7. County Director (Communication & Public Relations) – JOB GROUP “R” ONE  POST ADVERT NO. 17/2021/2022
Salary scale: Ksh.115, 290 x 5,770 – 121,060 x 6,050 – 127,110 x 6,240 – 133,350 x 6,420 – 139,770 x 6,610 – 146,380 x6, 790 – 153,170 p.m.
The Director Communications and Public Relations will head the Public Communications Directorate and will be responsible to the Chief Officer-in-charge of Public Administration/Governance for professional, administrative and operational matters relating to public communications in the County.
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
(i) Initiation/review of public communications policy and design of appropriate programmes and infrastructure to facilitate its implementation;
(ii) Initiating research on various public communication issues and developing appropriate interventions;
(iii) Developing standards and regulations in the management of public communications function;
(iv) In addition, the director will liaise with the Office of the Governor/Governors Press Unit for events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
(v) Preparing and organizing fora where government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted; and
(vi) Carrying out research on both local and international press on possible causes of negative publicity on the County Government and developing appropriate interventions.
(vii) Preparing media supplements, documentaries, press release/media features; and
(viii) Deployment, training and development of public communications personnel.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
(i) Have served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Public Communications or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
(ii) Have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
(iii) Have a clear understanding of the National Development Goals, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals and the role of Public Communications in the
achievement of the same;
(iv) Possess strong leadership skills required at that level;
(v) Possess good oral and written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili;
(vi) Be of high integrity, motivated and a team player;
(vii) Possess advanced computer applications skills; and
(viii) Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and managerial capability in public communications work; and
(ix) Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Terms of Service: Contract/ P&P
For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution, he/she must have the following clearances:
• Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID);
• Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
• A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
• A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
• Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
HOW TO APPLY
A duly filled CPSB.1 (2020) form, written application, CV, copies of certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side, the position being applied for and addressed to:
Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 4210, 30200
NOTE: To meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, applicants are required to get certificates from the under listed organizations:-
i) Kenya Revenue Authority.
ii) Higher Education Loans Board.
iii) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
iv) Criminal Investigation Department.
v) Credit Reference Bureau.
Copies of the above certificates MUST be attached to the applications for Job Groups H and above.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Trans Nzoia County Public Service Board does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are email address email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number: 0713635352, 0110005315 only.
All applications should reach the Board Secretary, Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board, Board’s Offices situated after Mt. Elgon Hospital next to the Kenya Red Cross Offices on or before 26th November, 2021.
CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at www.transnzoia.go.ke/notices
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted