Deputy 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: 12 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).


Deputy Director, Foreign Service/Minister/Consul-General - TWENTY (20) POSTS - V/No. 200 /2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 - Ksh. 169,140 p.m (CSG 6)
House Allowance: Ksh.20, 000 – 50,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16, 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, an officer must have:
(i) served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years and currently serving in the grade of Principal Foreign Service Officer /Counsellor, CSG 8 and above or in a
comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in International Studies, International Relations, Law, Economics or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and
(iii) demonstrated outstanding professional competence, 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:-

(i) coordinating and supervising the work of a department;
(ii) participating in the formulation and analysis of Kenya’s foreign policy;
(iii) formulating Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on bilateral and international instruments, meetings and conferences;
(iv) analyzing and implementing recommendations contained in reports from bilateral and international conferences and meeting as well as those from Missions;
(v) studying, analyzing and implementing political, economic, and other reports received from missions;
(vi) networking with the ministries/State Departments, diplomatic missions and intergovernmental organizations accredited to Kenya;
(vii) participating in the formulation and coordination of the Foreign Service Institute’s training programs;
(viii) maintaining a database on vacancies in international and inter-governmental organizations and facilitating employment of Kenya nationals;
(ix) coordinating provision of consular and protocol services; and
(x) developing performance targets, annual work plans, budget for the department and performance reports.

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

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
(i) providing administrative support services and financial oversight at the Mission;
(ii) monitoring and analyzing political and economic development in the host country and preparing appropriate reports;
(iii) projecting, promoting, interpreting and defending Kenya’s foreign policy;
(iv) participating in the formulation of Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on bilateral and international instruments, meetings and conferences;
(v) coordinating trade, cultural and other events to promote Kenya;
(vi) monitoring media reports and supervising the preparation of appropriate responses.
(vii) organizing official functions and programmes for Kenyan dignitaries;
(viii) coordinating provision of consular and protocol services;
(ix) preparation of briefs, statements and diplomatic notes and messages; and
(x) development of performance targets, annual work plans and annual budgets for the mission.


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