Population Services Kenya (PSK) Senior Communication Manager Job Vacancy

Population Services Kenya (PSK)
Senior Communication Manager
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Supervises: Communication Manager

The Organisation: Population Services Kenya (PSK) is a local NGO working in the health sector with a mission to improve the lives of Kenyans.  


PS Kenya is part of the PSI network which is a global health non-profit whose aim is to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan their families by marketing affordable health products and services (visit www.pskenya.org for more information). 

PS Kenya’s management team drives some of the most innovative programs in the PSI world. This is a team that you want to join!

The Job: Your primary deliverable will be a well-defined and effectively executed communication agenda for PS Kenya!  

A primary focus will be amplifying key PS Kenya messages and driving the visibility of the organizations projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a communication/PR strategy 
  • Work with senior management to develop key messages and identify opportunities for telling our story
  • Plan and write press releases and other outward facing communications, conduct proactive traditional, social media outreaches and coordinate responses
  • Establish and create strong relationships with media and monitor media to ensure all key stakeholders are aware of coverage and news cycles and coordinate responses as required
  • Support and advise management in handling sensitive communication matters including inquiries from the press, interest groups, and members of the public
  • Work with direct reports to achieve the stated communications objectives and manage their roles and responsibilities towards overarching strategic goals
  • Lead select program visits with key partners, meeting program/technical team objectives and positioning PS Kenya appropriately to an external audience
  • Take a lead in  the design and production of external newsletter, websites and other external facing communication tools
  • Ensure that all communication channels for the organization are up to date and in sync with the organization priorities and programs
  • Represent PS Kenya at various public speaking and community engagements, as needed
  • Develop and execute departmental strategic plans and internal education initiatives for the department
  • Provide strategic direction for blog, social media and related content
Who We Are Looking For!
  • A seasoned leader, with experience at strategy level, who easily engages peers, supervisors and subordinates, has a results focus and is open to new ideas.  In addition you will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 8+ yrs experience in marketing, PR, project management, partnership and business development and/or corporate social responsibility
  • Proven excellence in writing, speaking and technical capabilities demonstrated by examples of your work
  • Well-organized, self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with self-motivation and initiative.
  • People management experience including managing performance, mentoring and coaching, motivation and discipline.
  • Agency and/or Journalism experience is preferred but not essential
How to Apply:
Your application, including a cover letter highlighting the experience that is relevant to this role, a detailed CV, three samples of your publications (links are acceptable), details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees, should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Closing date: 22nd July 2016

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