29 Oct 2019

Principal Communications & Public Affairs Officer at County Assembly of Kiambu

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Principal Communications and Public Affairs Officer in the County Assembly of Kiambu.

Responsibilities
The officer at this point shall be responsible to Director Administrative Services and Human Resource and will undertake the following responsibilities;

  •  Coordinating public relations and media related meetings;
  • Coordinating public relations related activities including publishing of magazines,
    brochures, handbooks, flyers, news bulletins CDs etc; write, edit and arrange the
    publications;
  • Coordinate updating of the County Assembly website in liaison with the ICT
    Department;
  • Coordinating programs/events among them outreach programs and public participation;
  • Coordinating, accompanying and receiving all visitors and delegations to and from the County Assembly ensuring all protocols issues are observed;
  • Preparing press releases, arrange interviews with journalists;
  • Coordinating the County Assembly Broadcast Unit on broadcast/media aspects;
  • Assist in developing communication strategies;
  • Monitor public opinion regarding the Assembly;
  • Communicate and Present arguments on behalf of the Assembly in liaison with the Clerk’s Office;
  • Assist in preparing organizational documents such as annual reports, corporate profiles
    and submissions, cost budgets;
  • Write speeches, prepare visual aids and make public presentations;
  • Oversee production of audio-visual materials;
  • Conduct internal PR/Communication courses, workshops and media training;
  • Assist to Develop and manage brand identity;
  • Procure sponsorship deals in liaison with the Clerk;
  • Liaison between the organization and other government and Non – Governmental;
  • Coordinate all Corporate Social responsibility (CSR); and,
  • Any other duty allocated by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  •  Have Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies, Mass Communication, Public
    Relations or any Social Science;
  • Have satisfactorily served as Senior Public Relations Officer or Media Liaison for a
    minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Hold Certificate of membership from the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK);
  • Must demonstrate administrative management skills and sound knowledge of media,
    design works, public relations and communication ability;
  •  Excellent communication skills and good command of English and Kiswahili;
  • Be competent in use of IT as a working tool; and,
  • Relevant Education, Experience and Knowledge as determined by CAKSB.

How to Apply

Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit applications in own handwriting accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, two colour passports size photographs and other relevant supporting documents. In addition, interested applicants should submit certificates of clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission, Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Revenue Authority and Certificate of Good Conduct as part of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

 Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

 Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.

Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

All applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the envelope and reference line and be addressed to:

The Clerk County Assembly of Kiambu P.0. Box 1492-00900 Kiambu

The applications should be sent or hand delivered to the office of Clerk at County Assembly of Kiambu Buildings so as to reach the office on or before Monday 18th November, 2019 at 5:00pm






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