Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

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Job Summary
Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

The role contributes to business unit success by Developing, planning and executing Field communication strategies, both internal and external, that deliver positive relations with key stakeholders, ensures stakeholder awareness and understanding of Tullow Kenya activities, and enhance the reputation of Tullow in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying and defining business priorities and needs in relation to communication, public relations and reputation management
  •  Identifing and assessing stakeholder environment and defining communications strategies that simultaneously addresses: accountability and transparency;media management; reputation management within the public domain and within Tullow Kenya BV.
  • Ensure consistency of message from Tullow Kenya by working collaboratively with the Government and Public Affairs team.
  • Manage Field Communications initiatives including media monitoring, community monthly newsletters and all field internal communications
  • Liase with Government and Public Affairs Team and Tullow Group to ensure that Tullow Kenya’s external communications builds and maintains brand awareness in line with the business objectives.
  • Support the development and implementation of a consistent policy and approach to external corporate events including corporate sponsorships and donations etc.
  •  Identify media opportunities to promote awareness of Tullow’s Oil and Gas activities.
  •  Develop and/or review communications such as press releases, speeches, publications or events to convey the desired Tullow image.
  • Compile crisis communication policy and serve as the principal contact for incoming communication from the media.


  • Degree in Business, Political Science or Communication studies
  •   At least 5 Years experience in corporate or public relations and/or communications
  •   Experience in media management
  •   Experience in development and utilisation of development communications
  •   Experience in working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural workforce in a remote location.
  •   Effective communication and organization skills.
  •   Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity
  •   Self motivated and uses initiative and judgment to attain the best results
  • Establishes priorities and works with minimal direction
  • Experience managing a field communications team

How to Apply
Qualified persons with required skills and qualifications should visit to submit their application online. This will require you to create a profile and in addition attach your detailed and up to date CV and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements, indicating your current and expected remuneration. Your application should be sent by close of business Wednesday 20th June 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that Tullow Oil does not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
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Contact Details

Address: 3rd Flr, Western Heights, Karuna Road, Nairobi

Tel: +254 20 3744430, +254 723 028383

Fax: +254 20 3742938


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