Information Officer 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 II, JOB GROUP ā€˜Jā€™-(ONE POST)

Duties And Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be deployed at the Ministry Headquarters, a County Information Office or in a Rural Press Office. Duties and responsibilities will entail gathering, receiving, verifying, translating and editing news and features from various sources; determining the quality of news in relation to original stories filed or received from News Agencies and relating their relevance to Government policy; and monitoring other media under the guidance of a more senior officer.

Requirements for Appointment

Direct Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

(i) Be in possession of a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institution;
(ii) Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and
Kiswahili; and
Be proficient in computer applications.

Promotion

For promotion to this grade, an officer must:

(i) Have served in the grade of Information Officer III or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;

(ii) Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;

(iii) Be proficient in computer applications; 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.

HOW TO APPLY;

Written applications, enclosing current Curriculum Vitae, Copies of academic and professional certificates and National Identity Card/Passport should be submitted to.

THE SECRETARY/ CEO,

COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD

PORT VICTORIA PLAZA

P.O BOX 1103-50400

BUSIA (KENYA

DIRECT OR INDIRECT CANVASING WILL LEAD TO AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATIOn

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