KEMRI Director General Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Director General Jobs in Kenya


Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities for the Director General/Chief Executive Officer will entail:-

  • Provide strategic leadership in accordance with the mandate of KEMRI;

  • Official spokesperson of the organization and responsible for stakeholder management and the enhancement of the corporate image of the organization;

  • Responsible for the execution and communication of the Board’s strategies, decision and policies;

  • Manage the budget of the Institute and ensure that its funds are properly expended and accounted for;

  • The Principal executor of all KEMRI contracts;

  • Ensure Development and implementation of an effective performance management system;

  • Provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Board of Directors on key technical, financial and administrative matters;

  • Ensure that the organization has effective management structure including succession plan;

  • Provide leadership and vision to the organization by assisting the Board of Directors and staff with the development of the Strategic Plan, budgets and annual work plans;

  • Manage the day to day affairs and transactions of the Board of Directors and coordinating the operations and administrative functions of the Institute;

  • Lead, oversee and ensure the implementation in the Institute, of applicable Research standards in Kenya;

  • Oversee the activities of the Institute’s resources and ensure they are optimally utilized and fully accounted for in line with existing laws and regulations;

  • Provide Guidance and spearhead research activities in the Institute in line with the best research practices globally;

  • Foster and maintain a conducive work environment, and enhance corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate governance; and

  • Maintain effective collaboration and partnerships with organs of Government and Government agencies, county Governments, international organizations,
    private sector,
    non-governmental organizations and other Stakeholders.

    Person Specifications

    The requirements for appointment to this position, a candidate must have:-

  • Bachelors Degree in a health related field, finance or audit, business management, economics, law or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;

  • Masters Degree in a health-related field, finance or audit, business management, economics, law or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;

  • At least ten (10) years working experience in a senior management position in either the private or public sector;

  • PhD Degree in a health-related field, finance or audit, business management, economics, law or any other relevant field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;

  • Research experience in medical or related field for at least ten (10) years will be an added advantage;

  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key Skills and Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Strategic and innovative thinking;

  • Ability to mobilize resources;

  • Financial management and budgeting;

  • Analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Proficiency in IT applications;

  • Strong leadership skills; and

  • Negotiation skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Director General Jobs in Kenya


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