KNATCOM Director, Communication & Information Programme - Jobs in Kenya

KNATCOM Director, Communication & Information Programme - Jobs in Kenya

a) Job Description

The Director Communication and Information Programme is responsible for the following functions:

  • promote involvement in UNESCO’s activities the relevant line ministries, departments, agencies, organizations and individuals dealing in Communication and Information;

  • ensure implementation of KNATCOM Communication and Information activities and budgeted programmes;

  • promote linkages between UNESCO and; Government Ministries, Departments, Counties and
    State agencies, UNESCO Agencies, Civil Society, and the private sector concerned with communication and information;

  • co-ordinate participation in international meetings on Communication and Information;

  • promote dissemination of information on UNESCO prizes and awards to potential candidates and ensure their participation;

  • promote dissemination of information on UNESCO fellowships and study grants to potential
    applicants and facilitate their participation;

  • co-ordinate ratification of UNESCO Communication and Information related conventions and protocols;

  • initiate research and collaboration with other partners and across the programmes;

  • co-ordinate capacity building in Communication and Information;

  • formulate KNATCOM Communication and Information programmes and activities; and

  • provide expert advisory service in communication and information.

    b) Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • providing technical support in the development of communication and information policies;

  • developing regular briefs and prompt communication on the section issues;

  • developing budgets for the communication and information programme;

  • developing budget and work plans for the implementation of communication and information
    programme activities within a given financial year;

  • developing communication and information reports and publications for dissemination;

  • ensuring accurate and appropriate reporting of UNESCO related activities in Kenya for dissemination to relevant stakeholders;

  • undertaking capacity building in communication and information sector;

  • implementing annual operational plans to enhance quality management of the division
    effective processes, systems and internal controls;

  • initiating research and collaborations with partners in communication and information

  • preparing relevant documents required to enhance direction and advice to the Kenyan
    communication and information system through the ministry of communication and information;

  • mobilizing local and international support for the execution of the communication and information programmes activities;

  • producing communication and
    information programme reports and publications;

  • monitoring and evaluating implementation of communication and information rogramme and

  • ensuring quality written speeches and country position papers for national, regional and
    international meetings;

  • undertaking staff appraisal and performance contract reporting; and

  • any other duties as may be assigned

    c) Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Minimum twelve (12) years relevant work experience, four (4) of which must have been in
    management level;

  • A Minimum Master’s Degree in of the following fields ; Communication, Arts, Social Sciences,
    Journalism or Media Studies from a recognized institution;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Communication, Arts, Social Sciences,
    Journalism or Media Studies from a recognized institution;

  • management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • proficiency in computer applications;

  • shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance;

    d) Key Competencies and Skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication and reporting skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Negotiation skills

    How To Apply

  • Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at

    For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website:

  • All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.


  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

  • Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Successful candidates will be required to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    For more information and job application details, see; KNATCOM Director, Communication & Information Programme - Jobs in Kenya

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