Marketing and Communications Manager

Marketing and Communications Manager

Aga Khan Education Services

The position

The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKESK) is a non-profit service company, registered under the Companies Act.  It operates 11 schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both the national and international curricula. 

It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

AKESK is looking to hire the following positions based in Nairobi:

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Marketing and Communications Manager will create, implement and oversee internal and external communications programs for Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya, consistent and in keeping with the AKES guidelines.  As directed by the Chief Executive Officer, the Marketing and Communications Manager will create strategies aimed at increasing awareness, promoting productivity and communicating with all stakeholders.  The role will also have the responsibility of supporting marketing and communication matters within the region as required from time to time.  

Key Responsibilities
Internal

  • Ensure employees are aware of changes and projects within the company.
  • Ensure that CEO, SMT and Leadership Team members’ presentations and documents are prepared to a professional standard
  • Distribute executive messages, prepare presentations and internal memos, and conduct meetings to share information
  • Develop print materials and branding strategies for employees and publish an internal newsletter regularly
  • Streamline school newsletter design and publishing at all AKESK schools.  Review/edit all school newsletters before they are published and ensure they are aligned to the vision of AKES
  • Provide AKESK staff with communications coaching including use of multi-media software

External

  • Ensure print materials and branding strategies for AKESK use are in line with AKDN branding and communication protocols
  • Provide refreshed content to global website (www.agakhanschools.org) on a regular basis includes collecting information from the schools on a regular basis in terms of fees, curriculum changes, achievements and news
  • Ensure that direct marketing and public relations events (Open Houses, Career Days) are managed professionally
  • Develop and distribute materials that may explain or convey the company’s policies or position on issues
  • Other duties may include issuing press releases, arranging interviews, and compiling press kits

The requirements

Experience/Skill Set

  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally and meet tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of and experience in communications
  • Can communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different stakeholder profiles and culture
  • Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Superior project management and time management skills
  • An extensive degree of creativity and latitude – a dynamic individual
  • Excellent IT skills and strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital /social media
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management as well as able to lead others and build capacity

Qualifications and Experience

Sector

Social Development

About the Agency

The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, non-denominational educational networks in the developing world. AKES currently operates over 200 pre-primary, primary, secondary, and higher-secondary schools and programmes in diverse geographic locations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates. Schools offer their respective country’s national curricula; some schools in East Africa and Bangladesh also offer international curricula (IB and British). AKES employs over 3,500 teachers and educates over 89,500 students. More information…

Region

Eastern Africa

Location

Kenya

Salary

Salary and package to attract the best candidate

Job Expires

05-Nov-2021