Kirinyaga County Chief Officer Medical Services - Public Health and Sanitation Jobs in Kenya

Kirinyaga County Chief Officer Medical Services - Public Health and Sanitation Jobs in Kenya


Duties and Responsibilities

  • General administration and coordination of the Health Services Department

  • Create awareness and drive processes for Promotive and Preventive health care through linkages with other Departments;

  • Licensing and control of undertakings that sell food to the public;

  • Manage county ambulance services;

  • Create a Health Policy guided by needs assessment to provide targeted medical care;

  • Design strategies to achieve health care to National and International Standards;

  • Design sustainable Civic Education towards Healthy Living;

  • Develop and implement a drug management system in hospitals up to dispensaries to track distribution and accountability;

  • Create awareness and support enrolment into the NHIF scheme by all County residents with a subsidized health care program for the aged and the vulnerable;

  • Provide needy communities with rehabilitation services;

  • Ensure retention of qualified medical practitioners in all health facilities within the County;

  • Ensure adequate provision of medical supplies and diagnostic equipment;

  • Manage public cemeteries, funeral parlours, and crematoria;

  • Promote national values and policies of governance within the county public service

  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of human resources management initiatives including human resource planning and performance management in the department;

  • Oversee development and implementation of strategies and county sector development plans for the department;

  • Formulate and implement effective program plans to attain Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals and other relevant county goals;

  • Oversee development projects, computerization and other programs in the sector’s annual workplan and budgets;

  • Create linkages and networks with internal and external stakeholders to propagate sector development goals and by extension county objectives;

  • Entrench principles of good governance as captured in Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;

  • Supervise activities of the department and other cross-cutting human resource issues across other departments;

  • Participate in policy development committees to formulate public service and administration policies that will enable the county to be compliant to relevant legislation;

  • Ensure the resources allocated to the department are efficiently utilized to enable the department to achieve its goals and prevent misuse of funds;

  • Provide technical advice to the county executive to ensure the county adopts
    the best practices in
    public sector human resource management;

  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.

  • Be a holder of a first degree in any of the following areas: Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Environmental Heath, Community
    Health, Nutrition or in a closely related area;

  • A holder of a first degree or master’s degree in Medicine and Surgery.

  • (M.B,Ch.B.), Dental Surgery (BDS), Pharmacy (B Pharm), Public Health or its equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, Pharmacy and Poisons Board, any statutory bodies regulating delivery of health and sanitation services will have an added advantage;

  • Ability to integrate health service delivery and planning to promote sustainable health care; and.

  • Ability to programme Civic Education in promotive and preventive health care that will profoundly reduce the cost of curative health in the long run.

  • Have vast knowledge and experience of not less than 10 years in the relevant field, 5 years of which should be in a management position.

  • Have demonstrated thorough understanding of County Development objectives, Sustainable Development Goals and Vision 2030.

  • Be results oriented and a strategic thinker.

  • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

  • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.

  • Be computer literate.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kirinyaga County Chief Officer Medical Services - Public Health and Sanitation Jobs in Kenya



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