Principal Marketing & Communication Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management is a corporate body established through the Supplies Practitioners Management Act (SPMA), 2007. KISM is mandated to provide training, registration, and licensing of supplies practitioners while regulating their practice in Kenya. It serves as the national body for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals in both private and public sectors.

Directorate: Marketing and Communication

Reporting to: Director Corporate Services

Job Summary

As the Principal Marketing & Communication Officer, you will be responsible for managing the Institute’s strategic communications to enhance its visibility. Your role will involve developing, reviewing, and implementing communication strategies in alignment with the Institute’s objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Corporate Communications: Develop, implement, and review policies, procedures, frameworks, strategies, plans, legislations, standards, and regulations for corporate communications.
  2. Brand Promotion: Promote the corporate image of the Institute and implement branding, awareness, and social responsibility activities to enhance visibility.
  3. Content Validation: Validate the content of events and information for uploading on the Institute’s website.
  4. Media Management: Monitor and manage media coverage, submitting media reports as required.
  5. Event Organization: Organize the Institute’s public functions and corporate events.
  6. Information, Education, Communication (IEC): Develop and review IEC materials, including merchandise and promotional materials.
  7. Content Editing: Edit, review, and provide support in the design, production, and distribution of various communication materials such as newsletters, annual reports, speeches, publications, website contents, reports, outreach materials, and audio/video production.

Person Specifications

To be eligible for this position, candidates must have:

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations, International Relations, Arts, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Master’s degree in Communication Studies, International Relations, Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communication, or equivalent is required.
  2. Professional Qualification: Possess a relevant professional qualification and membership to a relevant professional body (where applicable) in good standing.
  3. Experience: Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience, with at least three (3) years in a supervisory position within a comparable organization.
  4. Management Course: Completed a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  5. Computer Proficiency: Proficient in computer applications.
  6. Chapter Six Requirements: Met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  7. Merit and Ability: Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Leadership, Integrity, and People Management Skills
  2. Effective Communication Skills
  3. Customer Service Focus
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Change and Transformation Capabilities
  6. Problem-Solving Skills
  7. Analytical and Decision Making
  8. Adaptability and Flexibility
  9. Innovative and Creative Thinking

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates may apply online by sending their application letter, CV, and relevant documents/testimonials to:

Email Address:

Candidates must attach scanned copies of their CV with full details of educational background, professional qualifications, and relevant documents/testimonials. Shortlisted candidates invited for formal interviews must produce originals of all the scanned documents during the interview.

Applications must be submitted online via email to  with application letter adressed to

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management,

KISM Tower 12th Floor, Ngong Road

P. O Box 30400-00100, Nairobi

and received on or before midnight (12:00) on Friday, 11th August 2023. All applicants MUST submit a filled KISM job application form. Access the form through this link:

KISM is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To increase your chances of securing the Principal Marketing & Communication Officer role, consider the following tips:

  1. Align with KISM’s Vision: Familiarize yourself with KISM’s vision, mission, and values to demonstrate your commitment to the Institute’s objectives during the application and interview process.
  2. Highlight Your Leadership Skills: Showcase your leadership experience and ability to manage teams effectively in your application and during the interview.
  3. Demonstrate Communication Expertise: Emphasize your strong communication skills, both written and verbal, as communication is a crucial aspect of this role.
  4. Showcase Achievements: Provide specific examples of successful branding, marketing, or communication campaigns you’ve led in your previous roles.
  5. Research Current Initiatives: Stay updated with KISM’s ongoing projects and initiatives to suggest relevant and innovative ideas during the interview.
  6. Be Professional and Organized: Ensure your application is well-organized, error-free, and professionally presented, including your CV and cover letter.
  7. Relevant Recommendations: Select relevant professional recommendations that speak to your communication and leadership capabilities.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck in your job search!

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