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Vacancies in the Ministry of Information and Communications – Assistant Director of Public Communications

Public Service Commission of Kenya – Vacant Positions in the Public Service
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.
Assistant Director of Public Communications
One (1) Post
V/No.134/2010

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.63,782 – Ksh.81,404 p.m. (Job Group ‘P1)
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
1.     have served in the grade of Principal Public Communications Officer Job Group ‘N’ for a minimum period of three (3) years or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
2.     have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communications Studies,  Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
3.     have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, Information Science, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
4.     possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
5.     possess advanced computer application skills;
6.     be a person of high integrity, motivated and a team player;
7.     have demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance results; and
8.     have a clear understanding of National Development Goals, Policies and Programmes, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals and ability to identify the role of public communications in the achievement of the same.


Duties and Responsibilities


An Officer at this level will head a Public Communications Unit in a medium sized Ministry/Department or be deployed in the Ministry’s Headquarters.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • analyzing information on programmes, significant events and the impact on customers in a specific sectoral area;
  • researching on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government from both local and International press and assisting in the development of appropriate strategies to address the situation;
  • identifying Government events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
  • preparing and organizing fora where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted;
  • preparing  media  supplements,  documentaries,  press releases/media features; and
  • regularly attending meetings at the Public Communications Office to deliberate on cross cutting issues that require to be centrally disseminated by the Office of the Public Communications
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke OR by completing ONE application form PSC 2 (Revised 2007). The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.
Please Note
  • Serving officers should first register their personal profiles on the Commission’s website before making an application for a job online. Those already registered may edit their profiles if need be.
  • Candidates should NOT attach any copies of academic and professional certificates to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The Public Service Commission is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to ALL KENYANS.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and testimonials during interviews. Serving officers will be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed application forms should be sent to:
The Secretary
Public Service Commission of Kenya
P.O. Box 30095-00100
Nairobi,

so as to reach the Commission on or before 21 st May  2010.

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