Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), the pioneering force in Kenya’s media landscape seeks to recruit a visionary and transformative leader to fill the vacant position of Managing Director. The successful candidate will be vital in steering KBC’s dynamic teams to transform the Corporation into a leading professional, innovative and excellent broadcaster. The successful candidate will play a key role in an organisation where cutting edge technology and innovative content creation will define commitment to setting new standards in the media industry.

    Job Title: Managing Director

    Channel 1

    Department: Directorate

    Employment Type: Three (3)years contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Supervises: Heads of Department

    Location of role: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Purpose
    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and supervising the execution of the Corporation’s strategic goals and objectives, ensuring the delivery of independent and impartial broadcasting services for information, education and entertainment in English, Kiswahili, Kenya Sign Language and other languages deemed appropriate by the Corporation.

    Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

    • Under the guidance of the Board, lead in designing and execution of the Corporation’s strategy and direction with clear milestones and measures of success.
    • Design and implement a complete turnaround strategy on digitalization and automation of the Corporation’s processes.
    • Enforce the Editorial Policy to ensure broadcasting services are conducted with impartiality and attention to the interests and sensitivities of different communities.
    • Demonstrate deep understanding of the impact that the rapidly changing digital technology is having on media and the capacity to identify and harness the new commercial opportunities.
    • Avail and manage KBC’s financial and non-financial resources to drive the execution of business objectives.
    • Direct the activities, processes and productivity of the Corporation to meet performance goals and objectives.
    • Is responsible for the commercialisation of the Corporation’s services and assets.
    • Ensure maintenance of a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees.

    Academic Qualification/ Experience
    • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Social Sciences, Marketing, Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Strategic Management, Project Management or its equivalent from a recognised University.
    • A Master’s degree in any of the above areas will be an added advantage.
    • Must have at least fifteen (15) years working experience in a comparable organisation (size and complexity) in Public or Private sector; ten (10) years of which must be in a Senior Managerial position or five (5) years at the level of Managing Director in Public or Private sector.
    • Must be a member in good standing of a relevant professional body.
    • Strategic Leadership, Senior Management or Corporate Governance training from a recognized training Institution will be an added advantage.
    • Compliance to Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 at the point of appointment that is EACC, KRA, HELB, CRB and DCI clearances.

    Behavioural Competencies
    • Strategic Thinking and Decision making.
    • Visionary Leadership.
    • Commercial acumen.
    • Communication and Negotiation Skills.
    • Management Skills.
    • Planning and Forecasting.
    • Public Relations and Presentation skills.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Emotional Intelligence.

    If you know that you possess the qualifications and drive to excel in this pivotal role, we invite you to apply via email addressed to: recruitment_chairman@kbc.co.ke copied to: applications_chairman@kbc.co.ke and view the detailed job description by visiting https://www.kbc.co.ke/jobs/

    The application deadline is Tuesday 5th March, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must attach their CV, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, National Identification Card/Passport, membership registration and confirmation of good standing in relevant professional bodies as well as evidence of having served in a senior managerial position.

    Kindly, note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Hard copy applications for the position are not acceptable.

    Please note those who had applied previously should re–apply for the position.


    KBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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