• Communications Coordinator at Java House

  • Posted on: 10 August, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Java House has been a home away from home for Kenyans since we opened in 1999 with the aim of enabling guests to enjoy authentic export-quality coffee. Our humble beginnings laid the foundation of what is today, a home-grown coffee-led restaurant chain and far-reaching African experience.

    Communications, Events & Catering Coordinator

     

    Job description

    Java House is currently sourcing for a self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of communications, events & catering coordinator based in Nairobi.

    Role:

    To assist the Graphic Designer to develop on-brand marketing collateral and develop touch points for various media; online and offline as required to support the business

    Key Responsibility Areas

    • Communications
      • Develop and implement communications goals and plans for Java House Group in line with the marketing objectives
      • Creating materials, posters, and online communications, including creating viral campaigns, videos and infographics as needed for both internal and external publics
      • Stakeholder engagement through directed campaigns, partnerships and events
      • Draft media releases, backgrounders, and manage other media communications as needed
      • Contribute in supporting CSR and Java Foundation efforts as needed
      • Develop media and marketing strategies for Java Group events, programs, and campaigns
      • Support website content design and maintenance (Word Press-based)
      • Writing, editing and distributing email communication, blog posts and newsletters for target audiences in collaboration with the Digital Marketing team
      • Support the management of Java’s social media presence
      • Plan and execute internal marketing initiatives in collaboration with HR
    • Event Planning
      • Develop and manage the Catering and Events business portfolio
      • Plan and organize events with support from relevant departments
      • Establish and maintain relationships with partners, and event organizers as needed
      • Manage event logistics and budgets
      • Coordinate volunteers and site personnel together with the relevant teams
      • Act as a liaison between Marketing, Operations, Commissary and other key Departments, ensuring all client requirements, facility policies, and best practices are adhered to
    • Planning and Reporting
      • Gather consumer insights on catering needs and make recommendations for improvement
      • Maintains accurate and up-to-date information on each event, keeping the Sr. Manager and Operation Managers informed of adjustments and revisions
      • Provide analysis and reports on events on a regular basis
    • Other Duties
      • Participate in and provide input into Java House Group overall marketing planning and budgeting process in cooperation with the Brand and Marketing and other staff
      • Administrative tasks related to communications and/or event planning
      • Represent Java House at community events where necessary and engage the public about our workshops and programs
      • Support the marketing needs as and when required

    Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

    Academic/Professional Qualifications

    Working knowledge of the principles of the food and beverage industry, services and equipment for a similar facility

    Functional Skills

    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects
    • Demonstrate problem-solving skills

    Key Competencies

    • Excellent organizational, communication, planning and interpersonal skills
    • Good written and verbal skills
    • Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic

    Relevant Experience

    2 years of experience in communications and event planning

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Java House career website on jobs.javahouseafrica.com to apply

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