Deputy Director, Communication Job in Kenya

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Deputy Director, Communication Job in Kenya

The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, motivated and Pro-active individuals to fill up the under listed vacant positions in the County.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR COMMUNICATION– JOB GROUP CPSB 04 (1 POST) Job Ref: KCPSB/DDC/06/09/11/22

Terms of Service: Contract

Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)

Duties and Responsibilities


Reporting to the Director Communication, the officer will be expected to perform the following duties and functions: –

  • Identifying Government events in a specific sectoral area that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public
  • Preparing and organizing for a where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted.
  • Gathering information on policies, programmes, significant events and how they impact on customers and disseminating the same to the public/media.
  • Ensuring proper projection of corporate image of the organzation
  • Carrying out research based on both local and International press on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government and developing appropriate interventions
  • Closely liaise with the Public Communications Office on cross cutting issues that require harmonization and dissemination
  • Liaise with the media in undertaking general public relations works, including direct question and answer sessions by Kenyans on various topical issues on behalf of CEC Members and Chief
  • Maintaining an effective and updated county
  • Facilitating printing of publicity materials for the County and internship to students in institutions of higher
  • Monitoring implementation of Government policies, programs, and directives through collection and dissemination of
  • Development of communication and media
  • Management of
  • Co-ordination of information
  • Carrying out research on local and international press on public opinion towards the
  • Identifying events that require packaging and dissemination to the media
  • Preparing media briefs, supplements, documentaries and features
  • Ensuring proper use of finances, stores, equipment
  • Supervision, guidance, training and development of staff
  • Efficient and effective use of resources
  • Co-ordination of operations and activities in the division
  • Ensuring supervision, training and development of staff
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

  • served in the grade of Assistant Director of Public Communications or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelor’s degree  in  any  of  the follow ing  disciplines:     Mass Communication,
  • Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the above fields will be an added
  • have a clear understanding of the County and National Development Goals, Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, Mountain Cities Blue Print and the role of Public Communications in achievement of the same;
  • possess strong leadership skills required at that level;
  • possess good oral and written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • possess advanced computer applications skills; and
  • Have demonstrated high degree of professional competence and managerial capability in public communications

NB: Pursuant to section 45 of the County Governments Act (2012), the Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in the department and shall report to the respective County Executive Committee Member.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Academic and Professional certificates,
  • Testimonials,
  • National Identity Card or Passport and
  • Any other supporting

The applications should indicate the positions applied for on top of the envelope and addressed to:

The Secretary

County Public Service Board P O Box 260 – 10304

KUTUS

Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the County Headquarters 4TH floor, KUTUS (Office of County Public Service Board between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays).

Applicants should seek clearance from and attach copies or evidence of the CURRENT (valid in 2022) documents listed below: –

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before Friday, 25th November 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

NOTE

Women and persons living with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit our website:

www.kirinyaga.go.ke for more details.

The Kirinyaga County Government is an equal opportunity employer.