CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (1. PUBLIC RELATIONS & 2. DIGITAL MEDIA)

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Applications are hereby invited to fill the following vacancies in The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc.

1. CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, PUBLIC RELATIONS Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1047

Reporting to the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, under Corporate Communications Department, the Corporate Communications Officer, Public Relations will be responsible for providing support to the Company and its engagement with various stakeholders such as employees, customers, shareholders, media, government bodies and multilateral and bilateral agencies. The job holder will also be responsible for handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.

The key tasks & duties for this position are;

  • Participating in the development and implementation of Public Relations Strategy for the Company.
  • Preparing engagement meetings and planning communication programmes.
  • Facilitating the provision of information about the Company to various stakeholders; involving preparation of media reports, organizing News Conferences, Media Engagement; dealing with day to day inquiries from the media; developing and maintaining good links with the media.
  • Writing and producing high quality communication material and effectively communicating these across key audiences while ensuring that they conform to the Company’s and stakeholders’ standards.
  • Developing content (papers, briefs, power point presentations, etc.) in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Monitoring and analyzing emerging trends to inform the Company’s engagement with external stakeholders primarily project partners.

Appointment Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media or related field.
  • Diploma in Communication/Journalism/Public Relations will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ working experience in a busy news gathering and dissemination environment.
  • Membership of relevant Professional bodies is an added advantage.
  • Experience in a PR agency is an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of the media landscape and newsrooms operations.
  • Excellent Communication skills - both written and spoken.
  • Excellent command of both English and Kiswahili Languages - Writing and Speaking skills.
  • Knowledge on the workings of Government, bilateral and multilateral agencies and ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Good media contacts of local and international media.
  • Lateral thinker
  • Excellent Editorial skills
  • Advanced knowledge of various Microsoft office applications
  • Effective team player
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and withstand pressure

2. CORPORATE COMMUNCIATIONS OFFICER, DIGITAL MEDIA - Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1048

Reporting to Webmaster, under Corporate Communications Department, the Corporate Communication Officer, Digital Media will strengthen the Company’s communications team in maintaining and developing effective internal and external digital communications processes. The job holder will have day-to-day responsibility of maintaining the website(s) and intranet and supporting the delivery of the digital strategy.

The key tasks & duties for this position are;

  • Participating in the development and deployment of creative, always-on digital communications strategy.
  • Determining the best digital routes to internal and external audiences.
  • Ensuring effectiveness and integrity of all content across the public facing website and intranet.
  •  Managing day to day editing requirements for the website and intranet.
  •  Ensuring that digital products such as documents and films are fit for purpose, and adhere to the branding.
  •  Using insight, research, social media listening tools and analytics to determine and promote meaningful online interactions with users.
  • Providing basic project management and technical implementation skills to support the communications team to deliver a range of digital initiatives.
  • Ensuring that Government standards for digital content accessibility are followed.
  • Reviewing new technologies and keeping at the forefront of developments in digital media communications.
  • Ensuring that external digital suppliers working practices are in accord with Company policies.

Appointment Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media or related field. Diploma in Communication/Journalism/Digital Media will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Digital PR and Marketing. Membership of relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable success in developing and implementing a creative internal and external digital communication strategy.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing crisis online.
  • Strong contacts with bloggers, social media influencers.
  • Excellent Communication skills - both written and spoken.
  • Experience in online media buying:  Facebook Blue Print Certification or Google Adwords Specialist/Certifications would be an added advantage
  • Strong awareness of web usability and accessibility issues. Specialist knowledge of the technical aspects of website development and the environment in which these technologies and methodologies operate.
  • Specialist knowledge of the IT software and hardware tools used to store, process, retrieve analyze and present information to website users within and external to the Company. Understanding and experience in using Google analytics or similar package.
  • Ability to work on own initiative – especially in identifying opportunities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload, meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong personality and able to interact effectively with stakeholders at various levels. 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested persons should submit their applications online through visiting Kenya Power website on http://www.kplc.co.ke. Attach detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials. Quote the title of the position you are applying for and include your mobile telephone contact, e mail addresses and names and addresses of three (3) referees to be received not later than Wednesday, 18th November 2020.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Kenya Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.