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Communications Officer Job in Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an independent Office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Its core mandate is to oversee implementation of budgets of the National and County governments, approve withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund (Article 206), County Revenue Fund (Article 207), and, Equalisation Fund (Article 204); and report to the National Assembly and the Senate.

Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the Office seeks to recruit highly qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.

Position: Communications Officer

Ref: COB – CO/COB 7

1 Post

Reporting to Chief Manager PR & Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and reviewing media content and organizations calendar of events facilitating information exchange with all stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develops media content and the organization’s calendar of events
  • Reviews and updates media content
  • Produces creative communication materials for use in media campaigns.
  • Facilitates information exchange with all stakeholders
  • Prepares periodic corporate affairs reports
  • Conducts civic education
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by Chief Manager PR & Communications

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Information science, Business Administration, Social sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Must have at least 2 years relevant work experience

Additional Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies

Terms and Conditions of Service: The successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) years contract term renewable on satisfactory performance.

Application Process

Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title and the job reference on both the envelope and the cover letter.

Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, e-mail and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

You should also give the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Controller of Budget
Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
P.O Box 35616-00100

The closing date is 12th April, 2014.

Only complete applications received by this deadline will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

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