Brand Kenya Strategic Communication Director Job

Director Strategic Communication 
REF:BKB/HR/DSC/08/2012-2013

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Strategic Communication will be in charge of the Board's Strategic Communication function and will work closely with the Director Marketing to deliver quality country branding programmes and initiatives.

The overall responsibility of the Director will be to oversee the formulation and implementation of communication policies and procedures, and formulating and directing the Board's communication strategy.

This position is responsible for managing the communication component of country branding strategies, through effective public relations, reputation and image management initiatives, at both National and International level in line with the Board's Strategic Plan.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Develop and implement appropriate communication policies and procedures for the Board;
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy to create and sustain awareness of the Board's mandate in line with its Strategic Plan;
  • Oversee the implementation of the Communication component of the National Brand Master Plan;
  • Create and maintain cordial working relationships with various media organizations and other stakeholders to achieve results as per the Board's Strategic Plan;
  • Design and administer the annual communication plan and related operations budget for the Board;
  • Provide leadership to both internal communication resources and external agencies;
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to achieve an effective integrated communication strategy for the Board;
  • Regularly interact with stakeholders to promote best interests and convergence of communication branding initiatives;
  • Manage the image and reputation of the Kenya Brand in liaison with Government departments and other institutions in order to forge a common platform for promoting Kenya Brand and clarity of purpose;
  • Monitor media on issues related to Brand Kenya Board and advise the CEO on matters relating to communication;
  • Plan and manage rapid response communications in situations of media crisis, disasters or other major emergencies to which the Board will respond in line with its mandate;
  • Oversee development and dissemination of positive media content and audio visual material for media and public consumption;
  • Oversee the activities of the Communication Department, be responsible for all the Department's staff, their career development, training and motivation and be accountable to the CEO for the Department's performance;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the CEO and/or the Board of Directors.
Key qualifications:

A Masters degree in Communication/Journalism or related field as well as a post graduate diploma qualification in communication;
  • A Bachelors degree in Communication/Public Relations / Journalism or related field;
  • At least ten (10) years experience in a dynamic corporate affairs and/or communication function;
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing a communication strategy and program;
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, team playing and facilitation skills; and,
  • Member of a professional body e.g. CIPR, PRSK, AMWIK, etc.
Competencies and attributes:-
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to coach, mentor, inspire others and build effective teams
  • Excellent written, analytical, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills,
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and people development/management skills;
  • Ability to quickly make decisions and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Excellent writing and editing skills – English and Kiswahili; and,
  • Knowledge of creative design and print production processes
If you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the set criteria for the above position, please visit our website www.brandkenya.go.ke, download and complete the Application (Bio-data Form) and submit your application online with copies of professional and academic certificates and any other testimonials. 
In addition, state current position and remuneration, email, day time contacts and names and contacts of three (3) referees. Please quote the position and reference number on the application letter and envelope.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the right candidates. 
The successful candidates will work on a three (3) year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance of the roles and responsibilities. 
All applications with copies of relevant supporting documents must be sent to the address below not later than Friday, 7th June 2013.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Brand Kenya Board,
NHIF, Building 4th Floor, Upper Hill, Nairobi
P.O Box 40500 - 00100
Tel: +254 2 271 5236/7;

Brand Kenya Board is an equal opportunity employer and our policy is to seek and employ individuals who are qualified by job related standards of education, vocational, training and experience. 
All appointments will be made on the basis of ability best demonstrated by recognized qualification, training, experience and recruits must be people who can be trained to work in a manner that will contribute to the effectiveness and objectives of the Board

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.