• Career Opportunities at Kenyatta National Hospital - 11 Positions

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    KNH has turned 115 years and it had its Centenary Celebration in 2001. The Hospital was built to fulfill the role of being a National Referral and Teaching Hospital, as well as to provide medical research environment. Established in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40, KNH became a State Corporation in 1987 with a Board of Management and is at the apex of the referral system in the Health Sector in Kenya. It covers an area of 45.7 hectares and within the KNH complex are College of Health Sciences (University of Nairobi); the Kenya Medical Training College; Kenya Medical Research Institute and National Laboratory Service (Ministry of Health). KNH has 50 wards, 22out-patient clinics, 24 theaters (16 specialized) and Accident & Emergency Department. Out of the total bed capacity of 1800, 209 beds are for the Private Wing.

    Grants Management Officer


    The Grants Management Officer I will be responsible to the Deputy Director, Affiliation & Institutional Development for identifying and developing strategies to optimize the grants administration process.

    • Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization.
    • Directly involve in grant writing by coordinating with grant coordinators.
    • Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record.
    • Implementing grants according to the operational and financial needs of the hospital.
    • Supervising the fund raising team to ensure proper coordination. department in accordance with project requirement.Monitoring resource mobilized projects and generating r
    • Preparing financial or budget plans in liaison with financeeports.
    • Maintaining records of all funds received and providing monthly updates.
    • Monitoring interventions and programs funded by donors to ensure compliance with donor guidelines.
    • Assisting in evaluating the financial administration of donor programs.
    • Overseeing the preparation and timely submission of grant applications and amendments.


    • Degree in Business Administration from a recognized university. Possession of CPA (K) will be an added advantage.
    • At least three (3) years experience in a related field.
    • Demonstrate experience in writing grant proposals and reports to both Government and Private funding sources.
    • Experience in interpreting requests for proposals reporting cycles and funding guidelines.
    • Experience in coordinating grant development teams.
    • Experience in developing and monitoring budgets.
    • Proficiency in Computer applications from a recognized institution.
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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    Marketing & Communication Officer


    Job Responsibilities

    • Participating in preparing resource mobilization campaign strategies.
    • Nurturing and enriching all external perceptions of the Hospital and growth to gain public good will.
    • Ensuring all the Hospital needs are communicated in a strategic manner.
    • Profiling the prospect companies in consultation with the Resource Mobilization Manager.
    • Preparing, planning and designing the resource mobilization publicity material to maximize brand promotion
    • Managing and constantly updating the website with the projects progress status and emerging needs of the hospital
    • Ensuring availability of souvenirs to be used to acknowledge and appreciate the partners
    • Participating in the development of marketing and communication policy and relevant standard operating procedures
    • Preparing and presenting quarterly reports to the Deputy Director, Affiliation and Institutional development


    • A Bachelors degree in Marketing. MBA will be an added advantage.
    • At least three (3) years experience in Marketing.
    • Proven track record in delivering successful marketing campaigns.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in Computer applications from a recognized institution.
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with a sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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    Medical Engineering Technologist


    Job Description

    The Deputy Chief Medical Engineering Technologist will be responsible to the Chief Medical Engineering Technologist (Engineer) for the efficient management and control of the Biomedical Engineering Department.

    • Undertaking health technology assessments.
    • Installing, maintaining and repairing high technology medical equipment/plant and furniture.
    • Supervising installations and commissioning/decommissioning of high technology medical equipment and plants.
    • Supervising medical engineering works.
    • Preparing planned preventive maintenance schedule.
    • Ensuring quality of medical equipment in terms of performance and safety.
    • Providing specifications on procurement of appropriate medical equipment.
    • Maintaining and disseminating information on medical engineering services.
    • Training users on use and maintenance of medical equipment.


    • Bachelors Degree in Biomedical or its accepted equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the position of Chief Medical Engineering Technologist or equivalent position in a large organization.
    • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Registered by a regulatory body or have a certificate of competence from the
    • Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya (AMEK) or any other relevant body.
    • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

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    Medical Officer - 6 positions


    Job Description

    The Medical Officer I will be responsible to the Head, CCU for provision of quality health care services to clients.

    • Providing quality emergency medical care service.
    • Managing a wide range of medical and health care services.
    • Providing health education and control measures for preventable diseases and injuries.
    • Carrying out and implementing research projects in collaboration with medical specialists.
    • Ensuring efficient and effective management of resources.
    • Providing formal and informal training to other health personnel.


    • A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBchB) degree from a recognized university.
    • A current practicing license from the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
    • A current retention certificate by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
    • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) will be an added advantage.
    • At least one (1) year post registration experience in a NHIF accredited health facility.
    • Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution.
    • This position is on a three (3) year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance.

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    Medical Specialists (Gastorentology)


    Job Responsibilities

    • Performing clinical procedures and making decisions on patients’ management in the area of specialization.
    • Conducting regular Ward Rounds.
    • Responding to consultations from other clinical specialties.
    • Conducting specialist out-patient clinics.
    • Participating in assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
    • Participating in research, teaching and supervising the performance of both medical and non-medical staff as well as post-graduate students.
    • Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
    • Participating in Administrative activities of the department.
    • Participating in delivery of hospital strategic plan and performance contract.


    • Masters Degree in Medicine (Mmed) from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
    • At least one sub-specialization or interest in Gastroentology.
    • Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
    • Specialist Recognition and retention Certificate from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board of Kenya.
    • Evidence of research and at least two (2) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.
    • Certificate in computer operations from a recognized institution.


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    Liaison Officer I


    Job Description

    The Liaison Officer I will be responsible to the Resource Mobilization Manager for the co-ordination of resource mobilization activities in the Hospital.


    • Deputizing Resource Mobilization Manager.
    • Participating in partnership establishment and collaborations on behalf of the Hospital.
    • Marketing the hospital programmes and project including Kenyatta Prime Care
    • Center especially building corporate clients for the hospital.
    • Identifying funding opportunities for the hospital.
    • Advising the unit on clinical/nursing aspects during establishment of structures or infrastructures within the hospital.
    • Developing communication and marketing initiatives both internal and external.
    • Performing any other responsibilities as determined and deemed necessary by Management.


    • A Bachelors degree from a recognized university .
    • Post graduate degree in either Communication, Marketing, Project Management.
    • Possession of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) will be an added advantage
    • At least three (3) years of experience in related field.
    • Knowledge and competence in project/programme activities and funding processes.
    • Have significant experience in working with corporate bodies and networking.
    • Proficiency in computer application from a recognized institution.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Experience in Project development, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

    Method of Application

    Those interested in applying for the declared vacancies and meet the job specifications are required to apply online and MUST submit a hard copy of the Hospital application form available in the website with copies of certificates and testimonials on or before 5pm on 17th October 2017 to the address below:

    The Chief Executive Officer Kenyatta National Hospital P.O Box 20723-00202 NAIROBI

    “Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”. Please visit our website www.knh.or.ke for full profile of all the advertised positions and the Hospital application form and also the link to apply online.

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-

    • A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
    • EACC Clearance
    • Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
    • HELB Compliance
    • KRA Tax Compliance

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