Director Health Services

Vihiga County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The County Government of Vihiga is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the above position within its staff establishment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description


1. Director Health Services- JOB GROUP “R” (1 POST)

Based on the schemes of service for Medical Officers, Dental Officers and Pharmacists (2016) – Deputy Director Medical Services/ Pharmaceutical/ Dental services/clinical officers/Nursing/Public Health

Duties and responsibilities;
a. Be the technical advisor to the Chief Officer of health, County Health Executive Committee Member, the Governor and all other stake holders on matter relating to health.
b. Coordinate supervision of health services within the county.
c. schedule and chair county health management team meetings
d. coordinate resource mobilization of health department
e. Promote public health and prevention, limitation or suppression of infectious, communicable or preventable diseases within the county.
f. Prepare and publish reports and statistical or other information relative to the public heath within the county.
g. report periodically to the director of medical services on all public health occurrences including disease outbreaks, disasters and any other health matters
h. Oversee performance management in the health department.
i. coordinate and advise on all administrative functions related to heath in the county
j. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by appointing authority and any other written law.

Minimum Qualifications;
a. Must have a first degree in health sciences.
b. Must have a Master’s Degree in a health related field.
c. Must have served in Job Group Q for a minimum period of 3 years or it’s equivalent.
d. Must be registered with relevant regulatory bodies with active and valid practicing license.
e. Must have demonstrated leadership and good performance in the previous assignments.
f. Must have undergone at least the Strategic Leadership Development Programme (lasting not less than Six weeks) at Kenya School of Government (KSG).

All applicants Must fulfill Chapter six of the constitution requirement
Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to these positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and other recognized CBAs as applicable.
Terms of Service: All the above posts shall be on a three (3) year contract term renewable based on satisfactory performance.

“Vihiga County is an Equal opportunity employer”

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates to the undersigned.
Key responsibilities and job specifications for the above positions are available on the official County websites

All application from interested and qualified candidates should be submitted on or before 26th day of October 2020

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

P.O BOX 880-50300

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