Principal, Health Administrative Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital

Application Ends: April 3, 2023

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Job Description

Job Purpose

An officer at this level be responsible to the Manager, Health Administrative Services in provision of administrative services in the hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation of administrative policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Monitor departmental income and expenditure;
  • Coordinate maintenance of building and equipments;
  • Manage the inventory of assets;
  • Manage contracts for maintenance services by outside vendors and ensuring compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Prepare Annual Operational Plans and budgets for presentation to the management;
  • Ensure quality standards and procedures are followed;
  • Implement performance management initiatives in the department;
  • Ensure safe custody and efficient use of hospital resources;
  • Identify training and development gaps and implement interventions;
  • Provide administrative support to all departments within the Hospital;
  • Promote the Hospital Occupational Health and Safety initiatives;
  • Providing secretariat services to Hospital Committees;
  • Negotiating and setting performance targets for the staff reporting directly;
  • Ensuring security & safety of patients and staff;
  • Participating in policy formulations and implementation;
  • Ensuring timely payment of bills for common services;
  • Coordinating common services in the Hospital;
  • Projection of departmental training needs;
  • Ensuring timely procurement of the departmental requirements;
  • Making requisitions for appropriate office furniture and equipment;

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in either; Health Management, Hospital Administration, Hospital Planning, Public Health, Health Economics and Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following Social Sciences: Government, Anthropology, Sociology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Health Economics, Health Management, Hospital Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Leadership/ course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognised institution.
  • Membership with relevant Professional Body
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Working experience of minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work with at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.

Method of Application

Interested applicants who meet the requirements are requested to download and fill the application form. The application form together with a detailed C.V listing the qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or before 3rd April, 2023   to the address below:-

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