23 Feb 2021

Communications Officer at Kenya Flower Council

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Formed in 1996 by Kenyan growers and exporters of cut-flowers, Kenya Flower Council is a business membership organization that advocates for interests and represents 80% of the flower industry in Kenya. At its formation, KFC’s initial membership stood at 5 farm and has continuously grown to 130 large, medium and small producers and 93 associate members that provide essential services to the sector in Kenya.

Job Summary

This position will provide timely and effective communications support to the KFC Team and will ensure high quality delivery of services, products and materials intended to raise the awareness, knowledge and profile of the Organization among members, the horticulture industry, government, key value chain actors, the market and international partners.

Responsibilities

Enhance KFC media presence through securing interviews and coverage

  •  Write and ensure publication of KFC OPEDs, features, and news releases on most local & international media outlets
  • Continuous updating of media database
  • Ensure effective media coverage of strategic KFC’s events
  • Assist to coordinate and plan for media briefings and tours
  • Undertake daily media monitoring

Enhance KFC communication, both external and internal stakeholders.

  • Assist in development of the weekly newsletter to members
  • Assist in content development and updating of KFC website
  • Work with Audit and Admin units to communicate to members and stakeholders on KFC activities.
  • Work with Units to develop content for various publications
  • Segment and regularly update KFC member and stakeholder database
  • Update KFC’s Social Media platforms under guidance of the supervisor
  • Assist in developing promotional materials such as brochures, banners, etc.
  • Assist in Photography and establishment of photo gallery

Event coordination and support for all functions KFC undertakes

  • Assist in marketing and advertise space within the KFC website & Newsletter.
  • Assist in the coordination of Board and members’ meetings.
  • Assist in development of calendar of events for all local and international expos and KFC forums.

Front office & CEOs office support

  • Handle incoming deliveries, queries and letters.
  • Manage organization’s general emails.
  • Assist drafting letters and other relevant communications for the CEO.
  • Assist in managing CEO’s calendar.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications related fields (Corporate Communications, Development Communication, International Relations, Broadcast Media, Print Media or related fields) with demonstrated experience in environment journalism / writing;
  • 3 years of relevant experience.

Skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Experienced and passionate about writing in agriculture or business;
  • Demonstrated experience in producing high quality graphics and designs for communication;
  • Works efficiently and delivers high quality communication outputs in a timely manner with minimum supervision;
  • Passionate about the use of social media to create positive change;
  • An inspiring and collaborative team player with the desire to support other members of his / her team;
  • Creative thinker willing to take leadership and provide creative ideas in communication;
  • Capable of working in a high-paced environment to deliver results;


Method of Application

Send your application to

[email protected]

with the subject “Communication Officer”

Closing Date : 5th March, 2021  






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