Duties and Responsibilities
Initiation/review of public communications policy and design of appropriate programmes and infrastructure to facilitate its implementation, initiating research on various public communications issues and developing appropriate interventions; and developing standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions. In addition, the officer will liaise with the Office of the Public Communications. Identifying Government events that require Packaging for dissemination to the media and the public; preparing and organizing for a where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted; and carrying out research based on both local and International press on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government and developing appropriate interventions. In addition, duties will include preparing media supplements, documentaries, press release/media features; deployment of public communications personnel; succession planning as well as ensuring training and development of public communications personnel.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;
i. Have Degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
ii. Have a master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
iii. Have a clear understanding of the National Development Goals, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals and the role of public Communications in achievement of the same;
iv. Possess strong leadership skills required at that level;
v. Possess good oral and oral written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili;
vi. Be of high integrity, motivated and team player;
vii. Compliance with the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
viii. Possess advanced computer application skills; and
ix. Have demonstrated high degree of professional competence and managerial capability in public communications work.
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