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16 May 2022

Full-Time Jobs at Ministry of Health (15 Positions)

Ministry of Health – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

Vision A Healthy, productive and globally competitive nation Mission To build a progressive, responsive and sustainable health care system for accelerated attainment of the highest standard of health to all Kenyans Goal

Medical Specialist (Anaestheologist) (4 Positions)

JOB AND APPOINTMENT SPECIFICATIONS

For appointment to this grade; a candidate must:

  • Have served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist.
  • A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree froma university recognized in Kenya;
  • A Master’s degree in the disciplines of Anaesthesia;
  • A certificate of registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • A valid Practicing licence from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • A certificate in Strategic Leadership Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated professional competency and managerial capability as reflectedinwork performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level shall be responsible to the Deputy Director of Medical Services. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of
  • specialization including; Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Anaesthesia, PublicHealth or other specialties;
  • Coordinating medical emergency response and clinical care;
  • Coordinate training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • Managing health stores including essential medicines and/or plant and equipment;
  • Developing intervention activities or programs for the management of diseases and conditions developing Medical Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs) andprotocols;
  • Developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • Managing health information system and carrying out health surveys andresearch;and
  • Monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services. Remuneration Package Consolidated package for this position

Remuneration Package Consolidated package for this position is- Ksh. 130,000/PM

Radiographers (15 Positions)

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a:

  • Diploma in any of the following fields; Diagnostic Radiography/Medical ImagingSciences, Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Digital Medical imaging equipment or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (plain) inEnglish/Kiswahili, Biology/ Biological Sciences or Physics/ Physical Sciences andC- (minus) in Mathematics; and

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities An officer at this level will be deployedtotakecharge of an X-ray department at County and Sub County Hospital
Specific duties will involve:

  • provision of Medical Imaging Services; carryingout medical imaging examinations, processing, verifying and maintaininginformation related to patients, caring for and counselling patient andtheirrelatives before, during and after examinations.
  • In addition, the officer will be ensuring safety and maintenance of medical imaging/therapeutic equipment and their accessories; establishing andmaintaining quality Assurance Programs in the department; requisitionandmaintaining records of Radiographic and other imaging materials; ensuringradiation safety within the health facility and guiding and supervisingstaff.

Requirements for Appointment For appointment to this grade, anofficer must have: – 

  • served in the grade of Radiographer or in a comparable andrelevant position in for at least for three (3) years;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance andresults.
  • Personal Qualities In addition to the above requirements, anofficer must have the following qualities:
    • Ability to get onwell with the diverse workforce
    • Good knowledge in the professional field of specialisation
    • Good communicationskills
    • Ability to take instructions
    • Good organisational and supervisory skills Core Skills
    • Team playing skills
    • Accuracy
    • Care for resources
    • Manual dexterity
    • Execution of instructions
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Analytical skills Records Management skills

Consolidated package for this position is- Ksh. 75,000/PM

Accounting Assistant

Job And Appointment Specifications for Project Accounting Assistant

  • The main role of the accounting assistants will be to support the ProjectAccountant by performing clerical tasks.
  • This including processing and recording transactions, preparing reports andbudgets, fact checking, filing, and other duties, as needed.
  • Understand basic accounting principles and proficient with computers andsoftware, such as MS Excel.
  • Should be trustworthy, efficient, and organized.

Key Responsibilities of the Assistant Project Accountant include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation, Review and filing of payroll and payroll documents including Payslipgeneration and statutory deductions submissions to the respective bodies (NHIF, NSSF, PAYE, HELB) monthly for all the contracted project staff
  • Liaising with Project Accountants in on all the financial matters.
  • Collecting and consolidating the financial statements from the project onquarterlybasis.
  • Prepare periodic statements of expenditure (SOE) reports and fund replenishmentrequests, carefully checking and inspecting all supporting documents.
  • In collaboration with Project implementing entities, to prepare quarterlyandannual financial reports in the standard format(s) included in annex I on Financial Management Procedures.
  • In consultation PM and Project Accountant, to oversee the establishment andproper maintenance of accounts system in all the counties in accordance withthePFM and financial regulations and procedures of the NT.
  • Support the PMT in the facilitation of internal and external financial audits at thecounties
  • Other project-related responsibilities as may be assigned by the Project Manager.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures and familiarity with finance regulations
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to spot numerical errors with hands-onexperience with MS Excel
  • Organization skills, Good Communication skills, fluency in required in Englishandgreat interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information.
  • Minimum of CPA Bachelor’s degree in a relevant accounting field is anaddedadvantage.
  • Previous engagement with a World Bank Project is an added advantage. Reporting/Delivery Schedule

Remuneration Package

  • Consolidated package for the Project Account Assistants will be Ksh 75,000payablemonthly upon meeting the deliverables outlined in the terms of reference

Procurement Assistant

Job And Appointment Specifications 

  • The procurement assistants will support the Project procurement by performingtasksallocated to him.
  • This includes processing and recording transactions, preparing reports and records, factchecking, filing, and other duties, as needed. Must understand basic procurement principles and proficient with computers andsoftware, such as MS Excel. Should be trustworthy, efficient, and organized.

Key Responsibilities

  • The procurement assistant will be responsible for stores and stock control, marketsurveys, assist in preparation of annual procurement plans and supplychainmanagement reports.
  • The procurement assistant will be responsible for issuing and receiving of stores, preparation and maintenance of records and stock taking and reconciliation.
  • Conduct quarterly stock taking and preparation of reports.
  • Record keeping of procurement files and any other duty as assigned by the ProjectProcurement officer.

Qualification and experience

  • A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C- (minus).
  • Diploma in Purchasing band Supplies management.
  • Must be registered with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
  • Good report writing and analytical skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision. Reporting/Delivery Schedule
  • The procurement assistant will report to the Project Procurement officer andshall beassigned duties.

Remuneration Package: Consolidated package for the Project procurement Assistants will be Ksh 50,000 payablemonthly upon meeting the deliverables outlined in the terms of reference.

NPHLS Medical Laboratory Officers (5 Positions)

Specifications for Laboratory Officers/ Technologists. 

Laboratory Technologists/officers will be responsible for managing specimen andcarryingout testing in any laboratory located within the National public Health Reference Laboratories. The officers will report directly to the managers in respective laboratories.

Minimum requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelor of Science/Diploma in a medical laboratory scienc
  • Sufficient knowledge on molecular testing procedures, analysis and interpretation
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution
  • Previous attachment, internship or employment in a molecular biology laboratoryconducting PCR, ELIZA and related tests is an added advantag
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical laboratory technicians and technologists board(KMLTTB).
  • Possession of a valid practicing license from KMLTTB
  • Basic skills in trouble shooting equipment failures
  • Knowledge in data management software such as ODK, Epicollect, LIMs andotherdigital platforms are an added advantage

Key Responsibilities

  • Reception and preparation of sample for testing and their digital indexingintorelevant data base
  • To develop, curate and maintain hardcopy and digital databases relatedtosampletesting and archival of primary samples and biological materials generatedinthelaboratories through testing
  • To Analyse clinical specimen
  • To manage and supervise removal and destruction of laboratory wastes
  • To validate, Interpret and collate results using established algorithms and the transmitthese results for rely the patient and to the National data centre
  • To carry out internal/external Quality Controls
  • To keep an inventory of laboratory reagent and materials needs, use and requests.
  • Development, improvement and updating laboratory Standard Operating Proceduresrelated to data management
  • Do any other duty assigned by the laboratory head

NPHLS Clinical officer

Job And Appointment Specifications 

The Ministry of Health is seeking to recruit 1 Clinical officer to be deployedinanylaboratory located within the National public Health Reference Laboratories. The officers will report directly to the managers in respective laboratories.

Scope of work

The clinical Officers will take the lead in responding to all medical cases andberesponsible for secondary screening and recommending referrals for COVID-19response.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in responding to all medical emergencies and Public HealthEmergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) within the NPHL
  • Take the lead in undertaking secondary screenings.
  • Follow up on patient progress after referral.
  • Perform general medical duties such as taking history, examining patients, orderingtests and interpreting laboratory results for disease diagnosis, isolationand treatment
  • Performing routine medical and minor surgical procedures
  • Keep record of all cases seen. Qualifications and experience

The Clinical officer must meet the following requirements

  • Have a diploma in Clinical Medicine or Bachelor degree Clinical Medicine
  • Must be registered by the Clinical Officers Council
  • Holder of a valid practising License from Clinical Officers Council
  • At least 2 years working experience in clinical medicine
  • Knowledge of Infection, Prevention and Control in health facilities
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health systems on COVID19 is anaddedadvantage
  • Good report writing and analytical skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

NPHLS Nursing Officers (3 Positions)

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to medical emergencies within the Laboratories
  • Offer first aid services.
  • Carry out travel vaccination.
  • Facilitate patient referral to hospital.
  • Facilitate medical evacuations. Take stock of medical emergency supplies.
  • Carry out health education.
  • Facilitate patient referral to other hospitals for further diagnosis
  • Ensure that medical equipment is well calibrated and functional andundertakesecondary screening in the absence of a clinician

Qualifications and experience

The Nursing officer must meet the following requirements

  • Have a diploma in nursing or Bachelor degree in nursing
  • Must be registered by the Nursing Council
  • Holder of a valid practicing License from Nursing Council
  • At least 2 years working experience in Nursing
  • Knowledge of Infection, Prevention and Control in health facilities
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health systems on COVID19 is anaddedadvantage
  • Good report writing and analytical skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

NPHLS Public Health Officers

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out primary screening, referral of suspect cases to a clinician for secondaryscreening which will lead to referral to hospital for further screening or release
  • Participate in writing of COVID-1attestation letters for truckers whoseresultsindicate negativity
  • Supervise disinfection of all trucks whose crew are found to be COVID-19positive
  • Facilitate medical evacuations to quarantine and isolation facilities.
  • Implement instructions from HOD on domestic and international diseasedynamics.
  • Undertake disinfection, disinfection and derating (vector and vermin control)
  • Liaise with County rapid response teams to pick confirmed cases and conduct incontact tracing within the labs
  • Carryout community health education including to other actors within NPHRL
  • Participate in prosecution of offenders of the law.
  • Conduct Sanitary audits of NPHL environment, conveyances and buildings.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

Qualifications and experience

The Public Health Officer must meet the following requirements

  • Have a diploma or Bachelor degree in Environmental Health Sciences or in Public Health
  • Must be registered by the Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTC)
  • Holder of a valid practising License from the Public Health Officers andTechnicians Council (PHOTC)
  • At least years working experience in Public Health
  • Knowledge of Infection, Prevention and Control in work places
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health systems on COVID1is anaddedadvantage
  • Good report writing and analytical skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Nurses (60 Positions)

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade of Registered Nurse a candidate must:

  • Be in possession of at least the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSMean Grade C with at least a C in Biology, English or Kiswahili and a C- inanyother two (2) Science Subjects; and
  • Have successfully completed a here (3) years pre-service training at KenyaMedical Training College or at any other recognized training institutionandhave been awarded the Kenya Registered Nurse, or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse Diploma or Kenya Registered Midwifery.
  • Be Registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Be in possession of a valid practicing license;

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work at this level will be of limited scope and complexity and will be carriedoutunder the guidance of a senior officer.
  • Provision, Supervision and planning or nursing care of patients in isolationunits that may be based in Health Centres, school or colleges convertedintoan isolation and treatment facility;
  • Assess patients’ admission needs for nursing services;
  • Verify and maintain information relating to patients’ admissions;
  • Keep records of drugs and other supplies; and
  • Guide, supervise and counsel staff and perform routine clinical duties

Nutritionists and Dietetic Technologist (5)

For appointment to the position of Nutrition and Dietetic Technologist, acandidate must have:

  • Be in possession of at least the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSMean Grade C with at least a C in Biology, English or Kiswahili anda C- in any other two (2) Science Subjects; and
  • Diploma in Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition or NutritionandDietetics from a recognized institution.
  • Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing nutrition programmers
  • Providing nutrition services in isolation facilities
  • Conducting nutrition assessments
  • Collecting and compiling nutrition data
  • Providing nutrition health education and demonstrations;
  • Counselling of patients with specific nutritional needs;
  • Monitoring preparation of therapeutic feeds;
  • Implementing outpatient and inpatient supplementary and therapeuticfeeding programs;
  • Promoting maternal, infant and young children feeding programs; andj) Providing micronutrient supplementation.

Physiotherapists (7 Positions)

Requirements for this appointment

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education -K.C.S.E., grade C or above or its equivalentwith passes in the relevant subjects.
  •  Diploma in physiotherapy from a recognized institution
  • Certificate of registration from the physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK)
  • Current certificate of practice from Physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing physiotherapy services to patients in isolation facilities
  • Assessing patients’ needs including rehabilitation
  • Colleting, Verifying and maintaining information related to patients
  • Screening, assessing and providing therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy as per the patients/clients formulatedtreatment plan
  • Preparing periodic reports

Clinical Officers (13 Positions)

Key Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in responding to all medical emergencies and Public HealthEmergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) within the NMS.
  • Take the lead in undertaking secondary screening.
  • Recommend and oversee medical referrals after secondary screening
  • Oversee medical evacuations.
  • Follow up on patient progress after referral.
  • Perform general medical duties such as taking history, examining patients, ordering tests and interpreting laboratory results for disease diagnosis, isolationand treatment
  • Performing routine medical and minor surgical procedures, and keep record of all cases seen

Qualifications and experience

The Clinical officer must meet the following requirements

  • Have a diploma in Clinical Medicine or Bachelor degree Clinical Medicine
  • Must be registered by the Clinical Officers Council
  • Holder of a valid practising License from Clinical Officers Council
  • At least 2 years working experience in clinical medicine
  • Knowledge of Infection, Prevention and Control in health facilities

Public Health Officers ( Port Health Services) (80 Positions)

Key Responsibilities

  • Be deployed at Points of Entry to enforce Kenyan laws and international travel requirements under supervision of a Port Health Officer
  • Carry out primary screening at Points of Entry, referral of suspect cases toaclinician for secondary screening which will lead to referral to hospital for further screening or release
  • Participate in writing of COVID-19 attestation letters for truckers whose results indicate negativity
  • Issuance and validation of travel documents including COVID-19 attestationletters
  • Supervise disinfection of all trucks whose crew are found to be COVID-19positive
  • Facilitate medical evacuations to quarantine and isolation facilities. Implement instructions from Port Health Officer on domestic and international
  • disease dynamics. Undertake disinfection, disinfection and derating (vector and vermin control)
  • Liaise with County rapid response teams to pick confirmed cases at points of entry and conduct in contact tracing within the point of entry
  • Facilitation of medical examination of food handlers.
  • Food quality assurance through sampling.

Qualifications and experience

The Public Health Officer must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a diploma or Bachelor degree in Environmental Health Sciences or inPublic Health
  • Must be registered by the Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTC)
  • Holder of a valid practising License from the Public Health Officers andTechnicians Council (PHOTC)
  • At least 2 years working experience in Public Health
  • Knowledge of Infection, Prevention and Control in work places
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health systems on COVID 19 is anaddedadvantage
  • Good report writing and analytical skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Counselling Psychologists

Key responsibilities

The Psychologists officers in health will:

  • Conduct psychological assessment and diagnosis of clients.
  • Provision of pre and post-test counselling tailored to COVID 19.
  • Provide Psychological first aid (PFA) and other appropriate psychological interventions to different target audiences: (People in quarantine, Persons withCOVID 19 & their families, Health care workers & frontline workers includingresponse teams, Persons in recovery, Survivors of Gender Based Violence, Personsin prisons, Families of the bereaved, General public)
  • Develop treatment plans and possible referrals.
  • Follow up on client progress.
  • Provide continuous psychoeducation to clients, families and caregivers.
  • Clinical supervision for mental health service providers.
  • Rehabilitation & reintegration of persons in recovery.
  • Take part in mandatory training by the MOH on COVID-19 and the frameworkfor response in Kenya. The Psychologists will also be expected to take part incontextualized PFA training (to the current epidemic), to refreshtheirunderstanding of any previous training that they may have had on PFA.  Be on call to deliver MHPSS interventions as requested and dictated by thedutyrota.
  • Be part of a Quarantine Centre team, headed by both a lead andClinical supervisor.
  • Prepare daily reports of their activities, in a format that will be given tothembythe MHPSS Committee.

Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate for the Psychologists officers in health will have the following;

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either medical psychology, health psychology or anyotherrelevant and equivalent qualification in a health-related field froma recognizedinstitution.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience as a psychologist

Nutritionists to High-Risk Counties and National Hospital (20 Positons)

For appointment to the position of Nutrition candidate must have:

  • Be in possession of at least the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSMean Grade C with at least a C in Biology, English or Kiswahili anda C- in any other two (2) Science Subjects; and
  • Diploma in Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition or Nutritionand Dietetics from a recognized institution.
  • Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing nutrition programmers
  • Providing nutrition services in isolation facilities
  • Conducting nutrition assessments
  • Collecting and compiling nutrition data
  • Providing nutrition health education and demonstrations;
  • Counselling of patients with specific nutritional needs;
  • Monitoring preparation of therapeutic feeds;
  • Implementing outpatient and inpatient supplementary and therapeuticfeeding programs;
  • Promoting maternal, infant and young children feeding programs; andj) Providing micronutrient supplementation.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are required to send their applications and relevant attachments to the Ministry’s Email: cherproject@health.go.ke. so as to reach the Ministry on or before 26 th May, 2022 at 10.00 am.

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