Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position shown below.
Description: Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will head the Public Communications Division at the Ministry Headquarters.
He/She will be responsible to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for professional, administrative and operational matters relating to public communications in the Ministry;
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level include:
initiating/reviewing Public Communications Policy and designing appropriate programmes and infrastructure to facilitate its implementation;
initiating research on various public communication issues and developing appropriate interventions;
developing standards and regulations in the management of public communication functions;
liaising with the Office of the Public Communications in identifying Government events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
preparing and organizing fora where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted;
carrying out research based on both local and international press on possible causes of negative
publicity on the Government and developing appropriate interventions;
preparing media supplements, documentaries, press release/media features; and
succession planning as well as ensuring training and development of public communications personnel.
Requirements: One (1) Post (For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Basic Salary: Scale: Ksh.94,235 – Ksh.120,270 p.m.
(Job Group ‘R’)
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Public
Communications, Job Group ‘Q’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:
Mass Communication, Communication Studies,
Information Science, Public Relations, International
Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or comparable qualification from a recognized university;
a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass
Communications, Communication Studies, Information
Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations,
Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized Institution;
international Relations and Diplomacy skills;
a clear understanding of the National Development goals, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals and the role of Public Communications in achieving of the same;
strong leadership required at that level;
oral and written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili;
be of high integrity, motivated and team player;
advanced computer applications skills; and
demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and managerial capability in public communications work.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Public Service Commission of Kenya
P. O. Box 30095 – 00100
Deadline: 30th May 2012