Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Corporate Communications Officers Jobs in Kenya (Media Relations, Content Management & Internal Communications)

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya. 
The Service seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following positions at its Headquarters.
 
1. Corporate Communications Officer (Media Relations) 
JG ”6” 
One (1) Post
 
Reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager, the overall responsibility will be to ensure that the Service protects and promotes its image in a proper and coordinated way.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Devising and developing effective strategies to address live and potential issues which may impact on the organization’s imagein the short, medium and longer term proactive and reactive media relations.
  • Implementing an integrated media strategy, using both traditional and digital media channels to raise the Service’s profile across a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Developing and implementing media plans across the organization.
  • Advising on potential media angles for new streams of work.
  • Working with internal teams to develop key messaging for projects.
  • Media liaison (local, regional and international)
  • Gathering, development and disseminating accurate and timely information to the press locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Media placement and development of feature articles.
  • Generating media coverage.
  • Providing media training & coaching other employees to deliver key messages in media interviews and other public platforms.
  • Coordination of speech writing.
  • Handling issues/crises and acting as the primary contact for journalists.
  • Developing and maintaining strong, professional relationships with the press and media colleagues.
  • Working with the wider communications team to deliver a fully integrated communications program
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma in Journalism for candidates with a non journalism degree.
  • At least three (3) years experience in a media house environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to copy, edit and maintain online technical content
  • Familiarity with the standards of writing, copy editing, and proof reading
  • Ability to identify, research and promote modern copy practice where required
  • Ability to improve written content with attention to detail
  • Experience and easy networking with subject matter experts to achieve a common goal
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • IT Skills
  • Having sound knowledge of media operations and contacts regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID
2. Corporate Communications Officer (Content Management) 
JG ”6” 
One (1) Post
Reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager, the overall responsibility will be to manage the look and feel of the Service’s website.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development and implementation of the website & content management system strategy.
  • Develop a web gap analysis matrix for continuous improvement.
  • Create, develop and manage content for the organization’s web presence
  • Coordinate web projects across Divisions/Departments and with content authors.
  • Identify new content opportunities and ways to re-purpose existing content throughout the site.
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout the website and any other sites.
  • Copy edit and proof read all web content.
  • Develop a system of collation of content from within and without the organization.
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies through relevant blogs, listservs and events.
  • Assure web based information is archived for future needs and reference.
  • Track and report on all site metrics.
  • Organize and support web writing training.
  • Carry out quality assurance checks on content.
  • Working with the wider Communications team to deliver a fully integrated communications program
  • Supporting and facilitating the Service in the use of latest social media such as twitter, facebook, you tube with a view to enhancing the Service’s mandate.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years experience in managing content and production for high traffic websites.
  • Demonstrated ability to copy, edit and maintain online technical content
  • Familiarity with the standards of writing, copy editing, and proof reading
  • Ability to identify, research and promote modern copy practice where required
  • Ability to improve written content with severe attention to detail
  • Experience and ease networking with subject matter experts to achieve a common goal
  • Knowledge of multi-media content management
  • Demonstrated training and/or experience in applications of new information and communication technologies.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • IT Skills
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID
3. Corporate Communications Officer (Internal Communications) 
JG ”6” 
One (1) Post
Reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager, the overall responsibility will be to ensure effective delivery of information and corporate communications to KWS staff.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developing an understanding and awareness of the internal communications needs within the organization.
  • Owner of corporate internal communication process delivering timely and effective communication.
  • Building on existing networks and developing where required internal communications contacts throughout the organization e.g. change managers, focus groups and communications audits.
  • Delivering regular communication for all staff through a range of channels, ensuring ease of access to communications, clarity and consistency of messages, newsletters, e- bulletin, intranet, briefing material etc
  • Working with the wider communications team to deliver a fully integrated communications program.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years experience within a media house environment, organization or communications agency
  • Have significant internal communications experience, including strategic development of internal communications plans and a track record of successful implementation
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and experience of communicating via offline channels
  • Familiarity with the standards of writing, copy editing, and proof reading
  • Ability to identify, research and promote modern copy practice where required
  • Ability to improve written content with severe attention to detail
  • Experience and ease networking with subject matter experts to achieve a common goal
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • IT Skills
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of the National ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 10th July, 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Director
Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 – 00100
Nairobi.


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