County Government of Kakamega Director - Public Health Jobs in Kenya

County Government of Kakamega Director - Public Health Jobs in Kenya

Job summary:

  • The position exists to ensure that the Department of Health Services achieves its mandate through assisting the county Chief Officer, Health Services in formulating and implementing policies, regulations, guidelines, standards for an effective and efficient management of public and environmental health risk factors. He/she will be answerable to the County Chief Officer, Health Services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific Duties will entail: -

  • Provide leadership in service delivery in the following areas; Public Health, Reproductive Health, New-born, Child, and Adolescent Health, Vaccines and Immunization, Nutrition and Dietetics, Community Strategy, Disease Surveillance among others;

  • Ensure the Implementation and Compliance of Cap 242 Laws of Kenya and any other Legislations on Public Health;

  • Develop and implement policies, guidelines, Budgetary plans, strategies, programs, standards and procedures in the area of promotive, preventive and environmental health programmes.

  • Lead in the development and implementation of Strategic Plans as linked to Vision 2030 and Health Sector goals;

  • Ensure notification of infectious diseases and administration of Quarantine for infectious diseases;

  • Coordinate Preventive health programs including vector control, malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB;

  • Coordinate Public Health Research and Innovations;

  • Coordination of Health Partners and other Private Partnership (under Public Health);

  • Implement policy on safe management of healthcare waste;

  • Coordinate all public health and sanitation health services and projects within the County;

  • Monitoring and evaluation of public health projects and programmes to ensure that their delivery is within the required public health standard;

  • Provide technical advice on Public Health matters to both CECM and Chief Officer Health Services; and

  • Supervise the Development and management of public and private mortuaries, cemeteries and crematoria.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: -

  • Have served in the grade
    of Deputy Director, Public Health, Job Group CPSB 04 (“Q”) for a minimum period of three (3) years;

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in either Environmental Health or Public Health or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Possess a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Food Safety and Quality, Food Science and Technology, Community Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Promotion and Education, Solid Waste Management or Disaster Management from a recognized institution;

  • Must be registered and have a valid practicing license from Public Health and Technicians Council (PHOTC);

  • Have capacity to undertake multiple tasks within strict timelines;

  • Possess strategic and analytical skills with a deep understanding of the strategic and operational challenges of the health sector in the county and the country;

  • Have the ability to design and conduct operations, research, analyze and utilize research findings in planning activities to improve service delivery;

  • Possession of Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage; and

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the County Government’s mandate, health policies, vision, mission, as well as vision 2030.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; County Government of Kakamega Director - Public Health Jobs in Kenya

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