Manager Corporate Planning, Research And Development

Recruiter / Employer: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Description/Requirements

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation established under the KBC Act (Cap. 221) and operating under the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs. The Corporation is 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 services, Television services and other Digital Media platforms.


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


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.



The Role:

Reporting to the Managing Director under Directorate Department, the Manager Corporate Strategy, Research and Development will be responsible for providing strategic direction on research, planning, and development of new projects, programs and innovative technology as well as the development and implementation of the Corporation strategic plans and processes.


Specific Terms:

Three (3) years renewable contract subject to good performance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning and development of strategic and long-range goals in co-ordination with senior management
  • Overseeing monitoring of the implementation and review of Strategic plan
  • Co-ordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of the Performance Contract with the Government
  • Responsible for research, planning and development of new and innovative technologies/programs/projects
  • Responsible for monitoring business climate, trends in technology and development
  • Collaborating with line managers to produce business and product work-plans that are profitable; evaluates these plans on a periodic basis
  • Coordinating the development of research surveys to assist in the identification of strategic/service delivery issues and performance expectations/achievements
  • Coordinating the analysis, preparation and continuously improve corporate reporting
  • Responsible for development and review of broadcast standards in acquisition, production and transmission of content in line with the applicable standards
  • Overseeing development and formal documentation of the Corporation’s processes, as well as monitoring improvement
  • Overseeing implementation of applicable ISO standards e.g. ISO 9001:2015 QMS, ISO 27001:2013 ISO ISMS
  • Responsible for the overall discipline, appraisal, development and performance of staff in the

Minimum Requirements:

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Accounting, Economics, ICT, any social science or related field from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in a related field  will be an added advantage
  • Must be a registered member of a recognized and regulated professional body

Minimum Experience

  • At least 10 years overall work experience in the Media Industry with 7 years in managerial role

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong influencing, interpersonal, analytical, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to lead change management in a complex business environment
  • Analytical, communication, negotiation, problem solving and leadership skills.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide the following documents:-
• Certificate of good conduct
• Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board
• Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.


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 of three (3) referees.

Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 17th August, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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




P.O. BOX 30456-00100


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