Deputy Director Information Services, Public Relations & Communications, Job in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties will include:

Overseeing, reviewing and developing of comprehensive public affairs and communications strategies;

Overseeing corporate communications;

Advising the Assembly on the best media practices;

Identifying and coordinating significant events and programmes which require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;

Overseeing, designing, innovating and recommending corporate materials for building Assembly’s brand;

Coordinating all the Assembly public functions;

Coordinating and reviewing of the Assembly’s corporate image;

Ensuring that appropriate Public feedback mechanisms are in place;

Coordinating Assembly’s advertising and publicity;

Ensuring maintenance of all public affairs and communications records and photographs;

Developing, supporting and promoting the County Assembly goals through message development, social media creation and media outreach

Coordinating and reviewing of the Assembly’s Communication policies

Managing and nurturing relations with critical stakeholders;

Coordinating provision of protocol services in accordance with the National policies, practices and international norms and conventions Training and developing Officers under him/her ;

Overseeing production of Assembly Documentaries and Magazines

Supervising staff in the unit;

Mentoring and coaching staff in the unit; AND

Assigning, monitoring and evaluating work performance in the unit;

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

Served in the grade of Assistant Director – Public Communications/Media Relation Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years

Master Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Communication Public Relations, Mass Communications, Marketing or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution or overall work experience of 15 years 10 of which must be in the same field.

Certificate in leadership course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution

Registration with relevant professional body with membership of good standing

Skills and Competencies


Great at public speaking and presenting

Superb written and verbal communication skills

Experience networking and building relationships with the press

Aptitude for strategic problem-solving

Proficient in all social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram etc

Ability to diffuse tense situations and stay calm in a crisis

Great attention to detail

Excellent organizational skills

Video Editing 

How To Apply

Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit their application letters, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their telephone numbers and email address, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents

The applicant who qualifies for job offer will be expected to submit the following clearances before the offer is made

The Ethics and Anticorruption Commission

Higher Education Loans Board

Criminal Investigation Department and

Kenya Revenue Authority as part of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 

Applications should be posted or delivered to the County Assembly Offices, Office of the Clerk on or before Wednesday, 12th June 2024 at 5.00pm, addressed to

The Clerk
County Assembly of Kirinyaga
P.O Box 55

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Those who had applied need not re-apply