2 Sep 2014

Senior Hansard Editor Job Vacancy

The County Assembly Service Board of Narok wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following position:

Senior Hansard Editor
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring timely and accurate transcript of the assembly;
  • Undertaking independent verbatim reporting of the county assembly proceedings and those of relevant committees/functions within or outside the assembly
  • In charge of Hansard Reporters, from whom the Officer will be receiving transcripts and sound recordings
  • Drafting duty schedules for hansard reporters
  • Preparing transcripts for editing
  • Sorting and checking transcripts from junior officers and amending as necessary for conformity with acceptable Legislative style
  • Approving transcripts for printing and
  • Assisting in classification, custody, archiving, retrieval and cross-checking of documents against references

Requirements for Appointment

  • Minimum of three (3) years work experience as a Hansard Reporter I, OR
  • Three (3) years’ experience in publishing in the public sector or in a newspaper with national circulation
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics majoring in English and or Kiswahili, or a Bachelors degree in Communication/Journalism with good credit passes in English and Kiswahili or
  • Post graduate diploma in journalism/ mass communication from a recognized university
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable management and organizational skills; and sound knowledge of media, and communication ability
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of the Legislative Standing Orders and Functional roles of legislative Committees
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications

How to Apply
Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit application in own handwriting, accompanied by 2 pages Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.

Preferential Criteria during Selection
Suitably qualified applicants will enjoy preferential treatment in the order below:

  • Applicants serving in positions at the County Assembly on the basis of secondment during the transition period;
  • Applicants serving in the Executive arm of the County Government of Narok
  • Applicants serving in the public service in the republic of Kenya
  • Applicants who are resident in Narok County
  • Applicants from the rest of the Country

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All Applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and on the top left corner on the envelope and be addressed to;

The Secretary,
County Assembly Service Board
County Assembly of Narok
P.O Box 19 – 20500,

Or; be hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of County Assembly located at the premises of the County Assembly of Narok (Formerly County Council of Narok), so as to reach him not later than Thursday 2nd October, 2014 at 5.00pm.

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