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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 (2000 Bed capacity) teaching and referral hospital in the East & Central African region.

The hospital’s vision is to be “a world class referral hospital in the provision of innovative and specialized healthcare”, with a mission to “provide accessible specialized quality healthcare, facilitate medical training, research, and 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.

The Job Position

Job Ref: KNH/HR/CEO/01/2011/R01
Job title: Chief Executive Officer, KNH

Salary Package: Highly attractive Salary package commensurate with competencies will be offered to the successful candidate

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 be responsible for the following:-

  • To provide 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.
  • To formulate 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 the needed transformational leadership of KNH to cope with citizens expectations in line with the new 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 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.
Key Qualifications and Competencies
  • The candidate aspiring for the post of Chief Executive Officer shall have a postgraduate degree (Masters or Doctorate) in Business ,Finance, Economics 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
  • Proficiency in Computer packages
  • 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 Sector Financial Management and Service Regulations
  • Public Procurement and Disposals Act 2005
  • Policy development and formulation
  • Quality assurance within the hospital context
  • Analytical / project evaluation
  • People management and empowerment
  • Human resource planning & strategies
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • The ability to transform the hospital
  • Client orientation and customer care
Personal attributes
  • Willingness to work under changing and difficult circumstances
  • Driven by a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Client focused organizational development strategies
  • Good background in turn around and change management
The successful candidate will be engaged on a 3 [three] year contract renewable subject to acceptable performance.

Method of Application

Suitably qualified candidates should submit ten [10] copies of their applications together with updated curriculum vitae, certified true copies of certificates and current remuneration pay slips.

Provide day time telephone contacts and names of three referees [one of whom must be the 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 be disqualified automatically.

Applications should be forwarded to the following address not later than 29th April 2011

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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