Kakamega County Director of Public Communications Jobs in Kenya

Kakamega County Director of Public Communications Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director of Public Communication will report to the Chief Officer ICT, e-Government and Communication.

    Specific duties will include:

  • 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;

  • Coordinate internal and external communications;

  • Develop standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions;

  • 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;

  • Provide media coverage to the County functions and overseeing the functioning of the media center;

  • Organize and manage press release, press conferences, writing guest columns; and preparing official speeches and briefs for H.E. The Governor;

  • Produce and communicate publications on the County programs, activities and investment opportunities

  • Establish and manage a database of news and information; and

  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements and Competencies for Appointment:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;

  • Have served in the grade of Assistant Director of Public Communications or its equivalent in the wider Public service for a minimum period of three (3) years and has been in continuous service for a period of 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 large organization.

  • Have 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;

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Communication, Public Relations or Journalism from a recognized institution.

  • Have experience of at least ten (10) years in a communication or media position;

  • Have 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;

  • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;

  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kakamega County Director of Public Communications Jobs in Kenya

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