PSCK Director General for Health Job

Terms of Service: Five (5) years contract, renewable once.

Basic Salary Scale:              Kshs. 292,765  –  Kshs. 576,120  p.m.     (CSG 3)

Entertainment allowance:        Ksh.100,000 p.m.
Extraneous allowance:        Ksh.100,000 p.m.
House allowance:            Ksh.100,000 p.m.
Domestic Staff Allowance:        Ksh.15,600 p.m.
Medical Allowance:            As provided in the Civil Service Medical Scheme

For appointment to this grade, a person must:

  • Have a Bachelors Degree in any health related field and be registered with a relevant professional regulatory body;
  • At least be a holder of  a Masters Degree in Public Health, Medicine or any other health related field;
  • Have experience of at least ten years in management of health services, five of which must be at a senior management position; and
  • Meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

The Director General shall:-

  • Be the technical advisor to the Government on all matters relating to health within the health sector;
  • Be the technical advisor to the Cabinet Secretary of health;
  • Be responsible for preventing and guarding against the introduction of infectious diseases into Kenya;
  • Promote the public health and the prevention, limitation or suppression of infectious, communicable or preventable diseases within Kenya;
  • Advice the two levels of Government on matters of national security on public health;
  • Promote  and facilitate  research and investigations in connection with the prevention or treatment of human diseases;
  • Prepare and publish reports and statistical or other information relative to the public health;
  • Obtain  and publish periodically information on infectious diseases and other health matters and such procurable information regarding epidemic diseases in territories adjacent to Kenya or in other Countries as the interests of public health may require;
  • Provide guidelines for registration, licensing, certification and gazettement of all health facilities; 
  • Be responsible for internship program for health workers; 
  • Supervise the directorates within the national Ministry of health; and 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the appointing authority and any other written law.

NOTE: The successful candidate shall be vetted by Parliament before appointment by the Cabinet Secretary for Health.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons are required to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal: so as to reach the Commission on or before 9th April, 2024 by 5.00 p.m. (East African time)

Those who had applied are advised to re-apply.