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Communications, Events & Catering Coordinator

  • Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • August 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Job Description

Java House is currently sourcing for a self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Communications, Events & Catering Coordinator based in Nairobi.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing Java House’s communications plan, as well as organizing and supporting catering/public events and internal/community engagement campaign.Key Responsibility Areas

  • Develop and implement communications goals and plans for Java House Group in line with the marketing objectives;
  • Creating materials, posters, and online communications, including creating viral campaigns, videos and info graphics as needed for both internal and external public;
  • Stakeholder engagement through directed campaigns, partnerships and events;
  • Draft media releases, backgrounders, and manage other media communications as needed;
  • Contribute in supporting CSR and Java Foundation efforts as needed;
  • Develop media and marketing strategies for Java Group events, programs, and campaigns;
  • Support website content design and maintenance (Word Press-based);
  • Writing, editing and distributing email communication, blog posts and newsletters for target audiences in collaboration with the Digital Marketing team;
  • Support the management of Java’s social media presence;
  • Plan and execute internal marketing initiatives in collaboration with HR.
Event Planning
  • Develop and manage the Catering and Events business portfolio;
  • Plan and organize events with support from relevant departments;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partners, and event organizers as needed;
  • Manage event logistics and budgets;
  • Coordinate volunteers and site personnel together with the relevant teams;
  • Act as a liaison between Marketing, Operations, Commissary and other key Departments, ensuring all client requirements, facility policies, and best practices are adhered to.
Planning and Reporting
  • Gather consumer insights on catering needs and make recommendations for improvement;
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date information on each event, keeping the Sr. Manager and Operation Managers informed of adjustments and revisions;
  • Provide analysis and reports on events on a regular basis.

Other Duties

  • Participate in and provide input into Java House Group overall marketing planning and budgeting process in cooperation with the Brand and Marketing and other staff;
  • Administrative tasks related to communications and/or event planning;
  • Represent Java House at community events where necessary and engage the public about our workshops and programs;
  • Support the marketing needs as and when required.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the principles of the food and beverage industry, services and equipment for a similar facility.

Functional Skills

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects;
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.

Key Competencies

  • Excellent organizational, communication, planning and interpersonal skills;
  • Good written and verbal skills;
  • Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic
Relevant Experience
  • 2 years of experience in communications and event planning

How to Apply

For more details and how to apply, visit Java House Website Career Page.

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