contract.
  • Spearhead the development, implementation and monitoring of the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan and identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization for further action.
  • Overseeing the preparation and submission of all periodic and ad hoc reports for the Directorate geared towards sustaining high positive media tonality of the Secretariat and departmental reports for submission in the Senior Management and Board meetings for informed decision making.
  • Inspiring and mentoring the department’s staff on career progression and personal growth to ascertain succession planning.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate should possess:

  • Master’s degree  in  any  of Corporate Communication, Studies, Public Relations, institution. the  following  disciplines:  –  Mass  Communication, Development  Communication,  Journalism,  Media or  its  equivalent  qualification  from  a  recognized
  • 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.
  • Must have served in the position of Deputy, Assistant or Senior Principal Public Relations and Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector for a minimum period of (3) years OR at least fifteen [15] years relevant work experience required, seven [7] of which should be at senior managerial level.
  • 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.
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  • Proven experience in designing and/or implementing a local, national, or regional strategic communications strategy.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of National goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to realization of Vision 2030.
  • Should have done Senior Leadership Development Programme Course (SLDP) or Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

Required Skills & Competencies

  1. Ability to management and lead teams.
  2. Ability to work under pressure.
  3. Knowledge of best practices in Customer Experience
  4. Knowledge of Brand & Product Marketing
  5. Digital Media Management
  6. Project management skills
  7. Communication skills
  8. Reporting skills
  9. Competitive analysis
  10. Analytical skills
  11. Negotiation skills
  12. Interpersonal skills
  13. Reliability & Dependability
  14. Creativity and Innovative
  15. Emotional Intelligence

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required for ALL positions; –

  1. Must be a visionary, transformative and results-oriented strategic thinker.
  2. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multiethnic and multi-disciplinary environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines and deliver demonstrable results.
  5. Be self-driven, a team-player and a mentor/coach; and
  6. Ability to cultivate partnership and collaborations.

Terms of Service

All positions are on contract terms for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. All positions attract a competitive salary and other benefits.

How to Apply:

ALL Applications.

  • Shall start with an online application at: https://forms.gle/oeyBJvJZfR1k1Mw27
  • Should be clearly marked “Application for the position applied” on the envelope/subject line.
  • 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. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.

All applications submitted in hard copy should have the ‘Advert No.” clearly marked on the envelope and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:

Manual applications should be addressed, and hand delivered OR posted to:

The Director General

Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat

BRITAM Centre, 7th Floor

Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 52301-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Online applications should be e-mailed as PDF attachment to vacancy@vision2030.go.ke

Note: Compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution

Shortlisted candidates shall be required to submit the following documents to signify compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department; and
  • Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau.

Details on the job specifications of each vacancy can be obtained on website http://vision2030.go.ke/vacancies/.

“Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons living with disability are encouraged to apply”. All applications should be submitted not later than 29th July 2022 at 5.00pm. Shortlisted candidates must meet Chapter Six (6) requirements of the Constitution. Further information can be obtained on website: http://www.vision2030.go.ke

 

The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

The Director General

Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat

Britam Centre, 7th Floor

Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill

P.O. Box 52301-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

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