County Government of Kirinyaga Director Communication & Liaison Jobs in Kenya

County Government of Kirinyaga Director Communication & Liaison Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advising the County Government on Information and Public Communications issues.

  • Co-coordinating research and development on emerging issues on information and Public Communications.

  • Monitoring information and public communications policies and programs and reviewing them as appropriate.

  • Preparing information and public communications reports/briefs.

  • Ensuring professional ethics and consistence in information gathering and
    dissemination in Departments.

  • Liaising with Departments on cross cutting issues that need to be centrally disseminated to the public.

  • Development and implementation of government communication and media

  • Coordinating public communication services content development and dissemination in line with the County Governments Act, 2012.

  • Providing editorial, strategic, creative and operational support to ensure communication is both influential, informative and builds County brand reputation.

  • Drafting, editing and disseminating materials for the press.

  • Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern.

  • Managing the updating of the website and social media platforms.

  • Planning and creating multi-media communication materials.

  • Initiate, develop and maintain good working relationships with media houses,
    reporters and editors.

  • Continuous development of communication content for social media networking platforms.

  • Undertake media monitoring and analysis and offer timely response.

  • Preparing or overseeing the preparation of a diverse range of information and communication products.

  • Planning and overseeing maintenance of publicly accessible information material on the government and its plans, policies, activities and achievements.

  • Day-to-day operations in the directorate.

  • Providing procedural and technical advice to staff.

  • Mentoring and supervising staff in the department.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Ten (10) years’ service in Information/Public Communications sector;

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s
    Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in any of the following: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Science or a related field.

  • A Master’s degree in any o f the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public
    Relations, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;

  • Possess strong leadership skills required at that level;

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and

  • Be of high integrity, motivated and a team player with ability to strategically
    think, plan and implement information and public communication programmes;

  • Possess advanced computer application skills;

  • Have a clear understanding of National Development Goals, Policies and
    Programmes, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals and the ability to translate the role of Information and Public Communications towards
    realization of the same; and

  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional and managerial competence in management of Information and Public Communications function as reflected in work performance and results

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; County Government of Kirinyaga Director Communication & Liaison Jobs in Kenya

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