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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
  • The Commission was established when the fiscal sustainability of the wage-bill; attraction and retention of requisite skills to execute public service functions; productivity and performance; and transparency and fairness in remuneration setting and review, is seriously in question. It came at a time when the slow growth of the economy and high cost of li...
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    Principal Officer, Corporate Communications

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for implementing the corporate image and stakeholder management policies and strategies to enhance the Commission’s brand.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    • Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
      • Provide input into the departmental work plan and compile budget estimates to inform the departmental planning process;
      • Support in the management of media relations to build a positive SRC image;
      • Organise and coordinate the Commission events, including press conferences and mediabriefings;
      • Facilitate access to information and data when required by the public;
      • Manage review of media and social media for news and information relating to SRC’s mandate;
      • Assist in monitoring the impact of the communications strategy, communications policy,
        stakeholder management and mapping strategy, stakeholder management policy, and propose reviews where appropriate;
      • Supervise the production of Mishahara quarterly newsletter, e-Connect weekly bulletin and any other special publications;
      • Lead the development and performance management of staff that report to the position for the achievement of both individual and departmental goals;
      • Carry out training needs assessment and propose training programmes for departmental staff that report to the position;
      • Identify and evaluate communication risks and implications of all of the departmental activities;
      • Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff that report to the position; and
      • Mentor and coach staff that report to the position, in liaison with the Head of Corporate Communications.
    • Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
      • Implement policies, procedures and manuals to ensure improved efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery;
      • Draft content for print and electronic media to ensure clear communication to stakeholders;
      • Review and update the Commission’s website, intranet and social media platforms ensuring that the content is factual and timely;
      • Provide requisite information to ensure accurate and timely responses to media and other key stakeholders.
      • Respond to media queries for the Commission to ensure responses are timely and factual, in liaison with the Head of Corporate Communications;
      • Prepare information, education and communication (IEC) materials and other promotional materials;
      • Implement the corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and programmes;
      • Draft opinion editorials for publication in line with Commission’s mandate.
      • Draft press releases and briefs on SRC’s programmes and activities;
      • Draft speeches and statements for the Chairperson and CEO;
      • Review audio-visual productions, documentaries, radio productions, as well as other  printed materials;
      • Identify public relations issues as they emerge and propose remedial action;
      • Provide secretarial services to the Commission’s Corporate Image and Stakeholder
      • Management Committee, as may be assigned by the Head of Corporate Communications;
      • Develop individual work plan, monitor own performance and seek support to ensure delivery of agreed targets; and
      • Prepare and submit departmental monthly, quarterly and annual reports to Head of Corporate Communications.

    Job Dimensions:

    • Financial Responsibility
    • Provide input to the department budget and procurement plan.
    • Responsibility for Physical Assets
    • Computer
    • Office equipment and furniture
    • Camera
    • Banners
    • Decision Making / Job Influence
    • Managerial
    • Analytical
    • Operational

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or any Bachelor’s degree with a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication or Journalism from a recognised university.
    • Master’s degree from a recognised university shall be an added advantage.
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya in good standing.
    • Previous relevant work experience required
    • Eight (8) years of relevant work experience, with at least 4 years in a comparable position in a reputable organisation.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies /Attributes:

    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
    • Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment;
    • Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams;
    • Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence
    • Demonstrate knowledge on relevant legislation and applicable professional standards;
    • High level of interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines;
    • High level of attention to detail;
    • Knowledge of relevant media software;
    • Ability to work with teams;
    • Possess problem solving skills; and
    • Good analytical and communication skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of National Identity card, academic and professional certificates and testimonials.

    Shortlisted candidates MUST present and fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing original copies of the following documents during interviews;

    1. A valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    2. A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);
    3. A valid clearance form from the Ethics & Anti- corruption Commission (EACC)
    4. A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and
    5. A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) (Must provide certificate or report)

    Application to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of……” and delivered to:

    The Commission Secretary
    Salaries and Remuneration Commission
    Williamson House 6th Floor
    4th Ngong Avenue
    P.O. Box 43126 – 00100

    To be received on or before 29th November, 2021.

    Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates from minority, marginalized groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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