Monday, July 7, 2014

National Land Commission Corporate Communications Director Job in Kenya

The National Land Commission

In pursuant to the provision of Article 67 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the National Land Commission Act No.5 of 2012, the Commission invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:
Director, Corporate Communications 
NLC Grade 2
1 Post

Job Description: The Director, Corporate Communications will report to the Secretary/CEO, National Land Commission and will be expected to:
  • coordinate of all National Land Commission corporate communication affairs;
  • implement and review the communication policies, strategies and programmes;
  • formulate and implement communication programmes to enhance the profile, image and perceptions of NLC by stakeholders;
  • provide advice to NLC on all areas of communication, public and media relations;
  • re-brand and maintain the Commission’s positive image;
  • develop and maintain good relations and rapport with mass media and all agencies under the Commission through professional public relations approach;
  • coordinate publicity and media coverage for the Commission;
  • manage protocol issues;
  • oversee planning, developing and managing the Commission’s portal and publications;
  • manage public relations and providing strategic leadership to the Commission in dealing with the media towards objective, effective and timely conveyance of information;
  • manage feedback and deal with issues that involve the Commission’s image and good relationship with media; and
  • provide interface between the Commission and its stakeholders.
  • collaborate in research on public relations and develop appropriate interventions;
  • provide liaison between the public and the media on all matters ofconcern to NLC and land matters;
  • develop and publish in-house newsletters;
  • liaise with the Directorates and other Units ¡n handling NLC publicity publications and internal communications;
  • communicate with the press and manage NLC’s engagements with the media for accurate coverage of key events; and
  • capture information, edit and transmit/broadcast to the public.
Job Specification
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following: Journalism, Mass Communications, Communication, Linguistics or Public Relations from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Communication, Journalism or any other equivalent course from a recognized institution;
  • served in a Corporate Communications/Affairs/Public Relations position in the public or private sector for at least fifteen (15) years, five (5) of which must have been ¡n a senior position;
  • membership to the professional body of journalists;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution;
  • met the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • a clear understanding of the Commission’s mandate;
  • thorough understanding of Devolution, the Constitution and Kenya Vision 2030 and the ability to translate them into the Commission’s programmes and projects;
  • demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to the Commission’s mandate; and
  • been a good team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills proven writing and communication skills.
Important Information to All Applicants

All candidates are required to submit on application, Clearance Certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal investigation Department (CID), Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), and the relevant professional body(ies).
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview.
  2. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their;
  3. National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and
  4. Testimonials.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit applications:

The Secretary /CEO National Land Commission
1st Ngong Road, Ardhi House
12th Floor, Room 1205
P.O Box 44417-00100 

All applications should reach the Commission by 21st July, 2014 on or before 5pm.

The National Land Commission is an equal opportunity employer, Women, people from Marginalized areas and people with disabilities are en co u raged to apply.