Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Director - Foreign Service/Minister/Consul General Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Director - Foreign Service/Minister/Consul General Jobs in Kenya


Qualifications and Requirements:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving in the grade of Assistant Director of Foreign Service /Minister/Consul-General CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service, regional or international organizations;

  • a Bachelors degree in International Studies, International Relations, Law, Economics or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • a Masters degree in either International Studies, International Relations, Law, Economics, or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya demonstrated outstanding professional competence, effective leadership, managerial and administrative skills

  • possess effective negotiation, analytical and communication skills; and

  • have a clear understanding of Kenya’s foreign policy and other national policies, objectives and strategies.

    Responsibilities:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be based either at the headquarters or in a mission where he/she will form part of the management.

  • Specific duties and responsibilities will include:- Headquarters An officer at this level will head a department and will be responsible to the Political and Diplomatic Secretary for providing policy, technical and administrative guidance.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • participating in the formulation, implementation and reviewing of Kenya’s foreign policy;

  • attending high level meetings and conferences;

  • articulating and defending Kenya’s foreign policy;

  • formulating Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on bilateral and international instruments, meeting and conferences;

  • advising and guiding the missions falling under the department on matters relating to Kenya’s foreign policy;

  • coordinating the implementation of reports received from bilateral and international conferences and meetings as well as those from the
    Kenyan Mission;

  • networking with inter-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions accredited to Kenya;

  • participating in development of the Foreign Service Institute’s training programs;

  • maintaining a database on vacancies in international and inter-governmental organizations and facilitating employment of Kenya nationals; and

  • recommending appropriate policy interventions in response to emerging international events and trends.

    Missions:

    An officer at this level may be deployed as Head of Chancery or Consul-General responsible for overseeing the running of the Missions.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • supervising the work of a mission;

  • designing and implementing marketing strategies for Kenya’s products and services;

  • projecting, promoting and defending Kenya’s foreign policy;

  • participating in the formulation of Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on bilateral and international instruments, meetings and conferences;

  • prioritizing and making recommendations on the Mission’s acquisition of assets and properties;

  • coordinating the analysis of political and economic developments in the host country and supervising the preparation of appropriate reports;

  • facilitating acquisition of assets and properties;

  • preparing detailed, analytical and regular reports on the activities of the mission; and

  • supervising the organization of programmes for Kenyan dignitaries.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Director - Foreign Service/Minister/Consul General Jobs in Kenya


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