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Assistant Director, Corporate Communications

Job Description

  • Providing leadership in the Corporate Communication Division;
  • Overseeing the implementation and compliance to Quality Management System, performance contract and strategic plan targets;
  • Coordinating the preparation of Division’s annual budget;
  • Preparing, monitoring and implementing of annual work-plans and reports in the Division;
  • Overseeing, reviewing and developing of comprehensive public affairs and communications policies and strategies;
  • Overseeing internal and external corporate communications;
  • Advising the Council on the best media practices;
  • Identifying and coordinating significant events and programmes;
  • Overseeing, designing, innovating and recommending corporate materials for building Council’s brand;
  • Coordinating the Council’s public functions;
  • Coordinating reviewing of the Council’s corporate image and crisis communication;
  • Developing appropriate public feedback mechanisms;
  • Coordinating Council’s advertising and publicity;
  • Ensuring maintenance of all public affairs and communications records and photographs;
  • Managing and nurturing relations with critical stakeholders.

Job Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • At least ten (10) years cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which should have served at a Management level;
  • Masters’ Degree in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors’ degree in either of the following disciplines: Journalism, Mass Communication or Public Relations from a recognized institution;
  • OR Bachelors’ degree in any of the Social Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in any of the following: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Registered member of a professional body;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution for successful candidate.

Key competencies, skills and attitudes

  • Integrity
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player

Records Management Assistant 

Job Specifications

This is the entry level for diploma holders. The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Participating in the implementation of records management policies and procedures;
  • Providing support in the security of files and information;
  • Providing support in the handling of documents, pending correspondences and bring ups;
  • Participating in disposal schedules in accordance with relevant government laws and regulations;
  • Providing support in classifying and indexing of records;
  • Providing support in mail management;
  • Participating in maintaining, verifying and evaluating existing records management systems.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Diploma in Records Management, Information Management, Information Science, Library Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies, skills, and attitudes

  • Integrity;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Public Relations skills;
  • Communication skills;
  • Interpersonal skill

Method of Application

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


Interested and suitably qualified candidates should download and fill the Application of Employment Form KNEC.2A (REVISED 2018 – External Applicants) OR Application of Employment Form KNEC.2B (REVISED 2018 – Internal Applicants), application letter with enclosed certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees.

The application letter and the attached credentials should reach undersigned on or before 21st August, 2023:

The Chief Executive Officer

The Kenya National Examinations Council

New Mitihani Hse, South C

P.O. Box 73598 – 00200



  • Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
  • KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with disabilities and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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