Communications, Events & Catering Coordinator

Country: Kenya

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 infographics as needed for both internal and external publics
• 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

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