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    Senior Deputy Director, Health Management Services, - Nairobi, Kenya - Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

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    The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission; Independence Constitution had Regional PSC's but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments;
    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Senior Deputy Director, Health Management Services (Public Health) will head the Division.

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • Coordinating surveillance, prevention, and control of notifiable disease outbreaks in the Country and Region;
    Coordinating preparedness and response to public health events and emergencies;
    Maintaining database and archives on public health events and emergencies;
    Coordinating surveillance, prevention and control of diseases;
    Providing high-level direction for response during health emergencies and disasters;
    Ensuring commodity security for health products and technologies used in public health events and emergencies, and neglected tropical disease prevention and control;
    Identification of research priorities on disease surveillance and public health emergency management;
    Reporting on notifiable public health events to relevant bodies;
    Developing, monitoring and reviewing of policies and guidelines to strengthen capacity for early detection, complete recording, timely reporting, regular analysis and prompt feedback of:
    Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) priority diseases, events and conditions:

    Zoonotic disease prevention and control;
    Vector-borne disease prevention and control; and
    Neglected tropical diseases prevention and control;

    Providing technical support and capacity on:
    Epidemiology to strengthen surveillance systems and enhance utilization of data for decision making to improve response to public health emergencies; and
    Integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) priority diseases, zoonotic diseases, neglected tropical diseases and vector-borne diseases;
    Fostering One Health collaboration;
    Identifying and developing mechanisms to tackle threats to Global Health Security;
    Maintaining a national repository of field investigations of all public health events, emergencies, disease outbreaks and disasters;
    Providing a high-level direction for response during health emergencies and disasters; and
    Coordinating public health emergency preparedness and management of public health events and emergencies, outbreaks, and disasters

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: - Served for a minimum period of ten (10) years, three (3) of which should be in the grade of

    Assistant Director:
    Medical Services; Public Health, CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
    A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Health, Public Health, Medicine and Surgery (M.B, Ch.
    B.) or any other equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    A Masters degree in any of the following fields: Environmental Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, Community Health, Occupational Health Promotion and Education, or any other relevant Health related field from a university recognized in Kenya;
    A Registration Certificate by relevant professional body where applicable;
    A Valid Practicing License from relevant professional body where applicable;
    Demonstrated managerial and administrative capability, and professional competence in work performance and results; and
    Exhibited a thorough understanding of national development policies, goals and objectives and ability to integrate them into the Public Health and Sanitation function


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