Ministry Of Environment Communications Officer Job

Role title: Communications Officer – One (1) Post

Location: Nairobi

Job Description

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, the  Communications Officer will be responsible for leading knowledge  management outputs of the projecct; developing the project communications  strategy at the project outset and coordinating its implementation across all  project components.

Term of Engagement: The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months  contract with possibility for extension.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a project communications strategy/plan, incorporate it with the  annual work plans and update it annually in consultation with project  stakeholders; coordinate its implementation;
  • Coordinate the implementation of knowledge management outputs of the  project;
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of public awareness activities  across all project components;
  • Facilitate the design and maintenance of the project website/webpages and  ensure it is up-to-date and dynamic; and
  • Facilitate learning and sharing of knowledge and experiences relevant to the  project.

Qualifications  

  • The applicant must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a  Communications related field;
  • A qualification (bachelor’s degree, diploma) in the field of natural  resource/environmental management will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience of communications for  project or programme implementation;
  • One (year) of which must have been in developing and implementing  communications strategies been for organizations or projects;
  • previous experience with UN projects, or those involving international  donors will be a definite asset;
  • Strong professional working capacity to use information and communication technology, specifically including website design and desk top publishing software
  • Understanding of ASGM, sound management of chemicals, sustainable  livelihoods and associated issues;
  • Very good inter- personal skills;
  • Excellent written and oral language skills in English (writing, speaking and  reading) and in Kiswahili.

How to apply

  1. Download the specific job requirements for the positions from the Ministry of  Environment and Forestry Website page www.environmment.go.ke, read this  carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications required.
  2. Fill in each section of the Bio – Data Form clearly in typed, block letters. 
  3. The Bio-Data Form must be accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed  Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National Identify Card,  and Testimonials.
  4. All applications should be addressed to, The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of  Environment and Forestry, P.O. Box 30126, 00100 NAIROBI. 
  5. In Submitting the applications, Applicants can;
  6. Email their applications, in Ms Word or PDF; to  recruitment@environment.go.ke with the position Title as the subject; or
  7. Drop a hard copy; in sealed envelope at the Ministry’s (Main) Registry on 13th Floor, NHIF Building, or 
  • Post a hard copy;
  • With the position title clearly indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.
  • The closing date for all applications is 8th June, 2020 at close of business (5pm). Late  applications shall NOT be considered.
  • The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are  encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to Automatic Disqualification.

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