Government Jobs in Kenya – KBC

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public. 

Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television services. 

The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant position with dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professionals to achieve its corporate objectives. 


The position exist under Television Programmes Department.

Television Programmes Manager

RE: TV/01/10/2017

SS BE 1 

(1 Position)

The Role: Reporting to the Managing Director, the TV Programmes Manager will be responsible for developing and managing suitable program content for the Corporation’s Television channels by making sure that programming is undertaken in line with the Corporation’s public and commercial broadcasting mandate in order to enhance effective competition in the market niche. 

In addition, he/she will be responsible for the day to day running of KBC TV Channels with an emphasis on growing audiences while repositioning KBC to compete effectively while ensuring that it remains steadfast to its role as a Public Broadcaster.
 
Specific Terms:
 
Permanent and Pensionable terms of service.
 
Key Responsibilities:
·                     Planning, co-coordinating and controlling the production and operation of TV channels
·                     Initiation, formulation and implementation of Televison Programme policies.
·                     Initiation, interpretation and implementation of National Policies and Commercials through Television Programmes
·                     Developing attractive program schedules to ensure growth in audience and maintaining required high quality services
·                     Consistent identification of communication solutions, needs and opportunities for the TV channels
·                     Working with local and international partners to provide a wide spectrum of programming and arranging for co-production with other organizations
·                     Driving growth through acquisition of new programs and retention of existing programs by implementing effective retention plans
·                     Managing the implementation of all promotional/programming activities of the TV channels
·                     Participating in high level engagement/presentation at Board and Management level to foster good relations and aid in faster decision making on schedule proposed
·                     Preparing reports on statistical indicators on the performance of the TV channels as required
·                     Managing, directing and evaluating the performance of a team of producers, programmers and designers to follow through the departmental strategy
·                     Advising the Corporation on all Television Programme matters.
Minimum Requirements:

Educational Requirements
·                     Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Broadcast Journalism, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·                     Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
Professional Requirements
·                     Diploma in TV Production, Mass Communication or Broadcast Journalism.
Minimum Experience
·                     Ten (10) years working experience in a broadcasting/media environment
·                     Must have served in a managerial position in TV production/programming for three (3) or served as a Sectional Head or its equivalent for at least seven (7) years in a reputable broadcasting/ media organization
·                     Must be conversant with contemporary and future trends and dynamics of broadcast media industry
·                     Good leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills
·                     High integrity and ability to work without close supervision
·                     Must be computer literate.


Manager, Technical Services

Ref: TECH/01/10/2017

SS BE 1 

(1 Position)
 
The Role: Reporting to the Managing Director, the Manager – Technical Services will be responsible for facilitating high quality maintenance of radio and television broadcasts, broadcast equipment / systems and related facilities owned or operated by KBC; supporting the daily production and operations of the KBC radio and television network, including audio and video production, staff support and training, on-air studio operations and automation systems; and also overseeing the strategic direction of broadcast technologies and systems, their acquisition, deployment, use and post-implementation.
 
Specific Terms:
 
Permanent and Pensionable terms of service.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Management of KBC broadcast and technical services resources; planning for their acquisition, implementation, operation and optimal utilization
·                     Overseeing the strategic development and improvement of broadcasting systems, as well as their commissioning, maintenance and/or decommissioning
·                     Planning and scheduling of all activities in Technical Services Department and ensuring they are promptly completed within specified deadlines and budgets
·                     Preparation and approval of technical services specifications to be used in the procurement of the required technical engineering facilities
·                     Ensuring efficient, effective and timely implementation of technical engineering projects in the Department
·                     Development, implementation and review of technical services policies, procedures, standards and work plans
·                     Conducting staff performance appraisals and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives in the Department
·                     Responsible for the overall discipline and performance of staff in the Department
·                     Preparing budgets for Technical Services Department
·                     Monitoring and optimizing the performance of technical engineering facilities.
Minimum Requirements:

Educational and Professional Requirements
·                     Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication, Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·                     Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
·                     Must be a registered member of the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya or any other recognized Engineering Body at the level of Professional Engineer or Graduate Engineer.
Minimum Experience
·                     At least ten (10) years practical experience in a broadcasting/media environment
·                     Must be conversant with media legislation, digital broadcast, multimedia /web services, convergence of technologies and technological trends in the broadcasting industry
·                     Must have worked in a managerial position for at least three (3) years while overseeing the operations of key systems in a similar organization
·                     Demonstrable high standard of professional competence and requisite administrative ability required for direction and coordination of planning, development and maintenance of engineering technical facilities
·                     Good communication and interpersonal skills
·                     Creativity and innovation
·                     Must be computer literate.
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit a detailed updated CV; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; application/cover letter demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant position; and names /contact information & email addresses for three (3) referees.
 
Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 31st October, 2017.

Managing Director
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 30456-00100
Nairobi.

KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and the Marginalized are encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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