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Head of Department (Paediatrics & Child Health)

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Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the Assistant Director-Medical Services, the Chief Paediatrician job exists to coordinate and provide paediatric services, coordinate paediatric surgery research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.

·         Plan for all paediatric services and resources in the paediatric unit of the hospital in collaboration with KU’s Paediatric Department, participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
·         Ensure and coordinate the implementation of the hospital’s strategic plan in the paediatric unit within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare frameworks.
·         Chair and act as the contact person in the paediatric unit’s clinical referral, research and training matters and in the hospital.
·         Participate in the recruitment processes for paediatricians in the hospital.
·         Coordinate and provide paediatric services and services delivery in the paediatric unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards of quality, quantity and compliance.
·         Coordinate paediatric referral services within and without the hospital according to the paediatric services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
·         Supervise paediatric staff together with their services, in the paediatric unit of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely paediatric services within the expected standards of quantity and quantity complying with the established ethics and regulations.
·         Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of paediatric staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity.
·         Coordinate and provide paediatric research and training within the paediatric unit of the hospital as well as ensuring collaboration and cooperation with other departments
·         Offer specialised paediatric services’ advice to the hospital management and other sections/units and the general public in the appropriate media.
·         Work with other medical specialists to solve single or multiple medical issue (s) or perform extensive surgery, when required in the hospital.
·         Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of the paediatric services, research and training programs in the hospital, and prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately
·         Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution
·         Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from a recognized institution
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
Minimum level of professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role:
·         Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
·         Valid Practice License
·         Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Observation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Compassionate
·         Supervisory skills
·         Ability to work under pressure
Relevant Work Experience Required
Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:
·         At least three years’ experience as a Senior Paediatrician, two of which should be as a Head of Department in a reputable hospital.

Corporation Secretary
(BMS/KUTRRH/3) – Re-advertisement
Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the CEO, the Corporate Secretary job exists to ensure the integrity of governance framework, efficient administration, compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, implement Board decisions and provide legal advice at KUTRRH.
·         Plan for all human and non-human resources required in running the affairs of the hospital board secretariat in the hospital.
·         Provide expert advice to the Board in respect of current legislations, corporate governance best practice requirements, role of directors, ethical standards, board reporting obligations and proper meetings procedure in the hospital.
·         Prepare and review Board and Committee charters, policies and procedures and ensure adherence to same and other emerging governance policies and procedures in the hospital.
·         Arrange Board and Board Committees’ meetings and functions, set agendas, compile and circulate papers, attend meetings, and take minutes, andinitiate and direct action to give practical effect to decisions and actions arising out of meetings in the hospital.
·         Manage the hospital board secretariat together with its assets such as the company seal, registration certificate and other legal documents and other resources and business in the hospital.
·         Manage and respond to correspondence directed to the Board, theChair and other Board Members in the hospital.
·         Maintain the Board’s online information-sharing portal by ensuring effective and efficient information flows: – within the Board; – from the Board to its Committees and from the Committees to the Board; and – between the Board and the Executive, and record declarations/conflicts of interest of Board Members in the hospital.
·         Maintain other records relevant to the Board and its operations withinand without the hospital.
·         Facilitate the recruitment and induction of new Board Members in the hospital.
·         Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key internal and external stakeholders such as the hospital executive committee, Ministryof health, ministry of education and the ministry of finance, and other governmental and non-governmental and private sector strategic partners to the hospital.
·         Advise the organization on the legal aspects of day-to-day administrative matters and also provide legal opinion/advise on industrial development matters.
·         Represent the organization in all issues requiring legal address-claims, defamation, legal suits etc.
·         Coordinate legal activities within the hospital (in Preparation of the organization legal documentations, chargers’ leases, incubation agreements discharge, liaise with external lawyers for specified matters etc.)
·         Perform other secretarial duties as reasonably required by the Chair and other Board Members from time to time.
Minimum levelof academicqualificationsrequired to perform effectively in the role:
·         Bachelors of Law from a recognized institution
·         Master’s Degree in Law or Social Sciences, MBA or related course will be an added advantage
Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:
·         Post Graduate Diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law
·         Member of the Law Society of Kenya with current practicing certificate
·         Certified Public Secretary
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job
·         Computer literate
·         Excellent knowledge of the State Corporation Act
·         Excellent knowledge of the Mwongozo Code of Governance for State Corporations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
Soft skills required for the job:

·         Communication skills
·         Interpersonal skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Listening skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Courageous
·         Patient and resilient
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Ability to observe high level confidentiality
Relevant Work Experience Required
Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder isrequired to have to be appointed to the position:
·         At least 10 years’ working experience with 5 in managerial capacity alongside being a practicing Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in the Public Service or Private Sector

Director (Training, Research & Innovation)

Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the CEO, The Director Training, Research, and innovation will ensure strategic leadership in formulation and implementation of research and planning policies, systems and procedures at KUTRRH.
·         Sit as member of the hospital management committee.
·         Head the Training, Research and innovation Directorate.
·         Coordinate the development and implementation of research strategy, policies, systems and procedures.
·         Ensure the effective dissemination of research findings to relevant partners and Stakeholders.
·         Spearhead and coordinate the organization’s research assignments.
·         Collating and analyzing macro-economic, socio-economic and fiscal data.
·         Determine the most appropriate route for commercialization and progress the development of innovative services.
·         Oversee objective research and analysis on budget implementation policy.
·         Develop a network of contacts within professional healthcare organizations, other institutions of higher learning within Kenya, the Region and globally
·         Ensure all staff engaged in clinical research are appropriately trained, qualified and where appropriate, assure information is available for medical staff to include information within appraisals.
·         To produce an annual report detailing all research activity, income and output.
·         To ensure the completion and reporting of studies conducted in the organization.
·         Develop and deliver an international strategy which builds upon foundations around the world and identify new opportunities to work in partnership that furthers the professional and commercial ambitions of the hospital.
·         Ensure training resources are readily accessible to trainees as per accreditation guidelines.
·         Develop suitable programs for the development of clinical and broader based professional skills covering the subjects laid down in the training program curriculum and utilize a range of evaluation strategies in the continuous improvement of both formal and informal education programs.
·         Carry out market research and market entry feasibility studies in support of the assessment of the clinical or commercialization potential of innovation.
·         Develop collaboration agreements to support the commercialization of innovation.
·         Provide a prospective training program for the trainees
·         Ensure the process for Intellectual Property is fulfilled for all innovations within the hospital
·         Help researchers and innovators on developing business cases
·         Support researchers in budget management
·         Grant identification and grant proposal writing.
·         Support researchers on research dissemination
Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Education, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized Institution
·         Master’s Degree in Science, Education, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized Institution.
·         PhD in a relevant area
·         MBA will be an added advantage
·         Senior Management Course not lasting less than 6 weeks
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job (evidence required):
·         Possesses skills in Research, Innovation and Project Management.
·         Knowledge of fundraising and grant writing techniques (number and amount)
·         Knowledge of writing scientific proposals and papers
·         Knowledge of Budget Management
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Team Management skills
·         Analytical thinking skills
·         Problem solving skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Decision Making skills
·         Compassionate
·         Organizational skills
·         Ability to work under pressure
Relevant Work Experience Required
Minimum number years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:
·         At least ten year’s working experience at a Senior Management level in training, research and innovation
How to Apply
If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of the posts above, we encourage applicants to apply online here or send hard copies of your Application Letter, CV, and Filled Application Form and address to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi Kenya

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