Strategic Management Officer

Position Title     :       Strategic Management Officer (1 Post)

Reports to         :       Chief Officer of Health

Job Category     :       Group N

Job Purpose

  • Collecting data, forecasting and report generation
  • Analyzing economic trends through complex quantitative methods for reliable forecast of economic activity to support decision making
  • Conduct valuable research, present findings to support decision making
  • Planning and policy developments in the health care systems within the County
  • Ensure efficiency and effectiveness in public health and health care systems.
  • Facilitate the running of medical facilities and programs effectively
  • Enhance cost-effectiveness of the health care provision.
  • Develop health programmes, goals and objectives which involve the optimum utilization of resources, thereby keeping high profitability ratio.


       Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop program objectives, strategies and study methods on health care
  • Design and execute research studies to guide effective use of information and resources
  • Lead and direct plans to calculate various costs related to health care
  • Utilize research programs on health economic topics
  • Suggest new health outcomes for treatment and prevention of health issues
  • Evaluate current and proposed strategies and interpret findings
  • Pro-actively identify market access opportunities for the organization through effective planning and development of financially sound business proposals
  • Effectively allocate and deploy resources including people, activities, projects and investment
  • Contribute to strategic discussions/market access planning processes to enhance the effectiveness of implementation of corporate strategies
  • Communicate economic assessment results to appropriate internal audiences
  • Develop and execute health economic issues and methods to reduce cost
  • Perform economic analysis and model plans for health-care programs
  • Communicate and distribute academic literature, presentations and reports on research findings to update about new issues, solutions and other topics
  • Ensure that medical care is provided to all patients in an efficient and effective way
  • Provide lectures or educational sessions to educate about health economics
  • Manage budget and cost estimates according to plans
  • Manage business relationships with all customers including doctors, patients, economists, etc.


  Skills/Qualifications Required

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • First Degree in Social Sciences preferably Economics, Finance, Epidemiology, Statistics or Policy.
  • Post graduate qualification in health economics, Audit/Accounts, Finance or Public Health preferably a Master’s Degree or Ph.D.
  • At least 8 years in senior managerial position 3 of which should be in public sector.
  • Proven track record and experience in health economics within the health sector
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Good sense and knowledge of health economic aspects and help in the decision making process within the health sector.
  • Understand the functioning of health care industry and conduct economic evaluations of various programs accordingly.
  • Good understanding of the role of health economics
  • Right balance of mathematical and analytical aptitude to comprehend the economic aspects thoroughly
  • Excellent research skills and ability to analyze findings to make appropriate use of health care resources
  • Clear understanding of the country’s health economy
  • Abreast with the national economic policies and its impact on the health-care sector.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proven record in managing change.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Experience in successful implementation of plans and achievement of objectives
  • Ability to handle pressure, complex situations and problem solving capacity
  • Ability to think analytically and strategically.
  • Comprehensive understanding of health planning, HMIS and quality assurance issues.
  • Capacity to provide leadership to the section, motivate employees and ensure high productivity.
  • Capacity to train, mentor or coach.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Competent IT skills.

Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.