Corporate Communications Officer at Karatina University – May 2024

Corporate Communications Officer

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 108,714 by Kshs. 4,250 to Kshs. 155,461

Job Description for Corporate Communications Officer

  • Supervise all staff under him/her.
  • Liaise with media (coverage of all University functions)
  • Write, edit and distribute various types of content, including material for a website, press releases, marketing material and other types of content that take the message to the public.
  • Oversee, prepare and contribute stories, photos and editing of the internal newsletter
  • Coverage of University activities (both video and photography)
  • Ensure posting of all advertising both internally and externally (media houses)
  • Ensure Media  monitoring and evaluation and advice University Management accordingly.
  • Organize and coordinate University exhibitions and marketing activities.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of the strategic plan for all departments (for all HOD’s)
  • Maintain a database of media organizations and contacts within them.
  • Manage the company’s or organization’s social media communications.
  • Regularly meet with and conduct interviews with media personnel.
  • Create and produce Annual newsletters for the organization.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with journalists in multiple types of media outlets.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization.
  • Prepare and manage the organization’s communication budget
  • Coordinate the implementation of Corporate Communication and Branding Policy;
  • Establish and maintain continual information flows between the University and its stakeholders;
  • Ensure prudent and efficient management and utilization of resources within the Corporate Communication and Branding Office;
  • Lead on   brand building and   brand communications, including content  planning and reporting;
  • Provide leadership in the conceptualization, planning and implementation of brand sensitization activities and supporting partners as needed.
  • Developing and revising communication strategies,
  • Scanning and assessing the internal and external environment, for issues that might impact the University Brand, and helping the University adapt to the information needs of its stakeholders,
  • Devising mechanisms to enable Monitoring and Evaluation of the University’s Communication and Branding strategies.
  • Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements for Appointment

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • At least six (6) years relevant work experience
  • Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology
  • Membership registration with a professional body

Note: Interested applicants with a bias towards media and journalism, social media, documentaries and website management are encouraged to apply.

Submit Your Application

All applicants are required to submit their applications online through the jobs portal link ( available on the University website (under the careers section). In addition, applicants MUST submit a continuously scanned copy of the application via email ([email protected]) with the subject clearly stating the job title and the reference number (e.g. Lecturer – Linguistics (KarU/HR/LEC/2024). The application should contain a detailed curriculum vitae indicating academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, membership of professional associations, email address and telephone contacts, evidence of publications and research grants, copies of academic certificates and other relevant documents.

Interested applicants should submit their applications and address their correspondences to the undersigned so as to be received on or before Monday 27th May, 2024.


The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101



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