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Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - KNH

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) was established in 1901 – Its mandate as stated in Legal Notice No.109 of 1987 is to provide specialized healthcare, facilitate training and research and participate in National Health Planning and Policy for the benefit of the nation and the region at large. 

KNH has grown from its humble beginnings since 1901 to become the largest (2,000 Bed capacity) teaching and referral hospital in the East and Central African region. 

The Hospital’s Vision is “to be a world class referral hospital in the provision of innovative and specialized healthcare”, and its mission is “to provide accessible specialized quality healthcare, facilitate
medical training, research, participate in national health planning and policy.
The KNH Board of Management invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with strong leadership and transformational qualities to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Board of Management, the Chief Executive Officer will be the Accounting Officer and Secretary to the Board, and will among other duties be responsible for the following:-
  • Provision of visionary leadership and direction to the organization and to ensure that hospital mandates and policies are implemented fully and effectively in line with the Strategic Plan.
  • Formulation of strategies and business plans, lead teams for high performance and innovation.
  • To ensure prudent management of resources for the achievement of the Hospital’s mandate and strategic objectives.
  • To ensure that the Hospital’s Strategic Plans are implemented timely, the Performance Contract objectives and targets are negotiated, achieved and reported in time and the Annual Operational Plans and budgets prepared and submitted in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • To oversee and direct the development and implementation of the Hospital’s strategic initiatives and capacity building in line with goals and aspirations of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the National Health Sector Strategic Plans.
  • To provide transformational leadership of KNH to cope with citizens expectations in line with the constitution of Kenya.
  • To initiate, establish, strengthen and oversee inter-institutional collaborations and Strategic partnerships for the realization of the Hospital’s mandate and strategic objectives.
  • To ensure that the Hospital’s staff remains motivated to discharge their responsibilities effectively and efficiently, and in compliance with human resource management policies and practices.
  • To establish and sustain effective relationships with the Board of Management, the Government, parent Ministry, and other stakeholders.
  • To promote a culture of compliance with regulations, statutory requirements, good corporate governance principles and best practices in the Hospital.
  • To perform any other responsibilities as determined and deemed necessary by the Board of Management, in line with the Hospital’s mandate.
Key Qualities and Competence
  • The candidate aspiring for the post of Chief Executive Officer shall have a postgraduate degree (Masters or Doctorate) in management discipline or other related field from a recognized University.
  • At least 10 years relevant work experience, 5 of which must be at senior level in a large organization.
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer proficient.
  • Must be an advocate for high quality healthcare standards.
  • Strategic Leadership and Health Systems Management (HSM) from a recognized training institution will be an added advantage.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Public Finance Management Act, 2012.
  • Policy development and formulation.
  • Quality assurance within a hospital context.
  • Analytical and project evaluation.
  • People management and empowerment.
  • Human resource planning and strategies.
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Conflict management.
  • Client orientation and customer care.
  • Demonstrated experience in turn around and change management.
Personal attributes
  • Willingness to work under changing and difficult circumstances.
  • Driven by a sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
  • Client focused organizational development strategies.
The successful candidate will be engaged on a three (3) year contract renewable subject to acceptable

Highly attractive Salary package commensurate with the competencies will be offered to the successful candidate.
Method of Application
Suitably qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of applications together with updated curriculum vitae, certified true copies of certificates and current remuneration pay slips. 

In addition, candidate must provide clearance certificates from Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission and a certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department. 

Provide day time telephone contacts and names of three (3) referees [one of whom must be current/last employer who should be in a position to attest to the positions held by the candidate in the organization and managerial abilities as well as moral character and integrity]. 

Applications submitted by facsimile/e-mails shall not be accepted.

Applications should be forwarded to the following address not later than Wednesday 31stJuly, 2013 

Quoting Ref No: KNH/BOM/CEO/2013 on the envelope.
Board of Management
Kenyatta National Hospital
Administration Block 1st Floor
P.O. Box 20723, 00202, 

NB: Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

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