Senior Principal Corporate Communications Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya - Office of the Data Protection Commissioner


Job Description: An officer at this level will be deployed to head the Corporate Communication Division and will be expected to develop and implement plans and strategies in relation to Media and Public Relations, Customer Communications, Crisis Communications and Internal Communications.

The Officer will also coordinate public engagement activities for the Office of Data Protection Commissioner and will be responsible to the Deputy Data Commissioner, Corporate Services.

Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. Basic salary                                 KShs. 183,570 - 248,014 PM
  2. House Allowance                          Kshs.  50,000 PM
  3. Commuter Allowance                   Kshs. 16,000 PM
  4. Leave Allowance                          Kshs.  20,000 PA
  5. Annual Leave                              30 working days PA
  6. Medical Cover and other allowances As provided by the ODPC
  7. Terms of service                       Permanent and pensionable
Job Specification: Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  2. Six (6) years’ experience in a related field, three (3) of which must be in a managerial position;
  3. Bachelor’s degree in either Media Studies, Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design, Advertising or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized and accredited institution;


         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a post graduate diploma in either Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism,             Public Relations or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized and accredited institution;

       iv. Master’s degree in either Media Studies, Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Administration or                 any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized and accredited institution will be an added advantage;

       v.Membership to relevant and recognized professional body;

       vi.Certificate in Management Course from a recognized Institution;

       vii.Graphics design skills are an added advantage;

       viii.Proficiency in computer applications; and

       ix.Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance.

 Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  1. Spearhead the Development, review and implementation of Corporate Communications policies, strategies and procedures;
  2. Coordinate gathering, packaging and dissemination of information on programs, significant events in a specific area and the impact on customers;
  3. Oversee the Management of ODPC media platforms;
  4. Coordinate media/ public relation services;
  5. Promote public awareness of ODPC programmes through development, publication and dissemination of Information, Education and Communication materials;
  6. Coordinate the management of executive events with a view of securing ODPC profiling moments;
  7. Lead in stakeholder’s management with a view of promoting public engagements;
  8. Supervise the preparation of timely media supplements, appearances, documentaries, press releases and features;
  9. Provide advisory services on matters related to Corporate Communication; and
  10. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Data Commissioner, Corporate Services.

Core Competencies

The following core competencies and skills will be required

  1. Leadership skills;
  2. Management skills;
  3. Presentation skills;
  4. Communications and Negotiation skills;
  5. Resource mobilization and management capabilities;
  6. Analytical skills;
  7. Decision making capabilities;
  8. People and Knowledge management
  9. Creativity and innovativeness.
Grade:ODPC 3
No Sought: 1
Advert Ref: V/NO 36/2022
Recruiment:ODPC OCTOBER 2022
Close Date: 26/10/2022  
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