15 May 2019

Principal Public Health Officer at Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital

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Enforce Public Health Act (Cap.  242), Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances, Act. (Cap. 254), Tobacco Control Act 2007, Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2010, Bio-safety Act 2009, Malaria Prevention and Control Act (Cap. 246). Meat Control Act (Cap. 356) and any other relevant legislations on public health in liaison with other departments. Formulate, implement, interpret and review public health policies, guidelines, standards and procedures at the hospital.

Coordinate with relevant Departments and other stakeholders implementation of public health projects and programmes Monitor and evaluate public health projects and programmes. Provide technical advice on promotive and preventive health. Undertake research on public health, trends and other emerging issues.

Oversee development and management of the Farewell Home and crematoria and  Promote  innovation  and modern technology in  the provision of public health services at the hospital.


Senior Principal Public Health Officer responsibilities include:

  • Formulation,  implementation  and  review  public  health  policies, procedures, strategies, standards and guidelines;
  • Facilitation and implementation of public health protects and programmes;
  • Oversees monitoring and evaluation of public health projects and programmes,
  • Spearhead research on innovative public health solutions;
  • Coordination of disaster preparedness, management and response;
  • Coordination and development of performance management strategies and guidelines;
  • Oversees preparation of work plans and budgets;
  • Ensure training and development of staff; and
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff and students.


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work with at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Health, Public Health or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following: Environmental Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Food Safety and  Quality,   Food  Science  and  Technology, Community  Health,  Occupational  Health and  Safety,  Health  Promotion and Education, Solid Waste Management or Disaster Management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Valid practicing licence from the Public Health Officer and Technicians Council.
  • Senior Management Course or equivalent lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.


  • Effective communication skills.
  • Policy and strategic implementation.
  • Risk Management.
  • Technical competence.
  • Decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Empowering/ delegating.
  • High standards of professional ethics.
  • Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks.
  • Project planning and management.

In addition, all applicants MUST attach the following valid documents;

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Compliance Certificate
  • Higher Education Loan Board (HELB) Certificate
  • National Police Service (NPS) Clearance Certificate
  • CRB — Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Clearance

How to Apply

If  you  are  innovative,  self-starter,  results-oriented  individual  and  you  meet  the  above requirements, please send six (6) hard copies of your application with detailed C.V, together with certified copies of your relevant academic/professional testimonials and three (3) letters from referees of whom two (2) must be from your profession to:

Chief Executive Officer

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Disease Centre

P 0 Box 3-30100


The deadline for submitting full applications will be on Friday, 31st May 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is an equal opportunity Employer. Women, Persons Living with Disability (PLWDs) and those from Marginalized Areas due encouraged to apply.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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