Communications Officer II Job in Kenya


Job Purpose

Responsible for internal and external communications, branding and enhancement of the Authority’s visibility.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Support in implementation of policies, strategies, guidelines, plans, standards and procedures that impact on communications and outreach while ensuring compliance to applicable laws, regulations and circulars;

Monitor and analyze perceptions of various publics to the organization and provide appropriate advice;

Conduct internal and external communications including press releases, speeches, scripts, publications, social media, web communications and documentations;

Implement outreach programs to enhance the Authority’s visibility and image;

Support management of Authority’s brand and consistent application in conformance with the Authority’s brand value and strength;

Support organization of Authority’s corporate affairs events and Public Relations initiatives;

Consolidate data for compiling internal and external reports in communications and outreach;

Update records in communications and outreach;

Implement risk mitigation measures in the division;

Develop and implement individual work plan.

Job Dimensions:
Financial Responsibility

Develop annual work plan and budgets;

Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for Office equipment, furniture and records

Decision Making / Job Influence

Operational decisions

Working Conditions

Predominantly in an office setting with occasional field travel.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).
Academic qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Public Relations/ Communications, Mass Communication, Journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

Previous relevant work experience required.

This is an entry level job

How To Apply

Interested persons who meet the specified criteria are invited to submit their applications through the recruitment portal link:

Alternatively, applications can be submitted via the Post Office, email, or by hand delivery. Applicants who choose the alternative process must clearly indicate the position and job reference number on both the cover letter, envelope, and email applications. Alongside the application, candidates should include IPOA Employment form, a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024 to:

Director/Chief Executive Officer,
Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.

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Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available in our website
Upon granting an offer of employment, the successful candidate MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following documents;

A valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);

A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) (Must provide certificate or report); and

A Valid Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

IPOA does not engage any recruitment agencies and no medical examination is required before one attends an interview. IPOA does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting or interview).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.