KNEC Public Communications Officer

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.

The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.

Public Communications Officer II

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(1 Post)

The Public Communications Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Public Communications Section.

Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in either of the following disciplines: Journalism, Mass Communication or Public Relations from a recognized institution; OR Bachelors Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in any of the following: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Must have at least 3 years of public communication experience in a reputable institution;
  • Must have evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Advanced Computer Applications; (MS Office Packages, Desktop and Web-based Publishing, Photo and Video editing);
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity;

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage with the public and media on matters of concern to the oragnization and participate in promotional events;
  • Analyze media coverage and undertake relevant market research;
  • Gather information on policies, programmes and significant events that impact on the organizations’ clients;
  • Prepare articles and publications articulating on specific issues and edit organizations’ publications;
  • Keep and maintain all public communication print and electronic materials including audio visuals and photographs;
  • Develop, implement and review the Corporate Communications Policy and communication strategies;
  • Design, initiate research on corporate relations issues and develop appropriate interventions;
  • Devise and implement measures to ensure proper projection of the identity and public image of the organization;

Required Core Competencies

  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and Multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Being visionary and result oriented;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • Firm, fair and transparent management style.

Shortlisted candidates must meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

In this regard, the candidates should obtain clearance certificates from:

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority;
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  3. Criminal Investigation Department;
  4. Higher Education Loans Board;
  5. Credit Reference Bureau.

Terms of Offer: The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

Application Procedure

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees on or before 5th March, 2018 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P. O. Box 73598 – 00200


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and People Living with Disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more details log into KNEC website

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Updated: February 19, 2018 — 4:58 pm