National Biosafety Authority Principal Communication Officer Job in Kenya

The National Biosafety Authority is a State Corporation established
through the provisions of the Biosafety Act No.2, 2009 to exercise
supervision and control over the development, transfer, handling and
use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with a view to ensuring
safety to human and animal health as well as the provision of adequate
level of protection to the environment.

The Authority is
seeking to recruit talented, creative, competent and dynamic team player
with proven track records to the following vacant position:

Principal Communication Officer

Salary Scale NB 4

Reporting to the Corporation Secretary, the Principal
Communication Officer will be responsible for all the corporate communication,
public and media relations functions within the Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate public participation and engagement with
    regard to Biosafety Act, Regulations and policies.
  • Develop strategies aimed at creating Biosafety awareness
    and demystifying transgenic products.
  • Maintain data and documentation arising from media
    monitoring and follow up on NBA media coverage and mentions
  • Support in developing and implementing effective internal
    and external media relations strategies
  • Support in the implementation of the Authority’s
    communication approach with the media and other electronic and digital
    communication platforms;
  • Participate in the facilitation of media visits to NBA
    functions and other operational facilities/areas
  • Maintain and update the Authority’s media library,
    website and social media platforms.
  • Produce suitable communication materials for media house
    use, NBA e-communication and digital sites, stakeholder’s events, newspapers
    and magazines supplements and annual publications.
  • Formulate, implement and advise the Management on
    communication policies
  • Conduct research and routing stakeholder surveys and
    coordinate CSR activities
  • Organize and coordinate conferences, workshops,
    seminars, exhibitions and shows
  • Write speeches and public reports.
  • Ensure quality customer services is delivered and
    facilitate speedy resolution of public complaints

Requirements for appointment

An officer will qualify for appointment into this position
by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Communication/Public
    Relations/Journalism/Mass Communication
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication/Public
    Relations/Journalism/Mass Communication
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
  • At least 6 years’ experience with at least 3 years in
    managerial position.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Leadership, negotiation and people management skills
  • Clearance from KRA , EACC,CRB,CID, and HELB

NB: All applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
  • An application letter
  • A detailed CV with three referees
  • Clearance certificates from:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

How to Apply

and qualified persons should submit their applications together with
detailed CVs and copies of relevant certificates to the following

Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 28251-00100, 


Or our office in Gigiri
Commission for University Education Complex
Along Redhill Road, off Limuru Road

The application should reach us on or before 29th June 2016.

National Biosafety Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with Disability, women and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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