Director, Health Management – Health Financing, Digital Health, Policy & Research at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) – May 2024

Director, Health Management – Health Financing, Digital Health, Policy & Research

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • Providing oversight on the development of legislation, regulations, policies, strategies, standards, guidelines related to digital health and telehealth, health informatics and innovation, health relations and research for health
  • Providing leadership in the establishment of the comprehensive and integrated health information system
  • Overseeing the process of determining specifications for digital health infrastructure including servers and databases
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of a health policy management system
  • Facilitating deployment of digital health solutions including electronic health records systems, telehealth, and m-health platforms
  • Spearheading the coordination of partners and stakeholders through the relevant Technical Working Group (TWG)
  • Overseeing the establishment and maintenance of the digital health exchange including the relevant registries
  • Facilitating the design, implementation, and evaluation of impact assessments for digital health to inform planning and policy
  • Overseeing the timely translation of findings from research and health data analyses to enhance evidence-informed decision-making and facilitate innovation
  • Spearheading health relations and partnership with relevant stakeholders health sector
  • Spearheading resource mobilization of digital health, informatics, policy, health relations, and research services
  • Creating a conducive environment for the provision of digital health, informatics, policy, health relations, and research services
  • Overseeing Business Process Re-engineering in digital health
  • Ensuring prudent utilization of resources in digital health

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  • Served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should 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 Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Records and Information Science, Epidemiology, Clinical Medicine/High National Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya
  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Health Informatics, Health Information Systems, Health Records and Information Science, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Statistics, Biostatistics, Health Systems, Digital Health, Data Science and Analytics, Health Economics, Computer Science, or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Registration and licensing by a recognized regulatory body as applicable
  • Membership to a relevant professional body where applicable
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative, and professional competencies in work performance and results
  • Exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to proper management of family health services function

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