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Director, Governor’s Press Unit (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities
The officer shall head the Governors press unit. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Provide leadership for the Governor’s press unit;
  • Identifying Government events in a specific sectoral area that require packaging for dissemination to the media andthe public;
  • Preparing and organizing for Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted;
  • Gathering Information on policies, programmes, significant events and how they impact on customers anddisseminating the same to the public/media;
  • Ensuring proper projection of corporate image of the organization;
  • Carrying out research based on both local and international press on possible causes of negative publicity on Government and developing appropriate interventions;
  • Ensuring proper use of finances, stores, equipment’s; and
  • Supervision, guidance, training and development of staff. 

Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Have served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Public Communication Job Group (Q) or in a comparable andrelevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;


  • Have 15 years’ experience in Communication, five (5) of which shall be in a senior management position;
  • Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from arecognized University/Institution;
  • Have a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, PublicRelations, Journalism, Information Science, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalentqualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Possess advanced computer application skills;
  • Be a person of integrity, motivated and a team player;
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in information service; and
  • Meet requirements of chapter six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity

Assistant Principal Intelligence Officer

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct all internal investigations and liaise with National Investigation Agencies for referral;
  • Proactive and timely Brief His Excellency Governor on County Intelligence matters;
  • Investigate, collate, correlate, evaluate, interpret, disseminate and store information which is relevant to the performance of the County Government;
  • Detect and investigate all suspected fraudulent transactions within the County Government of Kakamega;
  • Gather, collate, collect analyze and transmit or share information with His Excellency the Governor and relevant departments at the County Government;
  • Advance to all county official functions that are presided by His Excellency the Governor and advise accordingly prior to the governors visit;
  • Advise His Excellence Governor and the County Government of any security threat to the county;
  • Take steps to protect the security interests of the county whether social, economical or political;
  • Provide background checks information on persons to be appointed by the County Government;
  • Liaise with National Security Agencies and other security agencies in the county;
  • Regulate, in- cooperation with any county department or agency the flow of security intelligence between the servicer and the county government;
  • Safeguard information systems and processes within the county departments or agencies;
  • Support and aid law enforcement agencies in detecting and preventing serious crimes and other threats to thecounty government;
  • Make recommendations to the security and enforcement on policies concerning security at the county;
  • Make recommendations to the governor and cabinet executive member responsible to the matter relating tothe county government and need measure be taken by the county departments; and
  • Perform any other duties and tasks that might be assigned from time to time. Requirements for Appointment

For Appointment to this grade one MUST have;

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Diploma in criminology, sociology, security management or any other related social science field from a recognized institution in Kenya;
  • Served in the grade of Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer Job Group ‘M’ or comparable position in the Police Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;


  • Have 10 years’ working experience in investigations and intelligence in Public Service;
  • Have undergone police basic training course, paramilitary course or military course with a certificate not lastingless than nine months;
  • Have a certificate in Senior Management Course not lasting less than four (4)weeks from Kenya School ofgovernment;
  • Have a certificate and be conversant with computer applications and cyber-crime detection;
  • Have a certificate and knowledge in instrumentation and machine control;
  • Have a certificate in security and surveillance end user training;
  • Skills in foreign and native language will be an added advantage;` x. Have ability to work in a competitive and multi- ethic environment ;
  • Have good judgmental and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to meet strict timelines and competitive tasks, reports effectively;
  • Posses’ skills and knowledge in covert assignments ; and
  • Certify the requirements of chapter six (6) of Kenyan constitution 2010

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

  • All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the on-line form.
  • ALL Serving Officers in the Public Service, MUST clearly indicate on the on-line form: – The Officer’s Payroll Number;
  • Date of first appointment;
  • Date of last promotion to the current grade; and
  • Substantive designation and Job Group. 
  • During interviews, shortlisted candidates will be required to produce the following original documents: – National
  • Identity Card; Academic and Professional Certificates; current payslip and letter of appointment/promotion to the current grade where applicable. 4. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer and women, persons living with
  • Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. 


  • All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website, fill the Application
  • Form and submit it ONLINE on or before 2nd June, 2023 at 11.59 P.M. N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to the Board’s official email i.e. will be accepted.
  • Applicants are advised to provide accurate information when making applications, those who give false information regarding their credentials and qualifications will be automatically disqualified.

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