Manager Communications and External Relations Job

Full Time
  • Post Date: 16/12/2017
  • Offerd Salary Ksh50,000+
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Gender Both
  • INDUSTRY Communication Jobs
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description


  1. a) Planning and implementation
  • Identify and mitigate communications challenges and risks which could impact on the CAK’s reputation, briefing the DG and management team as appropriate;
  • Develop a joined up approach and consistency of communications across CAK, with oversight and professional leadership of all communications activity and improved planning and prioritization of communications and marketing efforts and resources;
  • Develop a strong internal communications policy that will support employee communication, in conjunction with HR and other functions;
  • Develop and implement  the Authority’  communication  strategies to engage external stakeholders;
  • In conjunction with other functions develop a consistent internal and external corporate brand;
  • Develop communications  key  messages  and  talking  points  and manage the implementation  across all communications  programs (marketing,  PR,  IR,  internal  etc);
  • Assist with  strategic communication requirements for executive team, including presentation development, interview talking points and speech writing. Assist in preparation of pre-production material for development of video documentaries and infomercials;
  • Establish corporate and digital media communications strategy; and
  • Spearhead  the   publication   of   CAK   newsletters   and   other publication materials.
  1. b) Media Stakeholders
  • Responsible for identifying and building relationships with new and existing editors, reporters, producers, bloggers and tech analysts to increase media coverage;
  • Drive editorial  story  planning,   writing   and  pitching   to  both domestic  and international  press, including  all necessary  reporter follow-up efforts (fact-finding, quote development/approval, executive   interview   coordination,   etc.)   Uncover   and   exploit exposure opportunities with key media outlets;
  • Proactively  seek    and    manage    strategic    executive    visibility opportunities   and   enhance   the   Authority’s   visibility   through thought leadership;
  • Works with  Advocacy  team  to identify  key media  opportunities with top tier media, economic and trade publications and analysts; and
  • Establish a stakeholder  management  strategy,  taking  account  of political and media agendas.
  1. c) Communication Management
  • Build internal capacity for effective communication;
  • Conduct daily media monitoring and reporting;
  • Develop and manage the Authority’s media library;
  • Develop  work   plans   and   budgets   for   the   Communication department for approval;
  • Oversee the execution of the approved departmental  work plans and budgets;
  • Oversee performance management in the department;
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
  • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
  • Spearhead the recruitment  of staff within the department;
  • Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan;
  • Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
  • Participate in committees as appropriate.


Education and knowledge

  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Communications, Law or any other related field;
  • Post graduate diploma in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications;
  • Membership to PRSK;
  • Proficiency in ICT, and;
  • Masters degree in business related fields/Social Sciences will be an added advantage.


  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in a similar position in a reputable organization, with at least 3 years at a supervisory level;
  • Diverse experience in public relations, communication and events planning;
  • Knowledge of content development; and
  • Experience in preparation and edition of presentations 

Skills and Competences

  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
  • Creativity; and
  • Strategic management Skills.

How to Apply
Applications can either be emailed to or sent in hard copies, indicating the position being applied for on the envelope, to the address below:
Africa Management Solutions Limited
Vision Plaza 3rd Floor, Unit 12A, Mombasa Road,
P.O. Box 11145-00100