Assistant Director of Public Communications

Kericho County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The Kericho County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent, self-driven, experienced and qualified staff to fill the above position in the county public service pursuant to Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya and County Governments Act No.17 of 2012.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities
(i)    Analyzing information on programmes, significant events and impact on the customers in  specific sectoral area;
(ii)    Researching on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government on both local and international press and assisting in the development of appropriate strategies to address the situation;
(iii)    Identifying Government events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
(iv)    Preparing and organizing for and where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted.
(v)    In addition, the officer will prepare media supplements, documentaries, press releases/media features;
(vi)    Regularly attend meetings at the Public Communications Office to deliberate on cross cutting issues that require to be centrally disseminated by the Office of Public Communications.

Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

(i)    Have served in the grade of Principal Public Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
(ii)    Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communications Studies, Journalism, International Relations, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
(iii)    Have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Communication Studies; Mass Communication; Journalism, Public Relations; Information Science, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
(iv)    Possess advanced computer application skills;
(v)    Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
(vi)    Be a person of high integrity, motivated and a team player;
(vii)    Demonstrate professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

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