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  • Senior Manager, Corporate Communications at Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)

  • Posted on: 9 October, 2019 Deadline: 22 October, 2019
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  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).  It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-

     

    Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

     

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Director General, the jobholder will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating activities in the Corporate Communications Division.

     Responsibilities

    • Overseeing the interpretation and implementation of corporate communication policies, strategies and programmes;
    •  Developing standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions;
    •  Overseeing research conducted on public opinion and providing appropriate strategies to address issues raised;
    •  Overseeing the initiation and maintenance of good relations with media practitioners and the publics;
    • Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual
      concerns;
    • Overseeing the promotion of corporate brand and image of the Bureau;
    • Overseeing preparation of media supplements, documentaries, press release and media features;
    • Spearheading editing and dissemination of information to the public and media;
    •  Managing and developing staff;
    •  Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

    Qualifications

    • Served in the grade of Manager, Corporate Communications or equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Corporate Communications; Mass Communication; Journalism, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Must have a Masters in any of the following disciplines:- Corporate Communications; Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    •  Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Membership to Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) or any other related recognized body;
    •  Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
    • Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills;
    •  Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
    •  Must have analytical, financial and human resource management skills;
    •  Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
    •  Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents:-
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
    •  Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
    •  A current Certificate of Good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    •  Clearance Certificate from HELB
    • Clearance from EACC

    Method of Application

    Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6 which is available on the KNBS website www.knbs.or.ke accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials. The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102
    NAIROBI

    Applications can also be sent to the email address careers@knbs.or.ke

    Applications must be received not later than 22nd October, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    KENYA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

    EMPLOYER.

    PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALISED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

    DIRECTOR GENERAL

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