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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
  • Kirinyaga County borders Nyeri County, Murang’a County and Embu County.It covers an area of 1,478.1 square kilometers. The county lies between 1,158 metres and 5,380 metres above sea level in the South and at the Peak of Mt. Kenya respectively. Mt. Kenya which lies on the northern side greatly influences the landscape of the county as well as other top...
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    Principal Communications Officer

    Job Ref: KCPSB/PCO/05/03/02/23

    Duties And Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be deployed in the Communication Directorate at the County Headquarters and will report to the Director Communication.

    • Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail assisting the Assistant Director Communications in:
    • Gathering information on programmes, significant events in various sectoral areas and the impact on customers, and forwarding the same to the Director Communication for dissemination;
    • Carrying out research on local and national press on public opinion on the County Government;
    • Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy;
    • Editing stories on various topical issues before they are released to the public and liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern;
    • Handling complex news, information and features that require objective judgment.
    • Edit press releases/statements, keynote speeches, annual reports and other key documents for the County.
    • Prepare talking notes and speeches for staff during media interviews and press conferences
    • Any other duties as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • Served in the grade of Chief Public Communication Officer or an equivalent and comparable position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Bachelor’s Degree, in any of the following disciplines: - Mass Communication, journalism, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Media Studies/science or Photojournalism from a recognized institution; OR Bachelor’s Degree in social Science with a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism, Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication Studies or Media Studies/Science from a recognized institution;
    • Have a clear understanding of working of the media;
    • Have attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution;
    • Possess advanced computer application skills;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills’ and
    • Have demonstrated professional and managerial competence in information work as reflected in work performance and results Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed

    • Curriculum Vitae,
    • Academic and Professional certificates,
    • Testimonials,
    • PIN Certificate,
    • National Identity Card or Passport and
    • Any other supporting documents.

    Clearly indicate the position applied for, both on the cover letter and the envelope. Applications should be addressed to: 

    The Secretary County, 
    Public Service Board 
    P O Box 260 - 10304 

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the County Headquarters 4TH floor, KUTUS (Office of County Public Service Board between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays).

    Applicants should seek clearance and attach copies or evidence thereof of the updated documents below:

    • Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
    • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before Friday 17th February 2023.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

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