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  • Posted: Oct 13, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and KAKAMEGA County to the North. It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. Vihiga County has five Constituencies; Luanda, Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga. The County’s population stands at 612,000.
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    County Coordinator Disease Surveillance & Response



    Duties and Responsibilities.

    • Provide leadership for disease surveillance and response through building linkages and putting in place strategies and interventions aimed at preventing and controlling diseases especially those of public health importance.
    • Coordinate capacity building of Human resource at all levels , of the county health care system than include CHV, CHEWs and other HCWs including the county diseases outbreak management teams for their adequate participation in general disease preventing and control activities.
    • Developing a disaster and epidemic preparedness and response capacity including development of early warning system in the county and sub-counties.
    • Monitoring and evaluating public health activities/projects/programmes aimed at disease surveillance and response.
    • Water and food analysis audit and prescribing mitigations against the possible related diseases.
    • Periodic reports to the head of the division.
    • Perform any other related duties when required to do so from time to time.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or its equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
    • Training in epidemiology is desirable.
    • Must be registered with the relevant regulatory body with active and valid practicing license.
    • Must have demonstrated leadership and good performance in the previous assignments
    • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution is an added advantage
    • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution is an added advantage

    All applicants Must fulfill Chapter six of the constitution requirement

    Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to these positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and other recognized CBAs as applicable.

    Terms of Service: All the above posts shall be on a three (3) year contract term renewable based on satisfactory performance.

    “Vihiga County is an Equal opportunity employer”

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates to the undersigned.
    Key responsibilities and job specifications for the above positions are available on the official County websites

    All application from interested and qualified candidates should be submitted on or before 26th day of October 2020

    Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    P.O BOX 880-50300

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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