Kenyatta National Hospital Senior Principal Public Health Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta National Hospital Senior Principal Public Health Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director, Health Care Quality in the provision of public health services in the Hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in formulation of Hospital and National Health Policies;

  • Oversee compliance with the relevant Public Health Laws that provides for guidance, standards and regulation of Public Health Services;

  • Formulate, interpret and review policies relating to Public Health Services in conformity with the established Public Health Laws;

  • Domesticate and ensure compliance with Public Health Services standards, guidelines and ethics;

  • Evaluate Public Health activities to ensure quality services;

  • Co-ordinate bio-medical research and OSHE audit to inform policies;

  • Plan and budget to ensuring prudent management of Public Health resources;

  • Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure conformity with Hospital guidelines and regulations;

  • Plan and manage capacity development including guiding, training, mentoring & coaching of staff;

  • Informing and advising the Director, Health Care Quality on matters that influence and impact Public Health performance;

  • Participating in curriculum development and review of training programs in line with Public Health guidelines majoring on emerging hospital needs;

  • Providing technical and professional guidance to team members and management as required;

  • Overseeing deployment of staff to ensure uninterrupted service delivery as envisaged in the service delivery charter;

  • Participating in identifying staffing gaps and recruitment process;

  • Coordinating tender processes including specification, evaluation, inspection & acceptance for Public Health assets/equipment;

  • Participating in multi-disciplinary Hospital Committees;

  • Participating in performance management and capacity development;

  • Participating in drafting of Hospital and National Policy papers;

  • Participating in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan;

  • Facilitating in development of Public Health programmes with an aim of improving services and optimizing public experience;

    Qualification and Experience

    a) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Environmental Health, Public Health, Epidemiology and Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Environmental Health Science, Public Health from
    a recognized institution.

  • Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years with a minimum of three (3) years as a Principal Public Health Officer or a comparable position in a recognised institution.

  • Certificate of Registration with a relevant professional body.

  • Proficiency in Computer Application

  • Leadership/Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants who meet the requirements are requested to download and fill the application form available on KNH Website The application form together with a detailed C.V listing the qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or before 26th September, 2022 to the address below:-

    The Chief Executive Officer

    Kenyatta National Hospital

    P.O Box 20723-00202


    “Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.


    1. Kenyatta National Hospital Does Not charge Any Fees for application

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    3. Successful candidate will be required to submit the document listed below to comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,2010: –

  • A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service

  • EACC Clearance

  • Credit Reference Bureau Clearance

  • HELB Compliance

  • KRA Tax Compliance

    Members of the public are informed that Kenyatta National Hospital, Human Resource Division will contact the shortlisted applicants and candidates through Telephone number 0780433080 only.

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