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Government Jobs in Kenya – NHIF

Our client, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), is a state corporation mandated to provide accessible, affordable, sustainable and quality social health insurance through effective and efficient utilization of resources in order to achieve universal health coverage. 

The Fund’s vision is to be a world class social health insurance scheme.

NHIF is currently implementing a new organization structure and seeks to recruit result oriented individuals with vision and creativity to fill the following position:

Director, Corporate Services 
1 Post

Ref: GA/ES/2015/4

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Corporate Services will provide strategic leadership in the development of appropriate structures, policies and programs that attract and retain quality talent, ensure robust information communication technology and quality service delivery. 

The holder of the office will oversee the Human Resource function, the Management Information System and Administrative Services to ensure efficient and effective execution of the Fund’s mandate.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the development of appropriate structures, policy and programs that attract a continuous supply of quality talent to implement the NHIF corporate strategy and business transactions;
  • Promote a high performance culture that rewards productivity, creativity and innovation across NHIF;
  • Oversee the installation and functioning of effective Management Information System and processes for real-time access, processing and availability of data and information to facilitate decision making at NHIF service delivery points;
  • Institute measures to promote ethical practices and a culture of transparency in the procurement and deployment of goods and services;
  • Liaise with security agents to install surveillance and security systems to guarantee the safety and security of lives and property throughout NHIF facilities;
  • Implement enterprise risk management policies and business continuity plans to facilitate proactive response to threats of business and operational risks;
  • Guide, coach and supervise direct reportees to ensure high performance, discipline and team spirit and effective succession planning;
  • Participate in meetings of Stakeholders, Management and Board as necessary;
  • Prepare and present performance reports.
Qualifications
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Business administration or other related field.
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or related field.
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in a related field is an added advantage.
Experience
  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in Corporate Services, Human Resource Management with Five (5) years at managerial level.
Skills and Competencies
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook and access.
  • Knowledge of Government Performance Contracting Process.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to drive change and innovation.
Director, Strategy, Planning and Marketing
1 Post

Ref: GA/ES/2015/3

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Strategy, Planning and Marketing will provide strategic leadership and champion integrated corporate planning and strategy development to ensure alignment of activities to NHIF mandate and Vision 2030 goals. 


The holder of this office will be responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Fund’s strategy, performance management and the corporate brand.
Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead and coordinate the development of the Fund’s national health insurance corporate strategy and implementation of programmes and projects in liaison and partnership with all Stakeholders, Management and Board;
  • Lead and guide the process of analysing key performance indicators for the formulation of departmental plans, programs and activities aligned to NHIF Mission and Government priorities;
  • Oversee the performance contracting process in liaison with the Ministry of Health and represent the Fund in the annual evaluations;
  • Guide the development of integrated marketing communications and public relations plans and strategies and monitor marketing events for impact;
  • Provide guidelines on the establishment, analysis, storage and reporting of vital statistics on the Fund’s performance in core mandate of registration, revenue collection and claims settlement;
  • Initiate and roll out effective communication of corporate strategies, policies and programmes to NHIF staff in liaison with departmental heads for buy-in and implementation;
  • Spearhead the design of suitable tools for research and the reporting format of analysed data to facilitate decision making;
  • Plan and coordinate the roll out of public education and awareness programmes to increase visibility of NHIF activities and available health insurance benefits to citizens;
  • Guide, coach and supervise direct reportees to ensure high performance, discipline and team spirit and effective succession planning;
  • Participate in meetings of Stakeholders, Management and Board as necessary;
  • Prepare and present performance reports.
Qualifications
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Economics, Strategic Management or other related field.
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Strategic Management or other business related field.
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in Project Management is an added advantage.
Experience
  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in Strategy and Planning Management with five (5) years at senior management level.
Skills and Competencies
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of Government Performance Contracting Process.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook and access.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to drive change and innovation.

Director, Finance and Investments 
1 Post

Ref: GA/ES/2015/2

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance and Investment will provide strategic leadership in financial management, accounting and investments. 


The holder of the office will be responsible for the overall financial performance of the fund by developing and implementing sound financial policies, systems, procedures and internal controls in compliance with Statutory Regulations and International Accounting Standards.
Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement sound financial policies, systems, procedures and internal controls in compliance with Statutory Regulations and International Accounting Standards;
  • Lead and coordinate the annual budgeting process, monitor cash flow and oversee the Fund’s financial performance against the budget and operational requirements;
  • Oversee working capital management including credit control to ensure optimal application of the Fund’s resources;
  • Provide guidelines on investment portfolio allocations and monitor performance for optimum returns;
  • Oversee the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and the day to day accounting processes for efficiency and allocation of transactions to proper accounts and projects;
  • Maintain liaison with relevant Government departments for necessary consultation on financial matters to ensure the Fund’s compliance with statutory regulation and professional requirements;
  • Oversee timely and accurate bank reconciliations for all the Fund’s accounts;
  • Guide, coach and supervise direct reportees to ensure high performance, discipline and team spirit and effective succession planning;
  • Participate in meetings of Stakeholders, Management and Board as necessary;
  • Prepare and present performance reports.
Qualifications
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant field.
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other relevant field.
Professional Qualifications
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or ACCA (UK).
  • An active member of ICPAK.
Experience
  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in Finance Management, with five (5) years at senior management level.
Skills and Competencies
  • Conversant with ERP.
  • Analytical mind with strong data analysis skills.
  • Budget development and oversight experience.
  • Practical Knowledge of tax and other compliance requirements of state corporations.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook and access.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of Government Contract Management.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • A strategic thinker.

Director, Operations and Quality Assurance
1 Post

Ref: GA/ES/2015/1

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Operations and Quality Assurance will provide strategic leadership and champion international best practices in the operations, quality and competitiveness of NHIF health insurance schemes. 


The holder of the position will be in charge of field operations of the Fund.
Key Responsibilities


  • Develop sound business strategies and monitor action plans for achieving organizational goals, departmental mandate, objectives and performance targets in member registration, collection and processing of claims;
  • Establish and review operating structures, policies, systems and procedures to foster efficient member and customer service;
  • Lead sustained Stakeholder engagement to review the quality and competitiveness of NHIF health insurance schemes and benchmark continual improvement of existing benefits and services for client satisfaction;
  • Develop and review standards for accreditation of Health facilities;
  • Monitor internal business processes and service delivery for strategic and operational risks and in liaison with relevant actors institute mitigation measures to ensure compliance to the NHIF Act and related legislation;
  • Oversee branch operations to ensure deepening of citizen’s participation in health insurance and reduction of the uninsured;
  • Develop a comprehensive partnership strategy with health providers to facilitate access to services by different market segments;
  • Guide, coach and supervise direct reportees to ensure high performance, discipline and team spirit and effective succession planning;
  • Participate in meetings of Stakeholders, Management and Board as necessary;
  • Prepare and present performance reports.
Qualifications
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant field.
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or other relevant field.
Professional Qualifications
  • Holder of Diploma in a related field.
Experience
  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in management with five (5) years at senior management level.
Skills and Competencies
  • Strategic leadership and expertise in health insurance schemes.
  • Ability to relate at senior levels with Partners/Stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook and access.
  • Negotiations skills.
  • Analytical mind with strong data analysis skills.
  • Ability to drive change and innovation.
The Candidates
 
Candidates applying for the roles should be holders of at least a relevant Master’s degree with the requisite working experience.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate integrity and strategic thinking, be results oriented, be creative and innovative and committed to NHIF’s vision, mission and core values.

All shortlisted candidates must meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. In this regard, the candidates should obtain clearance certificates from:
  1. Kenya Revenue Authority.
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commissions.
  3. Criminal Investigation Department.
  4. Higher Education Loans Board.
  5. A Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply
 
If your background and competencies match the specification for this position, please write in confidence, quoting the position reference in your application letter and attach your curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees 

to careers@goaladvisory.com 

or send by post or hand deliver to:

The Director,
Goal Advisory (A) Ltd
1st Floor, Centro House,
Ring Road, Westlands,
P O Box 14426-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Your application should reach us by 6th March 2015.

While applying, please quote the title and reference of the position applying for and include day and evening telephone numbers.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


NHIF is an equal opportunity employer.

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