ONE (1) POST                          Vacancy No. KNRA/06 /2023
An officer at this level will head Corporate Communications and will be responsible to the Director Corporate Services.

Terms of Service: Renewable Contract
Remuneration: Salary and Benefits are those attached to KNRA Grade 3

For appointment to this Grade, a candidate must have: –
i.             A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience and a minimum of four (4) years in a supervisory role in comparable and relevant position;
ii.            Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International relations or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iii.           Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International relations or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iv.           Membership to a professional body, where applicable;
v.            Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
vi.           Have a clear understanding of the working of the media;
vii.         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
viii.        Proficiency in computer applications; and
ix.           Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities
i.             Maintaining and improve the Corporate Communication policy of the Authority taking into account the internal and external changes in the maritime industry;
ii.            Advising and recommending to the Authority possible outcomes and response scenarios based on strategic initiatives made in the year;
iii.           Coordinating all corporate communications related activities including publishing of brochures, handbooks, calendars, annual reports, departmental reports;
iv.           Developing and delivery of creative communication strategies and plans;
v.            Updating the Authority website and digital platforms and facilitate interdepartmental communications and managing external communications;
vi.           Building and maintenance of consistent branding, corporate identity across relevant public relations channels while keeping the Authority up to date on industry trends;
vii.         Developing suitable communication strategies to mitigate prevailing crisis;
viii.        Developing content to provide clear and adequate information and material that will support marketing and communications activities;
ix.           Reviewing and approving key presentations and collaterals needed for communications and outreach activities;
x.            Convening and chairing public relations and media related meetings;
xi.           Managing Digital and Media Relations including information sharing and invitations for the Authority’s events;
xii.         Developing and incorporating online tools and in-person networking to create relationships and ultimately build the Authority’s brand, both online and off line;
xiii.        Coordination of content creation editing and approving blog posts, articles, newsletters, communications materials, and material for social media channels;
xiv.        Leveraging on social media by creating, managing and growing the authority’s presence through blogs, twitter, facebook and other strategically relevant online properties;
xv.         Managing incoming media requests and building relationships with industry journalists;
xvi.        creating, executing and measuring media campaigns;
xvii.       Managing any online feedback forums;
xviii.     Implementing strategic communications plans and to provide local market insight for the authorities public-facing communications;
xix.        Developing networks with journalists, media producers, editors and strategic influencers;
xx.         Developing media plans, distribute and follow up media releases, book interviews and respond to media request;
xxi.        Overseeing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs; and
xxii.       Overseeing the Compliments and Complaints Handling Mechanism of the Authority.

Interested candidates who match the requirement for this position should fill & submit the Employment Application Form below