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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
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    Background Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re) is the oldest Reinsurer in Eastern and Central Africa. It was established through an Act of Parliament in December 1970 and commenced business in January 1971. Kenya Re’s core activity is providing reinsurance services for most classes of business. Since its inception, Kenya Re has p...
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    Communications Assistant

    The Position

    The selected candidate will report to the Manager Corporate Affairs. The holder of this position will assist in the implementation of the Corporation’s communication projects and strategies and provide administrative support to the Corporate Affairs Department. The main duties will include but will not be limited to: –

    Key Responsibilities

    • Working closely with all service providers to ensure success of all Corporation events through monitoring the set ups and set downs and ensuring they comply with the Corporation’s standards.
    • Assist in the implementation of the communications strategies
    • Writing and overseeing the content gathering process for the Corporation’s quarterly magazine – ‘Re News’ through writing of stories; CSR and industry related stories.
    • Writing of press releases and statements, public notices and preparing information kits for media inter­views.
    • Execution of photography opportunities; pre- and post-Kenya Re events.
    • Assisting in maintaining web content and executing social media strategies
    • Assisting in the preparation of quarterly board committee papers.
    • Speech writing for the Corporation’s leadership for use during events.
    • Planning, Co-ordination, monitoring and execution of Kenya Re events through proper events manage­ment techniques.
    • Developing, designing and distributing the internal staff e-newsletter- “Uhondo” informing staff on im­portant events & industry news.
    • Providing support and co-ordination of all the Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs as well as those of the Corporation’s flagship CSR project – Niko Fiti Ability beyond disability.
    • Monitoring, tracking, and reporting on media coverage on Kenya Re and insurance related issues and discuss course of action.
    • Handling travel protocol requests to the division and ensure they are ready before departure or guest arrival.
    • Applicants should possess:
    • A degree in Communications or a Public Relations from a recognized University
    • Professional Qualification is an added advantage
    • 1-2 years progressive experience in supporting external communications and internal communications plans and activities
    • Understanding of media relations
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Proficient in IT, Microsoft Office skills;

    Essential Skills

    • Excellent in written and verbal communication
    • Must be proactive and innovative keeping abreast with communications advancements.
    • Must have ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills.
    • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post

    Method of Application

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability. An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates.

    Applicants should indicate on the CV their current/last salary and whether they are persons living with disability. They should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. outlining how they meet requirements for the position to: –

    The Human Resource Manager

    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited

    P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO

    NAIROBI E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 1st February 2021

    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 01st February 2021

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