Public Service Commission Assistant Director, Foreign Jobs in Kenya

Public Service Commission Assistant Director, Foreign Jobs in Kenya

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of eight (8) years and currently serving at the grade of Foreign Service Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;

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

  • demonstrated effective leadership, managerial and administrative skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be based either at the headquarters or in a mission.

    Specific duties and responsibilities which will include:


  • An officer at this level may be deployed as a section head.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include:-

  • coordinating and supervising work of the section;

  • researching into emerging international events and recommending appropriate policy interventions;

  • tracking of vacancies in the international and inter-governmental organizations,

  • maintaining an appropriate database and facilitating employment of Kenya nationals;

  • participating in bilateral and international conferences and meetings, drafting reports and identifying areas of implementation;

  • networking with Ministries/State Departments, inter-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions accredited to Kenya;

  • coordinating provision of consular and protocol services;

  • analyzing and initiating implementation of recommendations contained in reports from bilateral and international conferences and meetings as well as
    those from Kenyan Missions; and

  • supervising, guiding and mentoring officers.


  • An officer at this level may be deployed as Head of Chancery in a Mission.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include:-

  • providing administrative support at the Mission;

  • monitoring and analyzing political and economic developments in the host country and drafting appropriate reports;

  • coordinating trade, cultural and other events to promote Kenya;

  • networking with members of the diplomatic corps, officials of the host government and media representatives;

  • drafting appropriate responses to media reports on Kenya;

  • coordinating official functions and programmes for Kenyan dignitaries;

  • performing consular and protocol duties and preparing briefs, statements and diplomatic notes and messages; and

  • preparing performance targets as well as undertaking performance reporting and appraisal of officers.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Public Service Commission Assistant Director, Foreign Jobs in Kenya

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