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  • Posted: Oct 13, 2020
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    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 Tb Leprosy and Lung Diseases Program Coordinator

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Planning and budgeting for TB, Leprosy and Kung diseases activities in collaboration with the sub-county TB, Leprosy Coordinators.
    • Initiating, plan and implement various training programmes for the county and sub-county level health care staff in collaboration with the NTLLD unit.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of TB, Leprosy and Lung disease activities carried out at the county and plan for targeted control interventions.
    • initiating and participating in operational research
    • Advocating for best practice in TB, Leprosy and Lund disease management among doctors and other health care workers in the county, NGO, Private Health services and the community.
    • Collate, analyze and validate, TB, Leprosy and Lung disease reports and share with the relevant stakeholders.
    • cooperating/ coordinating with other programmes at the county level
    • Coordinating CTLCS and SCTLC clinic and supervision schedule and forward to the head of the division.
    • Organize TB/HIV technical groups meeting and activities.
    • Resource mobilisation for TB, Leprosy and Lung disease activities within the sub-county
    • Convening and coordinating stakeholders activities.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
    • Specialization TB Leprosy and Lung Diseases 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.

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    Director Water & Sanitation

    Job Description

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP “R”

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for the following;

    • Developing, Implementing and Evaluating strategic plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other Departments and stakeholders.
    • Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of Water supply and sewerage infrastructure.
    • Overseeing the construction of Water and Sewerage works undertaken directly or by contractors.
    • Planning and supervising the programs and activities.
    • Organizing, directing, controlling and the co-coordinating the functions of the department.
    • Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in the department in line with the County goals and objectives.
    • Developing appropriate County departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Division.
    • Handling administrative, Human Resource and asset management issues.
    • Overseeing preparation of annual work plan and financial budgets. Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
    • Co-coordinating production, documentation, and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
    • Providing advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
    • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.


    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must;

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen
    • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Water engineering or Civil Engineering or any other relevant field from a recognized university in Kenya
    • A Master’s degree in the relevant field.
    • Be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya as an Engineer.
    • Have current valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
    • Be a member of the institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than seven (7) years in a senior Public Service or the Private sector.
    • Demonstrate a high degree in professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Demonstrate general administrative ability required for direction, control, and implementation of water and sewerage engineering programs and projects;
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County Development objectives and vision 2030.
    • Be conversant with Policy formulation and implementation
    • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

    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.

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    County Coordinator Of ‘Boresha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto’– (Ottichilo Care Program)

    Job Description

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Reporting to the County Coordinator of Reproductive Health Services.
    Will essential be the Boresha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto ‘Ottichilo Care’ Focal Officer

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
    • Specialization in reproductive health and/or child health 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.

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    County Malaria Control Program Coordinator

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Coordination of all stakeholders and p0artners involved in malaria control in the County.
    • Planning for malaria control activities in the County based on the KNMS-2009-2017
    • Strengthening the capacity at the County levels in the implementation of malaria control activities.
    • Monitoring the strength of malaria morbidity and mortality within the County and coordinating timely and effective response to outbreaks of malaria.
    • Monitoring progress of implementation of all malaria control activities. Conduct quarterly malaria DQA in all facilities in the County.
    • Support supervision to sub-counties, health facilities ad implementation partners in the County.
    • Monthly progress report to, head of division and NMC based on appropriate template.
    • Ensure uninterrupted supply of anti-malarial commodities in consultation with County pharmacist and laboratory coordinator.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
    • Specialization in malaria case management 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”

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    County Health Education & Promotion Coordinator

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Reporting to the Head of Division Public Health Services

    Supervisory responsibility to:

    • Sub County Coordinators Health education and Health Promotion Services.
    • Overall supervision of Health education and Health Promotion Services in the county.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
    • Specialization in health education and/or health promotion 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.

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    County Community Health Services Coordinator

    JOB GROUP ‘N’– (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities;

    • Establishment of community health units (CUs) across the county that will provide health services for all the 5 cohorts and socio-economic groups, taking into account their health needs and priorities.
    • Building demand for services through improving community awareness and health seeking behaviours.
    • Building the capacities of the Human resource at the tier 1 that includes Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and Community Health Committees.
    • Monitoring and evaluating community health programmes /activities at tier 1 which includes putting in place mechanism for evidence based dialogue, community health action days, month and quarterly meetings, annual health summit and ensuring the reports for these activities are availed to the county health system.
    • Coordination, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of all the school heath activities as per the national comprehensive school health policy and guidelines.
    • 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 it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
    • Specialization in Community health development, epidemiology and any other relevant field is desirable.
    • Must have demonstrated leadership and good performance in the previous assignments
    • Must be registered with the relevant regulatory body with active and valid practicing license.
    • 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”

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    County Coordinator Disease Surveillance & Response

    Job Description

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    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”

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    County Coordinator Disease Surveillance & Response

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    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”

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    County Coordinator Emergency and Referral Services

    Job Description

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Duties and responsibilities.

    • To improve access to and utilization of referral service in Vihiga County.
    • To improve service providers capacity to offer services and appropriately refer at each level of the health care system.
    • To enhance the system’s ability to transfer clients, specimens, services and Client’s parameters between different levels of the health care system.
    • To improve performance monitoring of referral system to ensure efficient management of referral system across the county.
    • To develop and efficient and effective referral system that is accessible and responsive to all.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
    • Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya 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”

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    County Coordinator Expanded Programme On Immunisation (EPI)

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
    •  Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya with active and valid practicing license.
    • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution is an added advantage
    • Must have demonstrated leadership and good performance in the previous assignments
    • 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”

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    County Coordinator Non-Communicable Diseases

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    JOB GROUP ‘N’

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Provide technical guidance and support to NCDs prevention and control.
    • Offer support in building institutional capacity in prevention and management of NCDs.
    • Act as a link between the community and health facilities to ensure proper follow up of patients and defaulter tracing.
    • Ensure field supportive supervision of NCDs in all facilities is carried out, assess training needs and plan for capacity building of staff.
    • Ensure NCDs protocol and other IEC materials are available and followed in patient management.
    • Support coordination, partnership and multi-sectoral response to the prevention and management of NCDs
    • Submit periodic reports on NCDs activities and improve relevant indicators by ensuring data is utilized for decision-making.
    • Initiate development of proposals and budgets for NCDs activities and ensure efficient management of resources.
    • Any other relevant duties as assigned by Head of Division of Family Health.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must have served in Job Group M for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent
    • Must be a holder of a first degree in health sciences (Clinical Medicine/ Medicine/ Nursing).
    • Must be registered with relevant regulatory bodies 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 www.vihiga.go.ke.

    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.

    SECRETARY/CEO VIHIGA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
    P.O BOX 880-50300
    MARAGOLI.

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