Public Health Manager Job in Kenya - Red Cross

Public Health Manager 

Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya.  The Society is seeking a qualified professional in the following position:

The Society is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Position Title:                         Public Health Manager – RMNCAH & GBV

Reporting to:                           Head of Health, Nutrition and Social Services

Job Location:                          Nairobi

JOB SUMARY: The Public Health Manager is responsible for ensuring effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of integrated Health programming in both emergency and development contexts for the national society. This role contributes to the realization of key objectives of the Health and Nutrition sector strategic plans as well as the overall organization strategic plan objective of ensuring communities lead healthy lives and have opportunities to achieve social, economic and psychosocial wellbeing. It includes active participation in researching, analyzing data, reporting and liaising with health agencies especially the Ministry of Health and other partners to ensure quality programming to meet set targets and international humanitarian standards.


Provide technical support and leadership in RMNCAH, GBV, & management of KRCS clinical facilities

Provide oversight and monitoring support to the implementing teams.

Provide technical support and guidance in the management of the KRCS health facilities in refugee operations and drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation center

Build the capacity of the implementing teams.

Spearhead Health systems strengthening efforts for delivery of Integrated Health and Nutrition interventions

Establish and maintain partnerships.

Coordinate resource mobilization.

Oversee and undertake research, policy, advocacy, documentation and generation of data for decision making.


Provide leadership in the design and development of evidence based high impact Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Gender Based Violence and blood donation interventions in line with the organizational strategy and sector specific strategies and plans.

Provide technical support and guidance to the teams managing the health facilities in Kalobeyei, Dadaab and drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation center

Coordinate preparation of funding proposals to meet the identified needs in line with the strategic plan ensuring adherence to donor requirements.

Undertake scoping for new partnerships and ensure strategies are in place to maintain existing partners.

Represent organization in national Government health sector and other stakeholder coordination forums.

Participate in the development and review of health sector policies and guidelines for enhanced service delivery to meet the country health targets.

Contribute to advocacy efforts to ensure RMNCAH, Gender Based Violence, blood donation and drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation center priorities are clearly articulated in national and county plans for increased resource allocation for sustainability

Contribute to advocacy efforts to ensure that RMNCAH, Gender Based Violence, blood donation, drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation center priorities are included in the organization wide strategies and plans.

Participate in the development of annual work plans, budgets and programme reviews and ensure follow up actions on evaluations/audits are implemented

Guide and mentor staff under direct supervision to set clear targets aligned to the organizational strategy, support in performance appraisal and capacity development initiatives for staff in Health RMNCAH, Gender Based Violence, blood donation and drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation center to effectively play their role and enhance visibility for the organization, and adherence to code of conduct and codes of professional practice.

Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of programme staff against set targets and objectives, assess training needs and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams

Represent the Society at meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums to promote the activities of KRCS and articulate issues related to humanitarian relief

Prepare inception reports, concept papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement

Monitor usage of Health (RMNCAH), Gender Based Violence, blood donation and drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation center supplies and assets in accordance with donor regulations;

Ensure budget spending according to approved budgets, review and analyze budgets versus actual expenditures and take remedial measures;

In coordination with the Head of Health Nutrition and Social services, determine RMNCAH, Gender Based Violence and blood donation program staffing needs and ensure such positions are filled in timely manner;

Ensure the implementation of the staff health policy in collaboration with the HR department

Minimum Qualifications

Degree or Masters in MBChB /Clinical Medicine with higher Diploma in Reproductive Health

Master’s in Public Health/Epidemiology

Post graduate in Gender and Development will be desirable

Relevant post-graduate qualification in community health, or equivalent qualifications with certificate in project management will be an added advantage

Over seven (7) years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating health programmes particularly RMNCAH and Gender Based Violence and overall technical support to health facilities.

Additional experience in grants management particularly USAID, EU funded grants

Key Competencies

Must be registered with medical practitioners and dentist council and or Kenya Clinical Officers’ Association (KCOA)

Knowledge of public health, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering

Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives

Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications

Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues

Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve differences and conflicts

Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting as well as programme monitoring and evaluation 

Demonstrated competence in resource mobilization including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals 

Ability to develop and implement accountability and performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback as well as providing support for professional development efforts linked to strategic objectives

Ability to maintain high standards of personal integrity; establishing productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect 

Ability to empower programme staff through coaching and mentorship by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management 

Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, data-base, email and utilization of the internet

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through to reach us not later than 7th June 2023; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment