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Communication Officer 1 (1post) IR 7 Job Ref: KIRDI/HR/EC/06/17

 

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of this job is to communicate the Institute’s programmes, policies and activities internally and externally by developing and disseminating communication materials to enhance the image of the Institute and create awareness on the institutes programmes and activities

 

Main Responsibilities of the Job:

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement annual Public Relations and Communication Policy and Strategy for the institute by liaising with stakeholders and reviewing existing policies and strategies to guide the Communication framework hence improving the image of the Institute
  • Manage and coordinate the Institutes media processes including press briefs, press releases and publications to be disseminated to the public
  • Manage communication between the Institute and its stakeholders through social media channels and the Institutes website for effective and efficient information flow
  • Develop and manage a corporate communication resource base by maintaining all publications both print and electronic for use by stakeholders as well as for ensuring that institutional memory is retained
  • Coordinate and manage interactive public functions and events through participation in trade fairs, shows, open days and exhibitions to promote and publicise activities of the institute
  • Develop and implement the Institute’s Citizens Service Delivery Charter by reviewing on annual basis by liaising with other Departments, Divisions and Centres of the Institute to ensure that the Institutes clients have accurate and up to dated information on the services we offer and on their obligations
  • Prepare and manage the units Annual Workplans and Budgets by planning for the activities to be carried out in the year and reviewing them weekly, monthly and quarterly to ensure that all planned for activities are implemented during the year
  • Develop and Implement branding and communication guidelines for the Institute as a Vision 2030 Flagship Project, by internalizing the branding and communication guidelines of the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and incorporating them as required to enhance the National Identification of KIRDI as a key contributor to the achievement of the Vision as well as entrench the spirit and the culture of the Vision in all aspects of the organization
  • Create awareness of the Institute’s activities and programmes on a regular basis by developing communication material and disseminating to relevant stakeholders through mass media to enhance the corporate image of the Institute
  • Liaise with stakeholders on a regular basis by acting as the first point of contact with the institute to provide the relevant link with personnel or officers in the Institute
  • Advanced Computer Application skills;
  • Excellent Written and oral Communication skills
  • 3 Years’ experience and have good personal relations skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good Presentation skills
  • Compliance with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Minimum qualifications

(i)Bachelor’s Degree in Communication/Journalism/ Public Relations/ International relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution;                                  

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a Post-graduate Diploma in Communication/Journalism/ Public Relations/ International relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution

  • Advanced Computer Application skills;
  • Excellent Written and oral Communication skills
  • 3 Years’ experience and have good personal relations skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good Presentation skills
  • Compliance with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

ABOUT KIRDI

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.


Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

E-mail: {dir<at>kirdi.go.ke}
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