The Director Communication and &Information; Programme is responsible for coordination and promotion of freedom of expression, media development and access to information and Knowledge in line with UNESCO recommendations and to provide secretariat services to Communication and Information Programme and Experts Committee.
- Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
- Experience Level:Management level
- Experience Length:12 years
The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 (Revised 2014), to promote Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally in the areas of education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.
To enable it to fulfil its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented, and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant positions specifically under the terms and conditions advertised:
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS FOR VACANT POSTS
4. DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION PROGRAMME: KNC 3 -1 POST
Director, Communication and & Information Programme
Place to Work
Deputy Secretary General, Programmes
Purpose of the Job
The Director Communication and &Information Programme is responsible for coordination and promotion of freedom of expression, media development and access to information and Knowledge in line with UNESCO recommendations and to provide secretariat services to Communication and Information Programme and Experts Committee.
Gross pay Ksh. 260,336.00 - 331,937.00
Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
Medical Allowance – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Group Life & Accident Cover - As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Five-year Contract Renewable (subject to satisfactory performance), with Gratuity
a) Job Description
The Director Communication and Information Programme is responsible for the following functions:
i. promote involvement in UNESCO’s activities the relevant line ministries, departments, agencies, organizations and individuals dealing in Communication and Information;
ii. ensure implementation of KNATCOM Communication and Information activities and budgeted programmes;
iii. promote linkages between UNESCO and; Government Ministries, Departments, Counties and State agencies, UNESCO Agencies, Civil Society, and the private sector concerned with communication and information;
iv. co-ordinate participation in international meetings on Communication and Information;
v. promote dissemination of information on UNESCO prizes and awards to potential candidates and ensure their participation;
vi. promote dissemination of information on UNESCO fellowships and study grants to potential applicants and facilitate their participation;
vii. co-ordinate ratification of UNESCO Communication and Information related conventions and protocols;
viii. initiate research and collaboration with other partners and across the programmes;
ix. co-ordinate capacity building in Communication and Information;
x. formulate KNATCOM Communication and Information programmes and activities; and
xi. provide expert advisory service in communication and information.
b) Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities will entail:
i. providing technical support in the development of communication and information policies;
ii. developing regular briefs and prompt communication on the section issues;
iii. developing budgets for the communication and information programme;
iv. developing budget and work plans for the implementation of communication and information programme activities within a given financial year;
v. developing communication and information reports and publications for dissemination;
vi. ensuring accurate and appropriate reporting of UNESCO related activities in Kenya for dissemination to relevant stakeholders;
vii. undertaking capacity building in communication and information sector;
viii. implementing annual operational plans to enhance quality management of the division effective processes, systems and internal controls;
ix. initiating research and collaborations with partners in communication and information programme;
x. preparing relevant documents required to enhance direction and advice to the Kenyan communication and information system through the ministry of communication and information;
xi. mobilizing local and international support for the execution of the communication and information programmes activities;
xii. producing communication and information programme reports and publications;
xiii. monitoring and evaluating implementation of communication and information rogramme and activities;
xiv. ensuring quality written speeches and country position papers for national, regional and international meetings;
xv. undertaking staff appraisal and performance contract reporting; and
xvi. any other duties as may be assigned c) Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
i. Minimum twelve (12) years relevant work experience, four (4) of which must have been in management level;
ii. A Minimum Master’s Degree in of the following fields ; Communication, Arts, Social Sciences, Journalism or Media Studies from a recognized institution;
iii. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Communication, Arts, Social Sciences, Journalism or Media Studies from a recognized institution;
iv. management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
v. proficiency in computer applications;
vi. shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance;
d) Key Competencies and Skills
i. Analytical skills
ii. Communication and reporting skills
iii. Interpersonal skills
iv. Negotiation skills
HOW TO APPLY
1. Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at www.unesco.go.ke/careers
For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website: www.unesco.go.ke/careers
All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.
(i) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(ii) Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(iii) Successful candidates will be required to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
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