Deputy Director General for Health at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) – May 2024

Deputy Director General for Health

Duties and Responsibilities 
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • Coordinating the development, implementation, review, monitoring and dissemination of policies, strategies, legislations, guidelines, frameworks, norms, tools, regulations, plans and standards on medical services;
  • Providing technical advice on medical services to the Principal Secretary in consultation with the Director General for Health;
  • Facilitating relevant Interagency Coordinating Committees’ (ICCs) and Technical Working Groups (TWGs)/ Committee of Experts in medical services;
  • Coordinating identification of health resource gaps and priorities in medical services and mobilizing resources;
  • Spearheading Business Process Re-engineering in medical services;
  • Validating reports and other information related to medical services;
  • Coordinating the prevention and control non-communicable diseases into Kenya;
  • Promoting mental health and wellness within Kenya;
  • Facilitating health research and investigations in connection with the prevention or treatment of human diseases;
  • Overseeing preparation and publication of reports and statistical or other information relative to the medical services;
  • Assist the Director General for health in technical supervision of the directorates;
  • Coordinating monitoring and evaluating performance of the Directorates;
  • Overseeing planning and budgeting for the Directorates; and
  • Spearheading capacity building and managing performance of the Directorates.

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

  • Served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which must have been at the grade of Deputy Director, Medical Services CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • A Bachelors degree in Medicine & Surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Clinical Medicine/Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Nursing or any other equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:   Public Health, Medicine or any other health related field from a university  recognized in Kenya;
  • Registration and licensing by a recognized regulatory body as applicable;
  • Membership to a relevant professional body where applicable;
  • A certificate in a Leadership Course from a recognized institution;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution;
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competencies in work performance and results; and
  • Exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of medical services.

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