Communication Officer at Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA)

On Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments. 
The Commission seeks to recruit a qualified and competent staff to fill the following position. 
Communication Officer 

The successful candidate will be responsible for both internal and external communication processes. 

The commission is looking for a creative and professional communicator who will work with the management team to develop and implement a communication strategy within the overall strategic framework. 
The Officer will be reporting to the Director Communications. 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the Commission’s Public image with stakeholders. 
  • Create effective communication materials that will include brochures, flyers, business cards, educational materials etc.
  • Review and write new content updates for the
    commission website and Facebook page and also provide updates to the internet web team. 
  • Establish and maintain a photo library with photos from team members and categorize and tag them for accessibility. 
  • Participate in planning films and videos on the commission’s programs. 
  • Collect and write stories and interviews on topical matters relevant to the commission’s activities. 
  • Provide communications advice including crafting of relevant messages and promote them through established media channels and through direct communications with clients and partners. 
  • Produce compelling and interesting news releases and
  • Oversee and supervise printing and design of communication materials. 
  • Develop content for the intranet, staff newsletter, team briefings, annual reports, notice boards and other internal communications channels. 
  • Co-ordinate exhibitions and visits. 
  • Manage corporate social responsibility
    activities for the Commission.
  • Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be
    required or as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Should
    have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, or in
    a related field. 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Communication, Media Studies or any
    other related field. Should have at least four years’ experience in a relevant
  • Should be familiar with computer programs and be especially proficient
    in Microsoft office, e-mail, adobe design programs (Photoshop, InDesign and
    acrobat pro). 
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

In addition, the successful candidate; 
  • Should possess
    excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Swahili. 
  • Should have good organisational and time management skills. 
  • Should have
    experience in maintaining and contributing to the development of a website. 
  • Should be a dynamic team player and a collaborator with strong networking
General Competencies
All applicants to the above positions should
possess the following general competencies:
  • He/she must be a person
    of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player 
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and
    leading team 
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards 
  • Competent and organized 
  • Excellent communication skills

Terms and Conditions of Service 
The successful candidate
for the above position will be offered a competitive remuneration package and
will be appointed on Permanent with Pension terms of employment.


Application Process 
If your training, experience and
competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send
(2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date
curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone
contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials. 
You should
also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous
work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email
Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and
be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside
Drive by 7th October, 2013 as follows:

The Commission Secretary 
Commission on Revenue
14 Riverside Drive Grosvenor Block 
P.O. Box 1310 – 00200 
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
If you do not hear from us in the
next three month from the date of this advertisement then consider your
application unsuccessful. 
The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and
compliant employer.
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