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UNESCO Corporate communication officer

UNESCO Corporate communication officer

Hiring Organization: UNESCO

Job Reference Number: KNCU/35/2022

Job Grade:  KNC 7

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Application Deadline: 13th October 2022



UNESCO wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented, and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant position(s): UNESCO Corporate communication officer

Brief About UNESCO

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 (Revised 2014), to promote Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally in the areas of education, sciences, culture, and communication and information


Gross pay Ksh. 93,085.00 – 119,981.00
Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
Medical Allowance – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Group Life & Accident Cover – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Terms Permanent and Pensionable

Purpose of the Job

The Corporate communication officer will be responsible in the development and implementation of Corporate Communication strategy

Job Description for the UNESCO Corporate communication officer

The Corporate Communication Officer is responsible for the following functions:

  • develop communication policy and communication strategy;
  • plan, develop and implement lobby and advocacy programs in the media to influence policy;
  • coordinate, maintain, and update strategies and plans that involve but are not limited to promotional activities, public relations that influence public opinion;
  • maintain regular contact with media representatives and stakeholders to promote good public relations for the Commission at national and international level;
  • promptly respond to requests for information from the media, other stakeholders and the general public;
  • organize conferences, workshops, special events and presentations for informational purposes;
  • arrange public appearances, lectures, contests, or exhibitions for the Commission to inform the general public about the Commission’s activities;
  • oversee the management of events across the Commission;
  • edit content meant for public dissemination including speeches, statements and reports;
  • coordinate the Commission’s brand strategy;

Continuation – Job Description for the UNESCO Corporate communication officer

  • develop and monitor implementation of the Commission’s advertising Guidelines;
  • coordinate crisis communication strategies on behalf of the Commission;
  • facilitate the development of Information, Education, Communication (IEC) materials such as brochures, newsletters and magazines;
  • oversee media engagement in the implementation of programmes activities;
  • coordinate dissemination of content on the website and social media platforms;
  • coordinate dissemination of information to internal and external stakeholders;
  • develop the Commission’s CSR Policy and coordinate implementation of CSR initiatives; and
  • oversee organizational protocol during various events for the Board of
    Management and Secretary General/CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities for the UNESCO Corporate communication officer

Duties and responsibilities will entail assisting in:

  • drafting press releases and responding to media inquiries about the Commission;
  • arranging speaking engagements for the Commission’s leadership and
  • writing marketing materials or coordinating promotional events;
  • monitoring and maintaining relations with a specific entity like the press, the government, consumers or interest groups representing the maritime sector;
  • managing events stakeholder sensitization programs to deepen maritime sector knowledge;
  • managing Digital & Media Relations including information sharing and invitations for KNATCO events;
  • responding to all queries in respect of KNATCOM from general public, media, special interest groups etc;
  • collecting, receiving and communicating information that may inform KNATCOM strategic direction of the maritime industry;
  • preparing and submitting weekly, monthly and periodic reports within schedule and up to standard;

Continuation – Duties and Responsibilities for the UNESCO Corporate communication officer

  • distributing press releases and media kits;
  • maintaining and regularly update data base and mailing list of all stakeholders;
  • preparing public relations materials to be used in various departmental events;
  • monitoring the press on pertinent maritime issues;
  • organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days, workshops and fairs;
  • keeping calendars and diarise events (editorial, press conferences, events);
  • filing, folioing and maintain Corporate Communication Department registry;
  • taking news worthy photos for the Commission’s photo gallery;
  • compiling, receiving complaints and updating the Commission’s complaints register;
  • compiling CSR and publicity reports and preparing proposals for Committee meetings;
  • organizing and execution of Public relations campaigns and events;
  • conducting customer satisfaction surveys; and
  • editing publicity and communication materials as advised.
  • any other duties as may be assigned

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public relations, Communications, Journalism or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills


How to Apply

If you are have interest for the position; You can access and apply online via KNATCOM website at
For reference of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website:

All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.


  • UNESCO will Only contact shortlisted and successful candidates.
  • Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Kenya National Commission for UNESCO requires that successful candidates to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


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