July 18, 2024
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Kisii County Government Public Communication Director Job Vacancy 2024

Under Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 59 of the County Governments Act Revised Edition 2020 [2012] Kisii County Public Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant posts.

DEPARTMENT   OF   PUBLIC SERVICE, COUNTY ADMINISTRATION AND PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

DIRECTOR – PUBLIC COMMUNICATION- (1 POST) JOB GROUP ‘R’- VACANCY NO. KSI/PSB/EA/9 /2024

Reporting administratively to the Chief of staff, office of the Governor and functionally to the chief officer responsible for Executive (office of the Governor), the Director of public communication shall be overall in charge of communication in the county.

Requirements and Competencies for Appointment:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have served in the grade of Assistant Director of Public Communications/Deputy Director Public Communication or its equivalent in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years and has been in continuous service for not less than ten (10) years or served in a comparable and relevant position in the private sector for a minimum period of three
  • (3) years at senior management level in a recognized organization.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Communication, Public Relations or Journalism from a recognized institution.
  • A Master’s degree in Communication Studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations, International Relations, Information Sciences or Journalism or any other approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Have experience of at least ten (10) years in a communication or media position;
  • Have a Certificate in Computer Applications;
  • Knowledge of a foreign language will be an added advantage;
  • Be abreast with current affairs and public sentiments;
  • Have proven communication, writing, editing and proficiency skills;
  • Have proven knowledge and understanding of print, broadcast, online media and legislative process;
  • Can work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

The duties and responsibilities include: –

  • Organize and manage press releases, press conferences, writing guest columns; and preparing official speeches and briefs for H.E. The Governor;
  • preparing and organizing for a where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted;
  • Provide media coverage to the County functions and oversee the functioning of the media center;
  • Advise the Executive on Public and International Relations relevant to the County functions and ensure the County promotes a positive cooperate image;
  • Coordinate the entire County’s corporate affairs, activities and development;
  • Coordinate internal and external communications.
  • Produce and communicate publications on the County programs, activities and investment opportunities.
  • preparing media supplements, documentaries, press release/media features;
  • Initiate, review public communications policy and design appropriate programmes and infrastructure to facilitate its implementation;
  • Initiate research on various Public Communication issues and developing appropriate interventions and response;
  • Develop standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions;
  • Promote stakeholder engagement and public participation in county and national government.
  • Ensure publication and circulation rural press publications and county edition newspaper.
  • Coordinate publicity, advertising and public awareness campaigns in the
  • Establish and manage a database of news and information; and
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned occasionally.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

PLEASE NOTE:

Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be informed that Kisii County Public Service Board (CPSB) DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEE or USE AGENTS.

All copies of Academic Certificates and Testimonials MUST be certified by a commissioner for Oaths.

Upon offer of employment, the successful candidates shall present evidence of having satisfied the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing the following:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
  2. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  3. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board. (HELB).
  4. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC).
  5. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

How to apply

Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for; department whilst enclosed together with a copy of the National ID detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials, to reach on or before 3rdJuly, 2024 at 5.00 p.m. and addressed to:

The Ag. -Secretary

Kisii County Public Service Board

P.O Box 1848-40200, KISII

Applications can be dropped at the Kisii County Public Service Board offices situated at Kisii – Kilgoris road near the Kisii Cathedral junction.

For further information, please visit www.kisii.go.ke

Kisii County is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified Kenyans including Women and Persons Living with Disability are encouraged to apply

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