Chairperson and Members of the Media Council of Kenya Jobs

Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology
Office of the Cabinet Secretary
Declaration of Vacancies
Pursuant to Section 7(2) & 7(3) of the Media Council Act, 2013, the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology hereby declares vacancies in the position of the Chairperson and members of the Media Council of Kenya and invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the positions of Chairperson and Member of the Media Council of Kenya.

The applications received SHALL be forwarded to the Selection Panel under Section 7(2) & (3) of the Media Council Act, 2013 WITHIN (7) SEVEN DAYS OF THIS NOTICE (Starting 17th Jan).

The powers and functions of the Council (Chairperson and Members) are as stipulated in Section 5 and 6 of the Act.
A. Vacancies for the Position of Chairperson and Members, Media Council of Kenya
(1) A person shall be qualified for appointment as a chairperson or member of the Council under section 8, if that person is:-
(a) a citizen of Kenya;
(b) holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya,
(c) has knowledge and experience of at least ten years in the case of the chairperson, or seven years in the case of a member, in matters relating to any of the following fields –
(i) law;
(ii) journalism;
(iii) finance;
(iv) gender and human rights;
(v) performing arts;
(vi) advertising;
(vii) public relations;
(viii) religious studies;
(ix) communication;
(x) humanities and social sciences; or
(xi) information technology;
(d) meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
(e) has had a distinguished career in their respective fields.
B. Compliance with the Act by Applicants:
In compliance with Section 8(2) of the Act, a person shall not be qualified for appointment as chairperson or a member of the Council if the person –
(a) is a Member of Parliament or County Assembly;
(b) is an official of a governing body of a political party;
(c) has at any time within the preceding five years held a political office;
(d) is an undischarged bankrupt;
(e) has been convicted of a felony;
(f) has benefited from, or facilitated an unlawful or irregular allocation, acquisition or use of land or other public property; or
(g) has been removed from office for contravening the provisions of the Constitution or any other written law.
C. Terms of Service
The chairperson and members of the Council shall hold office for a period of three (3) years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further and final terms of three years.
D. How to Apply
(a) Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany any online application.
(b) A copy of the National Identity Card/Passport should be appended.
(c) All applications should be clearly marked “Application for position of Chairperson, Media Council of Kenya” OR “Application for position of Member, Media Council of Kenya” and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:
A. Manual applications should be hand delivered to the reception desk on Tenth Floor of Teleposta Towers, off Koinange Street
B. Online applications should be e-mailed to
C. Posted applications should be addressed to:
Selection Panel for the Nomination of Chairperson and Members of the Media Council of Kenya
Ministry of Information Communication and Technology
Teleposta Towers
P.O. Box 30025-00100
(i) Names of applicants will be published on the Website of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology and under Section 7(7) of the Act in the Gazette and at least two daily newspapers of national circulation.

(ii) Shortlisted applicants will be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies.
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Criminal Investigation Department (certificate of good conduct).
All applications should be received on or before 5.00 p.m. on or before 24th January, 2014.
This advertisement can also be obtained from the Ministry of Information communications and technology website

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