Communication Officer at Industrial Promotion Services (IPS)

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Summary: Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. Our companies in the food sector are among the leading food manufacturers and processors in East and Central Africa. 
Our products may be found in all leading supermarkets in the region as well as in the Middle East and Europe, we are keen to grow our existing business and expand into new markets.

IPS would like to recruit a Communication Officer who will support the implementation and coordination of internal and external communications for IPS and project companies. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of working with the media and have strong networks and connections within the East African region.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing support in the development and implementation of IPS’s Communication Strategy and Plan.
  • Undertaking systematic monitoring and reporting on media coverage of IPS and its project companies.
  • Developing a media database and relevant material as well as maintaining photo and press archives as needed.
  • Developing key brand messages and strategies to build brand awareness and ensuring consistency and accurate delivery of messages using a variety of media for defined audiences.
  • Enforcing the IPS brand standards guide to ensure standardization in the use of its logo and other material.
  • Assisting in the development of content and editing of documentaries, publications, newsletters, company profiles and the IPS and group company web pages.
  • Updating the IPS website and sending out email newsletters on a regular basis.
  • Managing and directing external suppliers and agencies in the delivery of communications and marketing tools, campaigns, etc.
  • Preparing presentations, reports and assisting in the development of case studies on project impacts.
  • Participating and providing support in organizing and coordinating of events and visits.
  • Ensuring messages are communicated consistently across the group.
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years relevant experience in corporate communication (internal and
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal are a must
  • Sound knowledge and experience using computers and MS Office applications. Individuals experience in handling of web based management systems and graphic design programmes will have an added advantage.
How to apply:
If you believe you are a critical thinker, with a business mind and possess strong communication skills, send us your application to the address below by close of business Monday 21st April 2014. 
Your application should include a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Shortlisted candidates will be required to bring proof of their previous works. 
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
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