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  • Posted: May 26, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 9, 2023
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    Kiambu County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. It is located in the central region and covers a total area of 2,543.5 Km2 with 476.3 Km2under forest cover according to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Kiambu County borders.
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    Principal Information and Communication Officer (1 Post)

    Duties & Responsibilities 

    • Gather information on programmes, significant events in a specific sectoral area and the impact on the County;
    • Assist in the development of communication and media strategy; 
    • Undertaking media monitoring; 
    • Development and distribution of press releases and other materials to the media; 
    • Oversee editing of stories on various topical issues before they are released to the public;
    • Coordinate liaison with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern;
    • Schedule interviews with Government officials and other stakeholders; 
    • Manage assigned projects/programmes, and organizing events; 
    • Prepare, edit, review and finalize speeches, statements, messages and background notes for the County Executive; 
    • Draft speeches, statements and messages for the County Department’ by researching audience expectations, event agenda and topics, and tailor each communications product for audience appeal and impact; 
    • Develop core messages and talking points, ensuring materials are completed on time and with the adequate standards of quality; 
    • Research and draft background notes to assist and inform the County Department’s on external engagements; 
    • Research, collate and validate information to be used for all speeches, statements, messages and background notes; 
    • Identify the latest news, and reports and studies by both County and National Government’s on relevant devolution topics and retrieve relevant ideas, facts and figures; 
    • Support effective and timely internal communication; 
    • Draft and review the content of internal and external messages to convey important developments, brief on the outcomes of events and other relevant initiatives; 
    • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time. 

    Person Specifications: 
    For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen. 
    • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a postgraduate qualification in any of the following: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Science or a related field. 
    • Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage. 
    • Have working experience of not less than 5 years preferably in Speech Writing/ Communication and/or Public Relations. 
    • Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
    • Should have good attention to detail and good relationship management skills.
    • Be computer literate.
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    All applicants should submit their applications cover letter together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts of three referees. Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card or passport and any other supporting documents should be attached to the application.
    Applications should be addressed to: 

    County Public Service Board
    County Government of Kiambu
    P O Box 2362 - 00900


    • ALL applications should be hand delivered in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on top of the envelope the position applied for, and dropped in the specific box provided at County Public Service Board offices, Room 103, First Floor at Thika Sub-County Offices between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays.
    • Applications should reach the Board on or before Friday 9th June,2023.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity card, academic and professional certificates and submit clearance from the following institutions: 

    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    County Government of Kiambu is an equal opportunity employer, women, youth and people living with disability are encouraged to apply. 
    The Board and the County Government of Kiambu is committed to Zero Tolerance to Corruption. We CAUTION applicants and their families not to fall victim of fraudsters and impersonators who solicit for money with a promise to secure them jobs in the CountyGovernment. 
    The Board shall bear no responsibility for any personal loss arising from such unlawful dealings. Report any of such cases to the Police

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