REPUBLIC OF KENYA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
“To be the lead service commission in the provision, management and development of competent human resource for the Public Service”.
“To transform the public service to become professional, efficient and effective for the realization of national development goals”.
VACANT POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
(i) online through the Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke or job portal www.psckjobs.go.ke
(ii) by completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.
Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100
(i) Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. Ongoing courses and qualifications not yet obtained by closure of the advert should not be filled in the application.
(ii) It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Section 100(4) of the Public Service Commission Act provides that a person who gives false or misleading information to the Commission is, on conviction, liable to a fine not exceeding Ksh. two hundred thousand or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(iii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iv) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(v) 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. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(vi) 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.
(vii) 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 23rd July 2018
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PUBLIC COMMUNICATION (PSC SCALE 6) – ONE (1) POST - V/No.35/2018
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Salary and Other Benefits:
Gross Salary: Kshs. 275,566 – 350,721 p.m. (salary includes 60% basic pay and 40% allowances)
Annual Leave Allowance: Ksh. 40,000.00
Medical: As per the current medical insurance cover
Leave entitlement: 30 days per leave year
For appointment, a candidate must have:
(i) at least ten (10) years’ experience in the field of Public Communications, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Principal Public Communications Officer, PSC Scale 5 or in Job Group M/N in the Civil Service or in a comparable and equivalent position in the Public Service;
(ii) a Bachelors Degree in any of the following: Communications Studies, Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Information Science, Media Studies, Corporate Communications, Social Sciences or any equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Communications Studies, Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Information Science, Media
Studies, Corporate Communications, Social Sciences or any equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iv) a certificate in Senior Management course from a recognized institution;
(v) excellent oral and written communication skills; and
(vi) demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and responsibilities
(i) implementing and reviewing Public Communications policies, strategies and programmes;
(ii) collecting information on policies, strategies, programmes and significant events and disseminating the same to media and public;
(iii) carrying out research on probable causes of negative publicity on the Commission;
(iv) identifying Commission events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and public;
(v) preparing media supplements, documentaries, press releases/ media features, planning publicity strategies and campaigns, writing and producing presentations and press releases; and
(vi) providing clients and stakeholders with information about Commission activities.
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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