Assistant Director Of Public Communication

Recruiter / Employer: Ministry of Defense
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.87,360- Ksh.121, 430 p.m. (CSG 7)
House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.12,000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • served in the grade of Principal Public Communication Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other equivalent qualification from a d University recognize in Kenya;
  • possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: -

    Duties and Responsibilities at this level will include:

  • analyzing information on programmes, significant events and impact on the customers in a specific sectoral area;
  • researching on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government on both local and international press;
  • assisting in the development of appropriate strategies to address the situation;
  • identifying Government events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
  • preparing and organizing for how Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted;
  • preparing media supplements, documentaries, press releases/media features; and
  • regularly attending meetings at the Public Communications Office to deliberate on cross cutting issues that require to be centrally disseminated by office of Public Communications.

    Method of Application

    Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through  the Commission website: or jobs portal:

    Please Note:

    Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.

    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.


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

    It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents. 

    Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
    Applications should reach the Commission on or before 4th October 2021 latest 5.00 pm 

    (East African Time)

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