Senior Public Communications Officer at Busia County

Pursuant to Article 235(1) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and Section 59(1) (b) of the County Governments Act, 2012, the County Public Service Board of Busia would like to employ interested and qualified Persons to fill the following Positions in the Office of Governor.Job Details

Gathering information on programmes and significant events within the county Government and the impact on customers, and forwarding the same to the head of a Public Communications Unit within the county for dissemination;
Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy; editing stories on various topical issues before they are released to the public
liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern in the county


scheduling interviews with County Government officials
managing assigned projects/programmes; and
Organizing events under the guidance of the head of the Unit/Section
And any other assigned

Qualifications

Be a Kenyan citizen;
Be in possession of a Bachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institution;
Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and
Be proficient in computer
Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

For Promotion the Officer Must

Have served in the grade of Public Communications Officer I 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 Diploma in any of the following disciplines in the case of serving Certificate holders: Journalism, International Relations, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations or its approved equivalent Qualifications from a recognized institution;
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 results.

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
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