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hussein farah

hussein farah

a council member / kibabii University


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About hussein farah:

Currently I am a council member at Kibabii university. My main responsibilities are policy making and oversight role over the management of the university, and I attend quarterly meeting. 

I have been working for Garissa County Government for the last five years as Chief officer, Housing & Public works Department. I was employed for a contract of five years which ended on 31st August 2022. The duties and responsibilities are organization, direction, control and coordination of the function of the public service in the county. Initiate development of the appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the public service. Preparation of departmental plans and budgets and ensure compliance with financial, budgetary and procurement procedures among others. 


I have been working at managerial position at different capacity for over twenty years and have learnt great knowledge and experience. Hence, I am seeking a position that offers responsibility for the full range of management skills, as well as the opportunity to meet and work with range of people.


In consideration of your advertised opportunity, I have noted that your position strongly appeals both to my qualification and experience. My level of enthusiasm, experience and interpersonal skills provides an excellent match for the requirement for this position, please see my enclosed CV.


I hold MSc. Degree in Medical Microbiology from London school of hygiene & tropical medicine (UK), with wealthy of experience in administration and management for over twenty years. I am fluent in English, Somali and Kiswahili, both spoken and written, at the same time computer literate


Therefore, I am looking for a new opportunity where I may continue to provide innovative direction as a member of your team.  With a high degree of esteem, I wish to express my interest for this position.  I will welcome a personal interview at your convenience to discuss this opportunity with you. I will look forward to hearing from you soon. 


Council Member at Kibabii University (August 2020 - November 2023):

  • Responsible for oversight and policy making.
  • Committee member of the audit and award & sealing.

Chief Officer Housing & Public Works at County Government of Garissa (December 2017 - December 2022):

  • Accounting & Authorized Officer in the Department of Health & Sanitation.
  • General administration, management, and coordination of the department.
  • Budget preparation and financial management.
  • Implementation of policies for effective service delivery.
  • Ensuring efficient operation of county health facilities.

Director at Fiveways Medical & Diagnostics (K) LTD (January 2010 - November 2017):

  • Management, consultancy, and training for company projects.

Commissioner at Parliamentary Service Commission (January 2009 - November 2009):

  • Reviewing terms and conditions of members of Parliament.
  • Reviewing facilities and amenities within the National Assembly and constituencies.
  • Reviewing salaries, allowances, and benefits for various positions.
  • Reviewing retirement benefits and taxation.

Researcher at USAID (January 2008 - December 2008):

  • Conducting cross-sectoral youth assessment in Garissa.
  • Providing recommendations for engaging out-of-school youth.

Coordinator at Community Rehabilitation & Development Forum (CRDF/UK) (March 2004 - December 2006):

  • Proposal writing and liaison with Primary Health Care Trust.
  • Staff supervision and organization activities.
  • Reporting and feedback to donors.
  • Budget preparation.

Programme Manager at AMREF (Somalia) - North West Galgadud Region (November 1997 - March 2002):

  • Managing and coordinating the rehabilitation of Abudwak Hospital.
  • Staff recruitment and training.
  • Budget preparation and project management.

Regional Laboratory Coordinator at Gedo Health Consortium (Somalia) (August 1994 - October 1997):

  • Supervising district hospital laboratories.
  • Conducting training programs and quality control.
  • Monthly reporting and budget preparation.
  • Collaboration with international organizations.

Regional Laboratory Manager at IIRO (Kenya), Mombasa (December 1992 - July 1994):

  • Establishing laboratory services in a maternity hospital.
  • Coordinating hospital laboratory services for IIRO.
  • Budget preparation and member of the health management team.

Provincial Laboratory Technologist (NEP) at Ministry of Health, Kenya (August 1990 - December 1992):

  • Management and administration of laboratory personnel.
  • Budget preparation and stocktaking.
  • Quality control and member of the AIDS control committee.



The most relevant education qualifications I have attained are:

MSc. in Medical Microbiology, UK (LSHTM) 2004: This Master's degree in Medical Microbiology provides you with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field, which is highly relevant to your work experience in healthcare and laboratory management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology, UK (LSHTM) 2003: This diploma further enhances your specialization in Medical Microbiology, consolidating your skills and knowledge in this area.

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Nairobi (KMTC) 1990: This diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology has equipped you with the foundational skills and understanding necessary for laboratory management and coordination.

These educational qualifications demonstrate my expertise and competence in medical microbiology, laboratory technology, and related fields, which align with my work experience and responsibilities as a program manager. They provide a strong academic foundation for my professional career and contribute to my knowledge and proficiency in managing projects and programs within the healthcare sector.


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