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Director, Foreign Service/minister/consul-general

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of ten (10) years and currently serving in the grade of
Assistant Director of Foreign Service /Minister/Consul-General CSG 7 and above or
in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service, regional or
international organizations;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in International Studies, International Relations, Law, Economics
or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters degree in either International Studies, International Relations, Law,
Economics, or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya
(iv) demonstrated outstanding professional competence, effective leadership, managerial
and administrative skills;
(v) possess effective negotiation, analytical and communication skills; and
(vi) a clear understanding of Kenya’s foreign policy and other national policies, objectives
and strategies.

Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be based either at the headquarters or in a mission where
he/she will form part of the management. Specific duties and responsibilities will
include:-
Headquarters
An officer at this level will head a department and will be responsible to the Political and
Diplomatic Secretary for providing policy, technical and administrative guidance.
Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
(i) participating in the formulation, implementation and reviewing of Kenya’s foreign
policy;
(ii) attending high level meetings and conferences;
(iii) articulating and defending Kenya’s foreign policy;
(iv) formulating Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on bilateral and
international instruments, meeting and conferences;
(v) advising and guiding the missions falling under the department on matters
relating to Kenya’s foreign policy;
(vi) coordinating the implementation of reports received from bilateral and
international conferences and meetings as well as those from the Kenyan Mission;
(vii) networking with inter-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions
accredited to Kenya;
(viii) participating in development of the Foreign Service Institute’s training programs;
(ix) maintaining a database on vacancies in international and inter-governmental
organizations and facilitating employment of Kenya nationals; and
(x) recommending appropriate policy interventions in response to emerging
international events and trends.
Missions:
An officer at this level may be deployed as Head of Chancery or Consul-General
responsible for overseeing the running of the Missions. Specific duties and responsibilities
will include:-
(i) supervising the work of a mission;
(ii) designing and implementing marketing strategies for Kenya’s products and
services;
(iii) projecting, promoting and defending Kenya’s foreign policy;
(iv) participating in the formulation of Kenya’s position in relation to negotiations on
bilateral and international instruments, meetings and conferences;
(v) prioritizing and making recommendations on the Mission’s acquisition of assets
and properties;
(vi) coordinating the analysis of political and economic developments in the host
country and supervising the preparation of appropriate reports;
(vii) facilitating acquisition of assets and properties;
(viii) preparing detailed, analytical and regular reports on the activities of the mission;
and
(ix) supervising the organization of programmes for Kenyan dignitaries.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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