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Deputy Director, Foreign Service/ Minister - Counsellor 1 Job Vacancy at Public Service Commission

  • Experience Required:3 Years
  • Total Positions:20
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Management
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: August 18, 2023
  • Last Date: September 5, 2023

Job Description

TWENTY (20) POSTS – V/NO. 119 /2023
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.102,860 – Ksh.172,350 p.m. (CSG 6)
House Allowance: Ksh.20,000 –Ksh.50,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16,000 p.m.
Leave Allowance: As provided in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days
Medical Cover: As provided by the Government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -
(i) served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Director,
Foreign Service/Counsellor I, CSG 7’;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: International Studies,
International Relations, Economics, Law or any other relevant discipline from a
University recognized in Kenya; and
(iii) demonstrated outstanding professional competence, effective leadership and
administrative skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed as the Deputy Head of Department. Specific
duties and responsibilities include:

(i) participating in the formulation analysis and interpretation of Kenya’s foreign
(ii) articulating and defending Kenya’s foreign policy;
(iii) formulating Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on bilateral and
international instruments, meetings and conference as well as those from
(iv) networking with the Ministries/State Departments, Inter–governmental
organizations and diplomatic missions accredited to Kenya;
(v) participating in the formulation of the foreign services Institute training
(vi) maintaining a database on vacancies in international and intergovernmental
(vii) facilitating employment of Kenya nationals;
(viii) participating in development of policy priorities and strategies for responding to
emerging international events and trends
(ix) coordinating provision of consular and protocol services; and
(x) implementing performance targets and annual work plans.
An officer at this level may be deployed as the Head of Chancery in a mission. Specific
duties and responsibilities include:
(i) providing administrative support services and financial oversight at the mission;
(ii) monitoring and analyzing political and economic developments in the host
country and preparing appropriate reports;
(iii) projecting, promoting, interpreting and defending Kenyas Foreign policy;
(iv) coordinating formulation of Kenyas position in relation to negotiations on
bilateral and International Instruments, meetings and conferences;
(v) coordinating trade cultural and other events to promote Kenya;
(vi) monitoring media reports and preparing appropriate responses;
(vii) organizing official functions and programmes for Kenya dignitaries;
(viii) coordinating provision of consular and protocol services and preparation of
briefs, statements and diplomatic notes and messages;
(ix) coordinating development of performance targets, annual work plans and annual
budget for the mission, performance reporting and appraisal; and
(x) prioritizing acquisition of assets and properties and maintenance of an
appropriate database.

Skills Required

Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills

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