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Position Head of Public Affairs and Communication in the Judiciary
Job Reference Number9/2019
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Contractual, Three (3) years renewable once subject to satisfactory performance
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered12-Feb-2019
Opening Date of Advert12-Feb-2019
Closing Date of Advert5-Mar-2019

-For appointment to the position of Head of Public Affairs and Communication, an applicant must possess the following qualifications:
- 1. A first degree in Communication or related field from a recognised institution
- 2. A Master’s degree in Communication or related field will be added advantage.
- 3. Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya.
- 4. Minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant work experience in communications, with at least five (5) in a management position in a comparable position in a reputable organization
Duties and Responsibilities
-1. Provide leadership in the formulation of institutional Communication Policy and Strategy.
- 2. Spearhead the validation, adoption, production and wide dissemination of the Judiciary Communication Policy and Strategy.
- 3. Track institutional adherence to Communication Policy and Strategy and advise as appropriate.
- 4. Take charge of collating a regular online information portal, to keep internal & external stakeholders abreast with happenings in the Judiciary. Promote free subscription by the public, media and stakeholders.
- 5. Act as Communication Liaison Officer for all Judiciary Special Committees established to enhance access to justice in specified areas. Prepare and oversee execution of their communication plans.
- 6. Identify and draft proposals for donor funding.
- 7. Organize regular meetings with key internal and external stakeholders’ to review the organization’s communication performance and strategize on emerging issues
- 8. Oversee timely execution of policy utterances issued by the Judiciary Executives during public forums
- 9. Develop research proposals for communication matters, and commission research as appropriate (e.g. Judiciary media coverage; Public education or awareness about specific matters; Review of effectiveness of communication campaigns etc)
- 10. Prepare, update and share Judiciary’s Annual Calendar of events with a view to streamlining planning, participation and communication
- 11. Oversee branding and production of promotional merchandize to raise visibility of the Judiciary brand
- 12. Champion wide publicity and visibility of Judiciary
- 13. Compile special and routine management and government reports
- 14. In charge of the unit’s day-to-day operations and administration, Develop, execute and review digital communication strategies
- 15. Liaise with Executive Offices and facilitate communication support on emerging issues
- 16. Ensure client queries and feedback collected from media, digital, and other channels is responded to or referred promptly. Promote the ethos of a customer-centric institution.
- 17. Monitor, advise management and respond to reputational attacks on the Judiciary, with a view to safeguarding the institution’s image
- 18. Make presentations to Judicial officers, staff and stakeholders on communication matters
- 19. Create profiling opportunities, vet, route and manage Executives and Judicial officers’ media and related engagement
- 20. Media mapping: Develop and constantly update database of all key media (including vernacular media) and liaising with them as appropriate.
- 21. Establish and oversee a continuous media training programme (across the country) on Judiciary’s special initiatives, emerging issues and administration of justice
- 22. Stakeholder mapping: Link internal champions with key institutional target audiences. Create dialogue and follow-up opportunities to propel Judiciary’s Transformation agenda
- 23. Compile regular reports on news media coverage of the Judiciary, (analyzing the length, tone, key issues etc.) and outlining PAC’s interventions and proposals, for the Judiciary’s management and JSC
- 24. Manage corporate gifting : institutional memorabilia and gifts for high profile corporate guests
- 25. Administer, track, and alternately sign off unit’s budget and procurement commitments.
- 26. Serve in management committees.
- 27. Take charge of unit’s team building and welfare issues.
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are asked to make their applications by:-
-(1) Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:- (a) A letter of application, (b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including financial contribution to political party
-parties (if any) and criminal record, professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment, (c) Applicant’s three (3) recent coloured passport size photographs, (d) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts. (e) Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain current clearance certificates from the following bodies:- • Kenya Revenue Authority, • Higher Education Loans Board, • Directorate of Criminal Investigation, • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau.
- (2) Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form JSC 2 for non-public officers or JSC 2A for public officers which can be downloaded from www.judiciary.go.ke (downloads) and to attach all the documents cited in item No. 1 (a to e)above. TO: THE SECRETARY JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI E-mail: jscsecretariat@jsc.go.ke Commission Secretariat: Reinsurance Plaza. TaifaRoad, Podium Floor so as to reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 5TH MARCH, 2019 AT 5.00 P.M. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.