ICPAK Manager Communication Job in Kenya

Manager Communication

About ICPAK:
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) is the professional organization for Certified Public Accountants in Kenya established in 1978 by the Accountants Act, CAP 531. 
Since then, ICPAK has been dedicated to development and regulation of the accountancy profession in Kenya so as to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development.

Job Summary: 
To augment its management team and deliver value to its stakeholders, ICPAK seeks to recruit, a Manager, Communications Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Manager, Communications will support a wide range of communications activities for ICPAK, ensuring effective and consistent communications of ICPAK’s strategy, initiatives, and policies to ICPAK members, the media, the Government, the regulatory community, and other ICPAK stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have had experience working in a communications or public relations department or agency, preferably business-to-business and will be a strong writer with solid knowledge of the financial services industry, preferably the accountancy profession. 
The position also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The essential duties and responsibilities include those set out below. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
  1. Build excellent working relationships with the Council and in particular the Chairman and Vice Chairman, the Chief Executive and the Senior Management team and the technical staff, which are essential to fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.
  2. Assist with developing and implementing the ICPAK Strategic Communications Plan including overseeing the budget related to the Communications Strategy.
  3. Undertake research into and remain abreast of current and emerging social, economic, political, market and stakeholder trends and issues affecting the accountancy profession in Kenya and internationally and ensure that Communication materials are developed that reflect the current environment.
  4. In consultation with and on behalf of the Council and Chief Executive, research, write and edit press releases, articles, media backgrounders, key messages, briefing notes, newsletters and other materials regarding ICPAK and its work including editing or adapting material for publication. Research, write and edit speeches, PowerPoint presentations and other external messages for the Council and Chief Executive.
  5. Manage the development, production and distribution of ICPAK’s Communications materials including the Accountant Journal, the E-Connect, web based communication among others.
  6. Develop and build good relationships with the media so as to ensure high-quality media coverage and exposure for ICPAK and its activities.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Approximately 5 years of communications experience, preferably business-to-business, including experience writing about the accountancy profession or another financial services area.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts into layman’s terms and produce major speeches on complex topics in a rhetorically effective manner.
  • Ability to direct projects from inception to implementation, including ability to evaluate complex information, consider key constituents, and recommend and implement a course of action.
  • Ability to write in different voices and for different media including print, spoken word, electronic, broadcast among others.
  • Ability to manage a diverse range of communications vehicles and projects, often working on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice about potential communications solutions, strategies and vehicles that effectively address internal clients’ strategic objectives.
  • Personal Attributes: The ideal candidate will be capable of working with others at all levels of the organization and possess the experience and confidence to provide communications guidance that is respected and credible.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Degree (minimum Upper Second or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Post Graduate Diploma or other relevant qualification in Journalism or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body will be an added advantage How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application letter, CVs and other relevant documents to the
Chief Executive,
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya
P.O. Box 59963-00200

Or hand deliver to our offices or at the Dropping Zone Revlon Plaza box number 164, Biashara Street.

Applications should be received on or before close of business on 26th June 2012.

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