Information officer i Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Busia

Busia County Government

Job Description

VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANCIES

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.

JOBS AND APPOINTMENT SPECIFICATIONS

INFORMATION OFFICER I, JOB GROUP ‘K’-(TWO POSTS)

Duties And Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed at the County Headquarters, field office or at the county Government Press Office. The officer will be expected to handle fairly sensitive and complex news items that require objective judgment. Specific duties and responsibilities will include gathering, receiving, editing and verifying news and features from different parts of the County, and relating them to the Government policy. At provincial level, duties will include receiving news from districts, translating, sub-editing and writing of features.

(B) Requirements For Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

Have served in the grade of Information Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
have a post graduate diploma in any of the following disciplines, in the case of holders of general Social Science degrees: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International 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;

Be proficient in Information Communication Technology including use of internet and intranet services; and
Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

NOTE:

Application should reach the Secretary/CEO Public service Board on or before 4th June 2018

Applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions

Criminal Investigations Department(CID)
Higher Education Loans Board(HELB)
Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA)
Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC)

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original national Identity cards, Academic certificates, testimonials and clearance at the interview.

Busia County Government is an equal opportunity employer; youths, persons living with disabilities, women and other disadvantaged persons are encouraged to apply.

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