217 Government Jobs in Kenya - Makueni

Programme Officer
Reporting to the Director, Diaspora Affairs, Internship, Mentoring and Volunteerism, the Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

Responsibilities

·         Implementation of the strategic plans, programmes and projects of the directorate in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders;
·         Offering advice on directorate regulations and guidelines;
·         Assisting in the development of legal frameworks on Diaspora, Internship and Volunteerism affairs time to time;
·         Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports; and
·         Perform any other duty as assigned by the Director, Diaspora Affairs, Internship, Mentoring and Volunteerism.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Youth Development or related field.
·         Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations or Youth Development will be an added advantage.
·         Good organizational and interpersonal skills
·         Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
·         Ability to mentor young people.
·         Good negotiating and influencing skills in implementing Human Resource Management policies.
·         Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
·         Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010).

Photographer/Videographer

Responsibilities

·         Scheduling and setting up photo shoots;
·         Capturing photos during government functions;
·         Editing photos into usable clips and multimedia products for web and social media platforms;
·         Maintaining the equipment (cameras and lighting system);
·         Compiling and maintaining a photo album and archive and image processing;
·         Seeking out appropriate and captivating photographic subjects and opportunities;
·         Planning, directing, organizing and shooting of videos of government events, projects and achievements;
·         Video editing;
·         Filming, importing footage, logging, editing and building DVDs;
·         Uploading videos and adding subtitles to videos on the government website and social media platforms; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of at least a Diploma in Photography, Film/Video Production (Camera option), Journalism or Mass Communication from a recognized institution in Kenya.
·         Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the Public Service or Private Sector in the portfolio applied for.
·         Evidence of portfolio showing diverse topics photographed.
·         Strong experience of a wide range of location photography.
·         Experience of all major photo editing software packages.
·         Be proficient in video camera operation.
·         Have experience in video making and editing and use of video editing software such as Final Cut, Avid and others.
·         Familiarity with web video editing and publishing tools.
·         Familiarity with web video editing and publishing tools.
·         Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines.
·         Be organized and detail oriented.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity.
·         Be computer literate.

Director ,Governor’s Press Service

Responsibilities

·         Providing strong and effective leadership and management of the Governor’s Press Service;
·         Leading and developing standards and regulations in the Governor’s Press Unit;
·         Planning and covering the Governor’s functions and the County Government’s activities in electronic and print for dissemination to the media and the public;
·         Preparing media supplements, documentaries, press release/media features;
·         Building and maintaining a database of news/information on the Governors; and
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Governor.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Communication
·         Studies, Media Studies/Sciences or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than 10 years in public communication.
·         Have demonstrated high degree of professional competence and managerial capability in public communications work.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on leadership and integrity.

Communications Officer

Responsibilities

·         Assisting in building corporate relations;
·         Developing content on topical issues for uploading onto the government website;
·         Undertaking media monitoring;
·         Assisting in the preparation of media reviews, briefs, press releases/statements and supplements;
·         Assisting in sourcing for appropriate television and radio programmes to disseminate information on activities of the Governor;
·         Documenting the Governor’s and Deputy Governor’s events through video, photography and press cuttings;
·         Preparing and placement of radio and TV infomercials;
·         Maintaining public relations records and documents;
·         Participating in event organization and management; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in any of the following: Mass Communication, Public Relations,
·         Journalism, Media Studies/Science or a related field.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years preferably in Communication and/or Public Relations.
·         Should have good attention to detail and good relationship management skills.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be computer literate.

Principal Communications Officer

Responsibilities

·         Development and distribution of press releases and other materials to the media;
·         Coordinating and organizing press teams for prompt and effective coverage of the Governor’s and Deputy Governor’s functions;
·         Drafting speeches and talking notes for the Governor;
·         Editing stories on various topical issues before they are released to the public;
·         Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern;
·         Scheduling interviews with government officials;
·         Managing assigned projects/programmes;
·         Assisting in building corporate relations;
·         Undertaking media monitoring;
·         Participating in event organization and management; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in any of the following: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Science or a related field.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years preferably in Communication and/or Public Relations.
·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
·         Should have good attention to detail and good relationship management skills.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be computer literate.

Branding Officer

Responsibilities

·         The Branding Officer/Graphic Designer will be responsible for the following:
·         Plan, develop and direct marketing efforts for the County brand;
·         Identify and prioritize the County’s marketing and branding needs;
·         Coordinate various marketing initiatives for the County in partnership with the national government, the private sector and key stakeholders in the areas of investment, tourism, culture, national heritage, sports and commerce;
·         Develop and implement a County brand strategy;
·         Ensure the County brand guidelines are upheld in all government departments and agencies;
·         Production of advertisements and other promotional programmes to improve County brand identity and visibility;
·         Supervise brand content development;
·         Manage access to County brand assets;
·         Implement County brand standards and usage guidelines;
·         Work closely with government departments and agencies on issues related to branding especially for County events;
·         Write reports, specifications and creative briefs;
·         Exercise oversight for internal brand communication;
·         Create and sustain a strong County brand; and
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in any of the following: Marketing, Public Relations and Communication.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years, preferably in Brand Management, Public Relations or Marketing.
·         Ability to design, plan, organize and manage events.
·         Demonstrate ability to work with advertising agencies on brand creation and management.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         makueniBe computer literate.


Graphic Designer

Responsibilities

·         The Graphic Designer will be responsible for the following:
·         Originating and ideating design for visual assets and illustrations according to various written briefs;
·         Design creative graphics for social media, posters, flyers, website and other publicity and marketing materials;
·         Prepare visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts;
·         Support and lead the design process of reports, presentations and publications for printing, electronic dissemination and live delivery;
·         Design templates for new publications and products;
·         Maintain infographics templates (in Adobe and other graphics software);
·         Create as well as improve and edit artworks, photos, charts and other graphic elements;
·         Assist in establishing and maintaining a photo archive and streamline the use and availability of photos;
·         Develop presentations, web interface and interactive products and layout and design presentations;

·         Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions for use for new media; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in Graphic Design.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years, preferably in Graphic Design.
·         Be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, Corel Draw and/or other common design and layout applications.
·         Good knowledge and understanding of web development.
·         Animation designing will be an added advantage.
·         Evidence of rich and diverse design portfolio.
·         Be creative, flexible and capable of working with minimum supervision.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be computer literate.

Chief Communications Officer

Responsibilities

·         The Chief Communications Officer will be responsible for the following:
·         Assisting in the development and implementation of government communication and media strategy;
·         Coordinating public communication services content development and dissemination in line with the County Governments Act, 2012 and the Makueni Vision 2025;
·         Providing editorial, strategic, creative and operational support to ensure communication is both influential, informative and builds County brand reputation;
·         Drafting, editing and disseminating materials for the press;
·         Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern;
·         Managing the updating of the website and social media platforms;
·         Planning and creating multi-media communication materials;
·         Initiate, develop and maintain good working relationships with media houses, reporters and editors;
·         Continuous development of communication content for social media networking platforms;
·         Undertake media monitoring and analysis and offer timely response;
·         Preparing or overseeing the preparation of a diverse range of information and communication products;
·         Planning and overseeing maintenance of publicly accessible information material on the government and its plans, policies, activities and achievements;
·         Assisting in the day-to-day operations in the directorate;
·         Providing procedural and technical advice to staff;
·         Mentoring and supervising junior staff; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in any of the following: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Science or a related field.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Working experience as a Sub Editor in a media house will be an added advantage.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years preferably in Communication and/or Public Relations.
·         Should have good attention to detail and good relationship management skills.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be computer literate.

Front Office Manager

Responsibilities

·         Receiving and managing visitors to the Office of the Governor and/or the County government;
·         Ensuring provision of quality service to visitors to the Office of the Governor and/or County government;
·         Providing customer service support to the government by obtaining, analyzing and verifying accuracy of customer information in a timely manner;
·         Coordinating handling of difficult and/or unusual situations;
·         Ensuring logging and delivery of all messages, packages and mail in a timely and professional manner;
·         Operating the telephone system in an efficient, accurate and courteous manner;
·         Getting telephone calls to proper recipients and recording messages accurately; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Administrator, Office of the Governor.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Diploma in Front Office Management or Public Relations from an institution recognized in Kenya.
·         Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years preferably in Customer Care or Front Office Management in a busy service environment.
·         Friendly and confident personality.
·         Operational excellence and drive for results.
·         Good spoken and written communication skills.
·         Ability to be polite but firm when dealing with difficult, impatient and upset people.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be computer literate.


Protocol Officer

Responsibilities

·         Organizing and coordinating official events;
·         Preparing guest lists and seating arrangements;
·         Coordinating arrangements for press coverage of official functions;
·         Facilitating linkages with other institutions and organizations;
·         Ensuring efficient and effective communication with stakeholders and visitors to the Office of the Governor and/or County Government;
·         Facilitating appointments;
·         Ensuring proper etiquette for official engagements; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director, Governance, Liaison and Communication.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya and a post-graduate qualification in any of the following: Public Relations, International Relations,
·         Diplomacy and Marketing.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have working experience of not less than 5 years, preferably in Public Relations or Protocol Service.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of public service as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be computer literate.

Chief Protocol Officer

Responsibilities

·         Planning, organizing and supervising protocol activities of the government;
·         Coordinating all protocol related activities within the division;
·         Planning, managing, documenting and reporting on Government Protocol Service;
·         Providing protocol support and public relations services;
·         Implementing activities and assignments relating to maintaining and enhancing the image of the County Government;
·         Facilitating movement, accommodation and appointments for County officials and guests;
·         Preparing itineraries and agendas for County officials and guests;
·         Planning and coordinating protocol service during official events, important meetings and receptions organized by the government; and
·         Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director, Governance, Liaison and Communication.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Diplomacy, Public Relations or any other relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         A Master’s Degree in International Relations, Diplomacy, Public Relations or any other relevant field will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in a senior position in the Public Service or Private Sector in the portfolio applied for.
·         Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
·         Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity.
·         Be computer literate.

Personal Secretary

Responsibilities

·         Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form;
·         Typing from drafts, manuscripts or recording from dictation machines;
·         Processing data;
·         Operating office equipment;
·         Attending to visitors/clients;
·         Handling telephone calls and appointment;
·         Ensuring security of office records, equipment and documents, including classified materials;
·         Preparing responses to simple routine correspondence; and
·         Undertaking any other secretarial duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications
·         Working experience of a minimum period of 5 years.
·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Secretarial Studies or a Bachelor of Business and Office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
·         Be of high integrity, motivated, and a team player.
·         Possess advanced computer application skills.
·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
·         Have attended a Senior Secretarial course lasting not less than (2) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Have demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Personal Assistant

Responsibilities

·         Managing the Governor’s diary;
·         Handling of correspondence and enquiries;
·         Managing appointments for the Governor;
·         Setting up meetings;
·         Managing the affairs of the Governor’s office;
·         Managing personal staff of the Governor; and
·         Any other duties that may be assigned by the Governor.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Working experience of not less than 5 years.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on leadership and integrity

Political Advisor

Responsibilities

·         Providing political direction to the Governor;
·         Monitoring political trends both in the county and at the national level and advice the Governor accordingly;
·         Ensuring separation of powers between the Office of the Governor, County Assembly and other offices in the County;
·         Promoting national unity, peace and stability in the County;
·         Conducting socio-political research to advice on policy;
·         Monitoring and evaluating political trends in the County;
·         Appraising the Governor on matters of political interest; and
·         Assisting to develop procedures and strategies for addressing issues of political interest; and
·         Participating in the preparation of campaign and policy positions and papers as directed by the Governor.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or Public Administration from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than 10 years in a political related field.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on leadership and integrity.

Legal Advisor

Responsibilities

·         Providing legal advice to the Governor;
·         Representing the Governor in civil matters as need arises;
·         Keeping abreast of legal and policy developments;
·         Providing legislative support to the Governor including briefs on legislation as well as preparing amendments where appropriate;
·         Identifying strategic priority areas that require policy and legal reform; and
·         Undertaking legal research.

Qualifications

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
·         Be a holder of at least a first degree in law from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than 10 years as a legal practitioner.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on leadership and integrity.

Chief of Staff

Responsibilities

·         Liaising closely with the Governor to ensure the overall smooth running of the office;
·         Managing the Governor’s and Deputy Governor’s diary;
·         Providing guidance in implementing the Office of the Governor’s agenda;
·         Protecting the interests of the Governor;
·         Control access to the Office of the Governor and the Governor;
·         Manage communications and information flow from the Office of the Governor;
·         Assist the Governor implement his agenda;
Liaise with the Advisors/Personal Assistants to the Governor and the Deputy Governor in the implementation of their mandates;
·         Have oversight over the functions of the Governor’s Residence Comptroller as directed by the Governor;
·         Proactively manage risks and issues and escalate to the Governor as required;
·         Act as central contact point for all areas within the Office of the Governor;
·         Coordinating the Governor’s contacts and visits in liaison with relevant departments; and
·         Any other duties that may be allocated by the Governor and Deputy Governor.

Qualification

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration will be an added advantage.
·         KCSE Grade C+ and above.
·         Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than 10 years in administration and management.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on leadership and integrity.
·         Be computer literate.

Messenger

Responsibilities

·         Cleaning offices;
·         Maintaining general cleanliness around the offices by collection and disposal of litter;
·         Ensuring proper sanitation;
·         Moving or carrying office equipment and furniture;
·         Dispatching letters and files;
·         Preparing tea; and
·         Any other duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications

·         Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (plain) from the Kenya National Examination Council; and
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on leadership and integrity.
How to Apply
Written applications enclosing current Curriculum Vitae, Copies of academic and professional certificates, ID card and clearance from the various institutions as listed below should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:
The Secretary/CEO,
Makueni County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 49 – 90300,
MAKUENI.
Or delivered by hand at the reception desk at Makueni County Public Service Board Offices located past Makueni Girls, Opposite Wote Technical Training Institute.
All the applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board, on or before 5th October 2017.
NOTE:
All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following Institutions;
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original National Identity cards, Certificates and Testimonials at the interview.

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