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Communication Officer/Expert with Knowledge in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Consultant for the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) Jobs

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance

Call for Expression of Interest for Recruitment of Communication Officer/Expert with Knowledge in Geographical Information System (GIS) Consultant for the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP)

Background

The Government of Kenya is committed to revitalizing the economy and setting it back on the path of medium to long –term growth projections.

To achieve this it recognizes that economic recovery and prosperity will have to be a deliberate, targeted and intensive investment process that not only meets the short terms needs but also provides a framework for long-term growth and sustainability.

The slowing down of the economy to a paltry 1.7% in 2009 compared to


the 7.1% at the end of 2007 due to the spiral effects of the global economic downturn and the challenges following the 2007 general elections have necessitated innovative thinking on present and future options.

Through the 2009/2010 MTEF budget tabled by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, the Government is implementing an Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) premised on the need to urgently overcome our socio-economic challenges.

The ESP is a high impact, high intensive programme, that is expected to stimulate economic activity at the local level by creating employment opportunities, spurring entrepreneurial activities and supporting the building blocks that anchor a healthy and educated populace.

The ESP is expected to be implemented within a six month period.

ESP Theme
  • The ESP theme is - ‘Overcoming today’s challenges for a Better Kenya tomorrow’.
Key Objectives of the ESP
  1. To boost the country’s economic recovery and return the economy back to the envisioned medium term growth path;
  2. To invest in long term solutions to the challenges of food security
  3. To expand economic opportunities in rural areas for employment creation;
  4. To promote regional development for equity and social stability;
  5. To improve infrastructure , quality education and healthcare for all Kenyans;
  6. To invest in the conservation of the environment; and
  7. To expand the access to, and build the ICT capacity of our people in order to expand their economic opportunities and accelerate economic growth.
Specific Objectives
  • Development of the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) architecture and its implementation framework. He/She will also be responsible for its communication and roll-out plan.
  • Assist and support the ESP Secretariat by coordinating the execution of the PR firm, provide strategic guidance in the production of the ESP infomercial, and the subsequent broadcast by the various media houses, the development of the content ensuring quality of all communication going to the electronic and print media strategies, guidance and quality control of the website developer, supervise the updating of data in the Google monitoring system, supervise the G.I.S experts, the call centre officials, and various below-the-line activation teams as the Ministry roll out ESP communication activities to diverse targeted Publics: the media, local communities, and the general public.
Qualifications for the ESP Communication Officer/Expert

Since his/her responsibilities, will be around managing the communication around the GIS system, an experience in this regard will be a requirement.

Additional qualifications are as follows:
  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, or Public Administration with at least five years work experience in a Senior Management position a Communication specialist;
  • A first degree in Business Administration, Communication, Marketing with at least 10 years experience in a Senior position as a Communication Officer would suffice.
  • Should demonstrate competencies in managing large communication campaigns at National level.
  • Familiarity and practical experience in GIS communication.
Selection
  • Selection will be Qualification Based (QBS)
Contract Period
  • The contract period shall be six months and provide training to ESP staff.
Expression of interest documents should enclose an application letter, copies of certificates and typed curriculum vitae in a plain sealed envelope marked “Application for Communication Officer/Expert with knowledge in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Consultant” addressed to:

The Financial Secretary
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance
P. O. Box 30007, Nairobi

And be deposited in the Tender Box located on the Sixth Floor, Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue, so as to reach him on or before Wednesday 24th March, 2010 at 10.00 am.

Head, Supply Chain Management.
For: Financial Secretary

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