Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation established under the KBC Act (Cap. 221) and operating under the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy. The Corporation is committed to excellence in broadcast services to its audience, customers and the public. The mandate of the Corporation is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio services, Television services and Digital Media platforms.
The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant position with a dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professional to achieve its corporate objectives. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for providing direction and leadership in the implementation of strategic goals and objectives of the Corporation. He/She is responsible for overseeing the strategic, operational and financial performance of the Corporation. In addition, he/she will ensure effective and efficient management and administration of the Corporation.
Three (3) years contract of employment renewable subject to good performance output.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.
⦁ Provide leadership in the development of strategies, policies and guidelines to ensure achievement of the objectives of the Corporation.
⦁ Spearhead the provision of independent and impartial broadcasting services of information, education and entertainment in English, Kiswahili and any other languages as the Corporation may decide.
⦁ Facilitate the establishment, operation and control of production and transmission facilities, and services related thereto countrywide.
⦁ Ensure compliance with the Constitution of Kenya and all statutory, legal and regulatory requirements.
⦁ Oversee the development of mechanisms for the continuous improvement in the quality and value of products and services.
⦁ Responsible for commercialization of the corporation’s services and assets by embracing modern and innovative solutions for revenue generation and enhanced profitability.
⦁ Oversee the designing, implementation and review of financial management systems to ensure prudent utilization of funds.
⦁ Offer oversight in development of proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures.
⦁ Ensure maintenance of a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees.
⦁ Provide regular, thorough, prompt and effective communication to the Board, Management and Staff on key strategic, technical, financial and administrative matters.
⦁ Ensure performance contracting, cascading and appraisal for all the Departments to meet performance targets.
Educational and Professional Requirements
⦁ Masters degree in any of the following fields:- Media Studies, Communication, Marketing, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences, Engineering, Strategic Management, Project Management or its equivalent from a recognized University
⦁ Bachelor’s degree in any of the fields listed above from a recognized University
⦁ Must be a member of a relevant professional body in the area of specialization
⦁ Strategic Leadership, Senior Management or Corporate Governance training from a recognized training institution will be an added advantage
⦁ PhD will be an added advantage.
⦁ Must have at least ten (10) years working experience in a comparable organization in the public or private sector
⦁ Must have served at a senior managerial position in the media or broadcasting industry for at least five (5) years
⦁ Experience in working or interacting with a Board
⦁ Demonstrable sound leadership and people management skills
⦁ Must be a good planner, strategic thinker, organizer with commercial acumen, resource mobilization and excellent decision making skills
⦁ Must have excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
⦁ Knowledgeable in emerging technologies and trends in new media
⦁ Demonstrable ability to drive change and transformation
⦁ Unquestionable personal integrity and high level of accountability.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution and submit the relevant clearance documents by the time of interview.
If you are interested in the above position and meet the outlined requirements, please submit your application/cover letter demonstrating how you qualify for the position and attaching a detailed updated CV; copies of academic /professional certificates, national identity card/passport as well as contact information of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications, work experience, competence, character and integrity by direct delivery to the KBC Chairman of the Board’s office or via email: email@example.com
Applications clearly marked “Application for the position of Managing Director – REF: KBC/01/11/2023” and addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 28th November, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
‘’KBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organization’’.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KENYA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
BROADCASTING HOUSE, HARRY THUKU ROAD