Assistant Director, Foreign Service/Minister/Consul-General

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position shown above.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 9 years

Job Description


Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 29th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).


Assistant Director, Foreign Service/Minister/Consul-General - TWENTY (20) POSTS - V/No. 201 /2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:
(i) served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Foreign Service Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in International Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, Law, Economics, or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and
(iii) demonstrated effective leadership, managerial and administrative skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be based either at the headquarters or in a mission.

Specific duties and responsibilities which will include:


An officer at this level may be deployed as a section head. Specific duties and responsibilities include:-
(i) coordinating and supervising work of the section;
(ii) researching into emerging international events and recommending appropriate
policy interventions;
(iii) tracking of vacancies in the international and inter-governmental organizations,
(iv) maintaining an appropriate database and facilitating employment of Kenya nationals;
(v) participating in bilateral and international conferences and meetings, drafting reports and identifying areas of implementation;
(vi) networking with Ministries/State Departments, inter-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions accredited to Kenya;
(vii) coordinating provision of consular and protocol services;
(viii) analyzing and initiating implementation of recommendations contained in reports from bilateral and international conferences and meetings as well as those from
Kenyan Missions; and
(ix) supervising, guiding and mentoring officers.

An officer at this level may be deployed as Head of Chancery in a Mission.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:-
(i) providing administrative support at the Mission;
(ii) monitoring and analyzing political and economic developments in the host country and drafting appropriate reports;
(iii) coordinating trade, cultural and other events to promote Kenya;
(iv) networking with members of the diplomatic corps, officials of the host government and media representatives;
(v) drafting appropriate responses to media reports on Kenya;
(vi) coordinating official functions and programmes for Kenyan dignitaries;
(vii) performing consular and protocol duties and preparing briefs, statements and diplomatic notes and messages; and
(viii) preparing performance targets as well as undertaking performance reporting and appraisal of officers.


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