2 Nov 2023

Head of Public Relations at JIJI

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Job Description

Jiji is the largest online marketplace with over 10 million visitors on our site and 5 million active ads. We have been recognized as the best classifieds twice in a row with the highest visibility and returns on our different categories and services. Our site has continuously gained trust among Kenyans enabling us to be the Mobile App of the Year| Shopping and E-commerce in Kenya. We have had a tremendous impact on our buyers and sellers, positively contributing to their growth.

We’re looking for a Head of Public Relations who will be responsible for handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.


The following are the duties you’ll be responsible for:

  • Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies
  • Get regular free media coverage and follow industry trends
  • Track performance of campaigns and activations by key metrics
  • Manage a local team in the PR Department
  • Organize and attend PR events and serve as company spokesman
  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders, media, and public
  • Edit and update different kinds of content to match brand guidelines
  • Seek opportunities for partnerships, sponsorship, and advertising
  • Prepare monthly reports on PR department work done against objectives


We believe that you’ll succeed better if you possess the following:

  • Degree/Diploma in Communications and Public Relations
  • Proven experience as a Head of Public Relations or a Senior Public Relations Officer or a similar role for 3 years and above
  • Established professional relationships with media agencies in Kenya
  • Superb communication, presentation, writing, and reporting skills
  • Creativity and problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Understanding social media and solid experience working with bloggers
  • Project, budget, and team management skills
  • Integrity and professionalism


We generally offer a vibrant culture, great work ambiance, and a super-intelligent workforce in a fun working environment to harness the power of innovation. We care a lot about our employees.

It’s obvious that for efficient work you need to stay in favorable working conditions.

That’s why we offer you the following benefits:

  • Compensation – a competitive retainer plus bonus based on monthly targets
  • Strategic leadership – lead and shape the PR strategy for our organization, influencing our brand image and communication initiatives at a strategic level
  • Innovative culture – thrive in our innovative and forward-thinking culture, where your creative ideas and strategic thinking will be embraced and supported
  • Networking opportunities – build a strong professional network through regular industry events, conferences, and networking opportunities, enhancing both your personal and professional growth
  • Global impact – contribute to our global presence and make a difference on a large scale as you lead PR efforts that resonate with audiences worldwide

Method of Application

Please send your CV to [email protected] using the job title as the subject of your email. We look forward to speaking with you more about this opportunity!


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