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Organization: WHO
Posted:25 Mar 2020

Closing date:9 Apr 2020

Objectives and Scope:

The main objective of this consultancy is to account-for and map-out available medical specialists and; clinical officers and nurses with higher diploma in various specialities in Kenya by area of speciality and of work and establish the country training capacity.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present a detailed inception report outlining methodology and costed work plan;
  • Undertake a desk review of all available data, including but not limited to:
    Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Council (KMPDC), Nursing Council of Kenya and Clinical Officers’ Council specialist data, iHRIS, Regulatory Human Resource Information system (rHRIS) and Integrated Payroll & Personnel Database (IPPD);
  • Contact National and County Health managers for current specialist establishments, in-post and requirements;
  • Establish the country capacity to train specialists by contacting the relevant medical training institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Establish the existence and effectiveness of mechanisms for transfer of medical specialists from county to county and between the two levels of Government;
  • Triangulate and cross-check the information from the various sources;
  • Prepare a report which includes suggestion on:

    (a) Framework for development of a rational medical specialists training plan and
    (b) Effective mechanism(s) of equitable distribution of the medical specialists including inter county and county/national transfers;

  • Make presentations and facilitate during internal MoH meetings and final validation meeting.

Expected Outputs/deliverables

The consultant will produce the following deliverables:

  • An inception report inclusive of methodology, data collection questionnaire(s) and costed work plan.
  • First draft report that includes mapping of specialist’s lists – current numbers, ideal and gaps, and country training capacity in medical training institutions and teaching hospitals.
  • A debriefing presentation document (Power Point) synthesising the main preliminary findings
  • Second draft report to be presented at a validation meeting.
  • A final review report, both narrative and in power point format for dissemination. The final report should include an executive summary of maximum 2 pages. The executive summary should be able to be read as a standalone document.
  • All the gathered raw data

Timing of the Consultancy: The contract will run for two months starting from 01 May 2020

  • The assignment will commence not later than 01 May 2020.
  •  First draft report shall be submitted to MoH no later than 27th May 2020.
  • Debriefing Meeting not later than 8th June 2020
  • Second draft report shall be submitted to MOH no later than 15th June 2020
  • Validation meeting by 22nd June 2020.
  •  Final Report by 30th June 2020


This assignment requires a consultancy team (2-3 consultants) who will complement each other in execution of the work. The following qualifications are required:

  • A Ph.D. or master’s level holder with over 10 years’ experience in human resources for health, medical education, health research.
  • A human resource management (HRM) or organizational development specialists with 5 years’ experience and good grasp of the health sector and devolution.
  • Good report writing skills – Team player with good interpersonal, communication, report writing, analytical and presentation skills are required. – Previous experience in MOH HR management related issues is desirable
How to Apply

Individuals should submit an updated Curriculum Vitae based on he TORs on or before 09 April 2020 using the email address; with a copy to only.

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