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Assistant Director, Foreign Service/ Counsellor 1 Job Vacancies at Public Service Commission

  • Experience Required:3 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • 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

V/NO. 120 /2023
Salary Scale: Ksh.90,200 – Ksh.124.630 p.m. (CSG 7)
House Allowance: Ksh.16,800 -Ksh.45,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.12,000 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 Senior Foreign
services/Counsellor II, CSG 8 or in a comparable and relevant position in the
wider public service;
(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, effective leadership and managerial and administrative skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed as a section head. Specific duties and
responsibilities include:
(i) undertaking research on emerging international events and recommending
appropriate policy interventions;
(ii) tracking vacancies in the international and intergovernmental organizations;
(iii) maintaining an appropriate database and facilitating employment of Kenya
(iv) participating in bilateral and international conference and meeting;
(v) drafting report and identifying areas of implementation;
(vi) networking with Ministries/State Departments, Intergovernmental
organizations and diplomatic missions accredited to Kenya;
(vii) coordinating provision of consular and protocol services.
(viii) analyzing and initiating implementation of recommendations contained in
reports from bilateral and international conferences and meetings as well as those
from Kenyan Missions and supervising; and
(ix) coordinating and supervising staff in the Section.
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 at the mission;
(ii) monitoring and analyzing political and economic developments in the host
country and drafting appropriate reports;
(iii) coordinating trade cultural and other events to promote Kenya;
(iv) networking with members of the diplomatic corps, officials of the host
government and media representative;
(v) drafting appropriate responses to media reports on Kenya;
(vi) coordinating official functions and programmes for Kenyan dignitaries;
(vii) preparing briefs, statements and diplomatic notes and messages;
(viii) coordinating preparation of performance targets development of annual work
(ix) prioritizing acquisition of assets and properties for the mission and developing
an appropriate database; and
(x) preparation of annual budget for the mission and performance reporting and

Skills Required

Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills

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