17 Nov 2020

Manager Strategy and Special Projects at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public. Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television services. The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professionals to achieve its corporate objectives.


The Role:

Reporting to the Managing Director under Directorate Department, the Strategy and Special Projects Manager will be responsible for generating business strategies targeting products, services and markets in the media and the identification of relevant special projects to be undertaken to enable the Corporation compete effectively in the market.

Specific Terms:

Three (3) years renewable contract subject to good performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulating and undertaking initiatives (Intel and Research) that will provide the much needed market intelligence to give the Corporation a competitive edge
  • Re-defining the business in which the Corporation will compete, leveraging on its good will, history, heritage and nostalgia
  • Harmonizing the core business departments of the Corporation on their various undertakings towards positioning the Corporation favorably in the larger broadcasting industry
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of approved projects and proactively monitoring their progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective actions
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and standards as per the Corporation’s editorial and regulatory policies and oversight of any risks and issues thereof
  • Managing the approved projects’ budgets, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realized benefits
  • Facilitating the appointment of teams to deliver on  assigned projects to enable effective delivery of the expectations of the Corporation’s stakeholders, clients and viewers
  • Managing effective communication with all stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Accounting/Economics/ICT/Social Sciences or related field from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in a related field will be an added advantage.

Minimum Experience

  • At least 10 years experience in the media industry with 7 years in managerial role
  • At least one (1) year experience in project and strategic management
  • Must be a registered member of a recognized and regulated professional body.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong influencing, interpersonal, analytical, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to lead change management in a complex business environment.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit a detailed updated CV; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; application/cover letter demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant position and names/contact information for three (3) referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

‘’KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and the Marginalized are encouraged to apply’’.

Managing Director
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
P.o. Box 30456-00100

Closing Date : 1st December, 2020


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