Kenya Red Cross Job Vacancy For PR & Communications Officer, Application Details

Kenya Red Cross Job Vacancy For PR & Communications Officer, Application Details

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Emergency Plus Medical Services (E-Plus) is a private company, limited by guarantee, fully owned by the Kenya Red Cross Society to offer emergency medical services which include 24hr ambulance services, Pre-hospital care training and the sale of first aid kits.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position:-

Reporting to: Managing Director, E-plus
Job location: Nairobi

Reporting to the Managing Director, E-plus the Public Relations & Communications Officer responsible for proper communications, positive media relations and promotion of good relations between the organization, key stakeholders and the public.

Duties for the PR & Communications Officer Job

  • Planning, organizing, and implementing overall communication and marketing strategies, as well as public information activities
  • Planning and covering E-plus activities in electronic and print for dissemination to the mainstream media and the public
  • Managing, planning, directing and implementing proactive communication programs to enhance the image of E-plus and its visibility both internally and externally
  • Overseeing E-plus digital communication, including the content for the website, social media, and newsletters
  • Conducting targeted campaigns and competitions, both offline and via online social media.
  • Development of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) items such as brochures, fact sheets, booklets and magazine
  • Coordinating the development of graphics as a way of telling E-plus stories through infographics and factographics
  • Engage is photography and videography, capturing E-plus activities in a way that enhances its brand and visibility
  • Create positive media relations with local, national and international media
  • Monitor appearances of E-plus and its staff in the media, as well as participation in internal and external forums
  • Dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and line organizations and stakeholders.
  • Organising visibility opportunities through press conferences, interviews, press releases, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
  • Providing clients with information about E-plus services, goods and promotional opportunities.
  • Liaising with clients and management about budgets, timescales and objectives
  • Drafting of speeches, talking notes, letters and communiques as and when required
  • Documentation and sharing with various stakeholders lessons learnt through various processes of delivering our mission
  • Capture and manage access to relevant data, stories and expertise required to advance

PR & Communications Officer Job Qualifications

  • University Degree and Diploma in Mass Communication, PR, and /or Journalism from a government recognized institution
  • 3 years’ experience in media relations, PR and communications or corporate affairs in a busy organization

Skills and knowledge

  • Communication skills (Oral and Written)
  • Research skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Creativity

Experience

  • Public Relations and/or Journalism
  • Marketing and events promotion
  • Fundraising

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively
  • Awareness of different media agendas

How to Apply

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Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees one of whom should be former employer, personal contacts such as telephone, e-mail and address should be sent to:-

The Managing Director Emergency Plus Medical Services P. O. Box 40712-00100 NAIROBI

Applications can also be dropped off at Kenya Red Cross Offices or E-Plus Office (Logistics Centre) so as to reach us by the 5th January 2018 at 5.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 

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