Communications Jobs, Busia County Jobs

Pursuant to Article 235 (1) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Section 59 (1) (b), of The County Governments Act No.17, 2012, The County Public Service Board of Busia invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill vacant positions in the Office of the Governor as follows:

CHIEF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, JOB GROUP ‘M’ -1 POST

 Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy; editing stories on various topical issues before they are released to the public
  • Gathering information on programmes, significant events in a specific sectorial area and the impact on the public
  • Liaising with media and other public platforms;
  • Reviewing and editing of speeches;
  • Implementation of customer satisfaction survey;
  • Undertaking public communications research;
  • Scheduling interviews and press conferences and providing content to the County portal website.
  • Manage and articulate the County’s social media agenda and develop new avenues to crystallize the Busia County’s footprints on  the web

Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • A Bachelors in Degree in any of the following disciplines; Mass Communication, Journalism, Public relations, Corporate Communications/reputation, communication Studies, Media Studies/Sciences, Photojournalism/Photography, Film/Television/Radio production, International/Relations, social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution

For Promotion;

  • have served in the grade of Senior Public Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service OR in a comparable position in the private sector or social industry for a minimum period of three (3) years or (6) years
  • have a clear understanding of the working of the media and the socio-political environment in Kenya
  • possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • possess advanced computer application skills; and
  • Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

Additional requirements

All applicants are expected to attach copies of the following additional documents

  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Clearance from HELB where necessary
  • Clearance from the Ethics and anti-corruption commission
  • Certificate of good conduct from the police
  • CRB Clearance Certificate

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications attaching copies of their certificates and testimonials, and send to the undersigned on or before 17th December, 2019 at 5.00 p.m.:

THE SECRETARY/CEO

BUSIA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD P.O BOX 1103-50400

BUSIA (K)