Principal Communications and Public Affairs Officer Job in Kenya – County Assembly of Kiambu

County Government of Kiambu

County Assembly of Kiambu

The County Assembly Service Board seeks to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following job position:

Principal Communications and Public Affairs Officer


Reporting to Director of Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Officer will undertake the following responsibilities:

(i) Convening and coordinating public relations and media related meetings, while ensuring all minutes are taken and filed;

(ii) Coordinate all public relations related activities including publishing of magazines, brochures, handbooks, flyers, news bulletins CDs etc; write, edit and arrange the publications;

(iii) Coordinate updating of the County Assembly website in liaison with the ICT department;

(iv) Planning, attending and coordinating promotional programs/events among them outreach programs and public participation, press conferences, open days, exhibitions, civic education programs, tours and visits;

(v) Assist in directing and managing all internal and external communications;

(vi) Commissioning and undertaking relevant legislation research;

(vii) Planning and Coordinating, accompanying and receiving all visitors and delegations to and from the County Assembly ensuring all protocols issues are observed;

(viii) Issue press releases, arrange interviews with journalists, guide the Leadership how to react or respond to media stories and proactive media reporting through the available channels;

(ix) Coordinating the County Assembly Broadcast Unit on broadcast/media aspects;

(x) Develop and implement communication strategies;

(xi) Monitor public opinion regarding the Assembly;

(xii) Communicate and present arguments on behalf of the Assembly;

(xiii) Assist in preparing organizational documents such as annual reports, corporate profiles and submissions, cost budgets;

(xiv) Write speeches, prepare visual aids and make public presentations;

(xv) Oversee production of audiovisual materials;

(xvi) Conduct internal PR/Communication courses, workshops and media training;

(xvii) Develop and manage brand identity;

(xviii) Procure sponsorship deals in liaison with the Clerk’s office;

(xix) Liaison between the organization and other government and Non – Governmental as may be directed by the Clerk;

(xx) Coordinating Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR); and,

(xxi) Any other duty as may be allocated by the Supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment:

(i) Have Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations or any Social Science;

(ii) Have satisfactorily served as Senior Public Relations Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years;

(iii) Hold Certificate of membership from the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK);

(iv) Must demonstrate administrative management skills and sound knowledge of media, design works, public relations and communication ability;

(v) Master’s Degree from a recognized University in Communication Studies Mass Communication, Public Relations or any other Social Science will be an added advantage;

(vi) Be competent in use of IT as a working tool; and, Relevant education, experience and knowledge as determined by CAKSB.

Other Requirements

  • Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit applications in own handwriting accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, two colour passports size photographs and other relevant supporting documents.
  • In addition, interested applicants should submit certificates of clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission, Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Revenue Authority and Certificate of Good Conduct as part of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Application should clearly indicate the position applied for in the envelope and reference line and be addressed to:

The Clerk
County Assembly of Kiambu
P.O. Box 1492-00900 Kiambu

The applications should be sent or hand delivered to the office of Clerk at County Assembly of Kiambu Buildings so as to reach the office on or before Friday, 31st July 2020 at 5:00pm.

Communications and Media
Updated: June 24, 2020 — 3:29 pm