Research and Media Monitoring Officer Job in Nairobi – Media Council of Kenya

The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Act, 2007 as the leading institution in the regulation of media and in the conduct and discipline of journalists. 
The Council seeks to fill the following vacant position:
Research and Media Monitoring Officer – MCK/VA/1
Overall Purpose of the Position
To supervise the Media Monitoring Unit of the Council in a manner that develops, maintains and continually improves the Council image and reputation to stakeholders and partners.

  • Formulate the monitoring programme of the Council and oversee its implementation
  • Supervise and train media monitors and interns and guide them to ensure strict adherence to the monitoring principles.
  • Design and implement qualitative and quantitative monitoring tools for the assessment of the performance of Kenyan media
  • Generate reliable and timely monitoring reports and data for the Media Resource Centre
  • Coordinate the writing and production of the annual State of the Media Report
  • Work closely with the Programmes Manager in the maintenance of an efficient and effective monitoring unit
  • Schedule monitoring activities and assignments in a manner that ensures adequate control and cost effectiveness in the use of materials and facilities.
  • Masters Degree from an accredited institution in Communications or Journalism
  • Good research skills (qualitative and quantitative media analysis)
  • Skills and experience in ICT- based applications; advanced proficiency in SPSS and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Media Monitoring / Media Research
  • Post graduate qualification in project management and proposal writing an added advantage
The position is on a two (2) years renewable contract. 
Applicants meeting above qualifications should send their applications giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime telephone number, detailed C.V, copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three referees.
Applications should indicate position applied for including the reference number and addressed to:

The Executive Director
Media Council of Kenya
P.O. Box 43132- 00100, 

Applications can also be sent via E-mail: 
Or hand deliver applications to: 
Media Council of Kenya, 
Ground Floor, British American Insurance Co. Centre 
at Mara/Ragati Road Junction in Upper Hill. 
So as to reach not later than 17thAugust 2012.
NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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