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British High Commission: Communications Support Officer, Kenya

There is an immediate vacancy for a Communications Support Officer grade LE III at the British High Commission.

The successful candidate’s primary role will be to provide smooth administrative and research support to the Communications team, including management of resources and information services and website maintenance, to help ensure the delivery of effective communications, public diplomacy and media work for the British High Commission, including DFID and other key partners.

The main elements of the job include:

Monitoring media coverage of key issues of UK interest.

Acting as first point of contact for public enquiries and managing the enquiry system.

Managing production and distribution of public material including adverts and press releases to internal and external customers.

Supporting the Post webmaster in developing and maintaining the website, including the High Commissioner’s blog, through regular updates and website moderation.

Supporting lead officers in daily proactive press work such as organising press events and handling media enquiries.

Provide administrative support on wider public diplomacy material, budgets and maintaining section records and archive material.

The candidate should ideally be a University Graduate and must possess strong administrative, oral and written communication and customer service skills.

S/he should be highly organised, able to take initiative and to work accurately to deadlines.

Given the nature of work, the candidate will be expected to be a good team worker, able to work under pressure and have a flexible approach to working hours and duties.

The candidate must demonstrate an interest in the media and current affairs and will need a good working knowledge of ICT packages, including the internet, and audio/visual equipment. S/he should speak English and Swahili fluently.

The position is graded at LE IIIB for which the current salary scale starts at Ksh 112,382/- per month before deduction of tax. Where the jobholder is not liable to Kenyan tax the scale will be abated under HM Treasury rules and starts at Ksh 84,795/- per month to take account of the tax they would have paid.

The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer.

Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or HIV status provided candidates are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.

The British High Commission does not appoint any agents to process job applications or arrange interviews and expects no fees to be paid to anyone.

Applications should be made in the applicant’s own handwriting and enclosing a full CV, in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Management Assistant – Personnel
“Communications Support Officer”- Vacancy
British High Commission
PO Box 30465, 00100
Upper Hill Road
Nairobi

Deadline: 23 September 2009.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview

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