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Job Reference NumberJPIP3
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service -
Work Station Headquarters
Date registered03-Oct-2012
Opening Date of Advert3-Oct-2012
Closing Date of Advert18-Oct-2012

- The successful candidate will:
- (a) Have a first degree in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.
- (i) Have served as a Communications Officer or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three ( 3) years;
- (ii) A clear understanding of the working of the media and socio-political environment in Kenya;
- Core competencies
- In addition to the job-specific requirement given above all candidates must possess the following core competencies:- 1. Excellent planning and organizational skills;
- 2. Excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports;
- 3. Have strong leadership skills;
- 4. Have clear understanding of the role of the Judiciary in realizing the demands of the Constitution, Vision 2030 goals and other policy documents of Judiciary;
- 5. Have good Information Communication Technology skills for word processing, spread sheets, presentation, communication and reporting skills;
- 6. Have the ability to work under minimal supervision;
- 7. Should demonstrate a high degree of integrity, initiative, flexibility, judgment, and reliability;
- 8. Have proven capacity for intellectual and operational leadership,
- 9. Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The PRO will work under the supervision and direction of the Project Coordinator. The main purpose of communications is to ensure availability of information on implementation progress, accountability, values, and clarity on objectives and impacts of the project. PRO will involve a systematic collection and assessment of information related to the ongoing activities of the project, including getting feedback from people internally and externally and to generate information that will assist the Project Coordinator and the Technical Committee understand the general views of the stakeholders to enable them make rational decisions and accurate inward
-outward communications during implementation of the project.
- More specifically the PRO expert will carry out the following tasks:
- (i) Identify effective channels of dissemination of information products to relevant target audiences and supervise distribution;
- (ii) Provide technical support to the PMU and other project consultants in developing proper communication strategy while conducting different project activities (trainings, workshops, stakeholder consultations, arrangements of study tour, preparation of knowledge products, etc.);
- (iii) Advise the Project Coordinator on the needs for any communication and outreach activities;
- (iv) Support and provide guidance to the preparation of annual communication plans including budgets, planning, and implementation of campaigns;
- (v) Support in identifying success stories and other themes that can be used in communication campaigns and making the stakeholders understand the improvements the Judiciary is making in its performance improvements;
- (vi) Proofread and fine-tune texts and materials to make them understandable and interesting to the targeted audiences;
- (vii) Prepare information pamphlets for distribution to the general public to educate them on the roles and working relations with the Judiciary;
- (viii) Act as focal point for preparation and establishment of meetings, workshops and seminars.
Important Information
-The overall duration of the contracts will be thirty six (36) months renewable annually. The contract may be extended up to the end of the project life (approximately 60 months) subject to performance.
- Please note that these will be full-time positions and are planned to commence in January 2013.