Kericho County Government – Assistant Director of Public Communications.

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Kericho County is one of the counties the republic of kenya. The county seats between longitude 35o 02′ and 35o 40′ East and between the equator and latitude 0 23′ South with an altitude of about 2002m above the sea level. It borders Uasin Gishu County to the North West, Baringo County to the North, Nandi County to the North-West, Nakuru County to the East and Bomet County to the South. It has a population of 901,777 (2019 census) and an area of 2,111 km2. Its capital and largest town is Kericho.

Kericho County is home to the best of Kenya Tea which is renowned worldwide for its taste with its town square even known as Chai Square. Some of the largest tea companies including Unilever Kenya, James Finlay and Williamson Tea are based here. It is also home to the popular Ketepa brand

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS, JOB GROUP ‘P’ (1 POST)

Duties and Responsibilities
(i) Analyzing information on programmes, significant events and impact on the customers in specific sectoral area;
(ii) Researching on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government on both local and international press and assisting in the development of appropriate strategies to address the situation;
(iii) Identifying Government events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
(iv) Preparing and organizing for and where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted.
(v) In addition, the officer will prepare media supplements, documentaries, press releases/media features;
(vi) Regularly attend meetings at the Public Communications Office to deliberate on cross cutting issues that require to be centrally disseminated by the Office of Public Communications.

Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
(i) Have served in the grade of Principal Public Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
(ii) Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communications Studies, Journalism, International Relations, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
(iii) Have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Communication Studies; Mass Communication; Journalism, Public Relations; Information Science, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
(iv) Possess advanced computer application skills;
(v) Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
(vi) Be a person of high integrity, motivated and a team player;
(vii) Demonstrate professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

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