Nursing Council of Kenya Recruitment 2023 Application Form

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Last Updated on April 26, 2023

Nursing Council of Kenya Recruitment 2023

The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) is a body corporate established under The Nurses Act (Cap 257) of the Laws of Kenya, whose mandate is to regulate Nursing Education and Practice.

Nursing Council of Kenya Recruitment 2023

We are currently recruiting to fill the following positions;

  1. Director, Standards and Compliance
  2. Director, Education and Examination
  3. Director, Registration and Licensing
  4. Director, Internal Audit
  5. Director, Corporate Services

Director, Standards and Compliance

REF: NCKCS//HR/01/DSC/18/03/2023

Over all purpose

Overseeing the Standards and Compliance Department at the NCR.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Formulating, implementing and reviewing nursing and midwifery education and practice Standards and Compliance policy and guidelines
  • Overseeing the processing of applications for private practitioners for nurses and midwives
  • Spearheading the inquiry process into alleged professional misconduct; 
  • Supervising the accreditation process of nursing and midwifery programmes; Coordinating regular compliance audits in nursing & midwifery training institutions and health facilities;
  • Responsible for maintenance of information on nursing and midwifery training institutions, placement sites, internship centers and private practitioners in the database; Coordinating NCK participation in joint inspection together with other regulatory Councils and councils; 
  • Coordinating the carrying of research and studies on nursing and midwifery standards matters
  • Coordination of management of departmental correspondences and responses to inquiries;
  • Monitoring and evaluating standards and quality assurance department activities; Preparing annual budget and work plan of standards and quality assurance activities; Coordinating setting and implementation of departmental targets and appraising staff performance; 
  • Coordinating identification and implementation of risk mitigation at the department; Managing the controlled NCK quality documents, enforcing quality assurance policy; Foster a culture that promotes delivery of quality services, and reflects the values which facilitate performance and professionalism by staff throughout the Council;
  • Providing oversight in development of departmental annual procurement plan and budget;

Qualifications and Person specifications

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

  • Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Standards and Compliance ()fficer for a minimum period of three (3) years or twelve (12) years’ experience in a comparable and relevant position in Public or Private institution, five (5) years of which should be at senior management position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Midwifery from a recognized institution
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery or any health-related field from a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya; Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya;
  • Membership of professional association of good standing
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computer application skills; and demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

Desired qualities

Successful candidate should have, Good; Leadership, Communication, Negotiation, Risk Management, Governance and Financial management skills

Director, Education and Examination

REF: NCK/CS/HW02/DEE/18/03/2023

Over all purpose

Officer at this level is the Head of Education and Examination Department at the NCK

Duties and responsibilities inter alia entail:-

  • Formulating, implementing and reviewing nursing and midwifery education, examination & registration policy and guidelines; 
  • Approving the work plan and activities för the department and coordinating the implementation
  • Coordinating the development and review of syllabi and/or courses and modes ofstudy
  • Coordinating the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum; Coordinating evidence generation for decision-making regarding emerging programmes or issues touching on the Council’s mandate;
  • Overseeing the monitoring of nursing/midwifery students during training; Coordinating the setting and administration of licensure examination; 
  • Utilizing research data to advise regarding emerging issues touching on Council’s mandate
  • Developing performance management targets for the department and overseeing the implementation
  • Development of the departmental budget and procurement plan.

QuaIifications and Person specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Education and Examination for a minimum period of three (3) years or twelve (12) years’ experience, five (5) years of which should have been at senior management position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Midwifery from a recognized institution
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Midwifery or any health-related field from a recognized institution
  • Member of professional association of good standing
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Course from a recognized institution; 
  • Proficiency in computer application skills;
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results; and Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

Desired qualities

Successful candidate should have, Good; Leadership, Communication, Negotiation, Risk Management, Governance and Financial management skills

Director, Registration and Licensing

REF: NCK/CS/HR/03/DRL/18/03/2023

Overall purpose

Officer at this level is the Head of Standards and Compliance Department at NCK.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Overseeing the implementation and review of Nursing and midwifery registration and licensing policies. regulations and guidelines:
  • Developing and reviewing the licensing and registration framework and tools; Overseeing the registration and licensure of nurses and midwives;
  • Maintaining the registration and licensing database:
  • Overseeing the evaluation of internship and retention compliance;
  • Coordinate the implementation of internship programmes
  • Conducting research in registration and licensing to inform policy;
  • Coordinating the implementation of internship and CPD programmes
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance in the Registration and Licensing depaflment
  • Preparing the division’s procurement plans and other work;
  • Monitoring the setting and implementation of the departments ‘s performance management
  • Developing and implementing the departments budgets; and analyzing departments reports for management decisions.

Qualifications and person specifications

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

  • Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Registration and Licensing för a minimum period of three (3) years or twelve (12) years’ experience, five (5) years of which should have been at senior management position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Midwitéry from a recognized institution
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Midwifery or any health-related field from a recognized institution; Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya;
  • Member of professional association of good standing;
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence work performance and resultsg 
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Director, Internal Audit

REF: NCK/CS/HWIA/04/18/03/2023

Overall purpose

Officer at this level oversees the Internal Audit function at the NCR.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate development, implementation and review of audit function policies of the Council 
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and review of the Councils internal audit Strategy, policies and procedures;
  • Advise the Council on all Internal Audit issues through the Audit Committee
  • Oversee the review of effectiveness of Risk management controls;    
  • Developing and implementing the internal audit charter; vi. Coordinate the review of budgetary performance, financial management for transparency and accountability
  • Provide reasonable assurance on the state of risk management, control and governance within the organization
  • Overseeing review of effectiveness of financial and non-financial performance management systems; ix. Coordinate the undertaking of compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Designing audit objectives, logistics, schedules and scope in carrying out the audit assignment
  • Coordinate the risk management process and its implementation across functions to embed a proactive approach in identification of risks
  • Evaluate and assess risk management control and governance;
  • Coordinate development and implementation of activities that ensures a culture of compliance, risk avoidance/mitigation and corporate accountability
  • Coordinate corruption prevention activities; xv. Ensure implementation of annual audit plans and Committee reports
  • Coordinate reporting and communication of audit findings and recommendations to the Management and Governance Board Committee
  • Coordinate implementation of audit plans as approved by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee; xviii. Coordinate negotiation, target setting, evaluation and review of performance Management within the Department
  • Coordinate development and implementation of activities that ensures a culture of compliance through trainings and knowledge sharing at the Council
  • Oversee systems audit as per the audit plan and provide recommendation to management
  • Coordinate the follow up on the status of implementation of audit recommendation

Qualifications and person specifications

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

  • Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Internal Audit for a minimum of three (3) years or twelve ( 12) years’ experience in a comparable and relevant position in public or private Institution five (5) of which should have been at Senior Management position
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce
  • (Accounting, Finance option), Economics. Mathematics, Statistics or any other equivalent qualification
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce
  • (Accounting/Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Auditing, Business Administration or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution: ion from a recognized institution
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA K) from a recognized institution;
  • Registration with any of the following professional bodies: – Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);Be a member IIA, ICPAK, ACFE or ISACA; or fields: – any of the professional recognized body.
  • Membership to professional body or Association in good standing
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • Demonstrated merit and ability in work performance as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Meet requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution

Desired qualities

The successfill candidate should have:-

  • Understanding of: functional areas of the Council and Audit function;
  • Knowledge of: Performance Management, the PFM Act, Public Audit Act, PPADA Act, Mvvongozo code of conduct , the ERP system,the case management system
  • Proficiency in Information Systems Audit;
  • Demonstrable; Understanding of government policies Leadership,
  • Communication, Interpersonal, Investigative, Negotiation, Problem solving and Conflict Management skills

Director, Corporate Services

REF: NCK/CS/HW05/DCS/18/03/2023

Overall purpose

The Director Corporate Services is responsible for providing strategic leadership, expert advice and input to the Council to ensure optimal utilization and management of the Council resources in the areas of Finance and Accounts; ICT, HumamResource (HR) Administration, Communication & Advocacy to enable the Council to effectively perform its mandate.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Advising management on policies and strategies that relate to corporate services;
  • Coordinating HR & Administration, ICT and Finance & Accounts activities;
  • Initiating formulation and development of policies and procedure in the HR & Administration, ICT and Finance & Accounts
  • Ensuring financial prudence and discipline for Financial Accounting, Planning, treasury management and budgetary controls in compliance with PFM Act 2012 and IPSAS;
  • Coordinating performance appraisals
  • Advising management on all matters pertaining to Finance and Accounts, HR& Administration and ICT operations in NCK
  • Preparing annual operating and capital budgets
  • Coordinating the Department’s operations and overall administration so as to ensure that the Department operates in conformity with overall performance targets;
  • Liaising with auditors on all financial statements reports and matters relating to management letter on all final audit queries;
  • Overseeing implementation of human resource and development programs
  • Coordinating staff medical scheme, pension scheme and other staff welfare issues
  • Assisting management in aligning the HR strategy to the Organization Strategy including succession management
  • Coordinating human resource development; Payroll management
  • Oversee development of ICT strategy to support business continuity;
  • Provide leadership in leveraging ICT for efficient service delivery;
  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of technology infrastructure in line with changing technologies Creating an enabling ICT to promote and implement ICT operations
  • Advise the Council and management on all ICT matters Align ICT policies and strategy to the NCK mandate

Qualifications and Person specifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Commerce. Business Administration, Human Resource Management, ICT or related field:
  • Master’s degree in either Commerce, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, ICT or related field
  • Membership of a professional body and in good standing
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • At least Twelve (12) years’ work experience with at least three (3) years’ experience in senior management
  • Proficiency in computer applications Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution

DesirabIe qualities

The Successful candidate should;

  • Be a Person of integrity 
  • Good; Communication, Organizational, Leadership and problem-solving skills  
  • Attention to details

Method of Application

Qualified and interested applicants (Kenyans), who meet the requirements are required to submit their applications on email as one PDF in a SOFT COPY to careers@nckenya.go.ke quoting the title and reference number of the position applied on the email subject, include certified copies of academic, professional certificates, testimonials National Identity Card or valid Passport, an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing current salary, certificates, working experience, current and expected salary, and contacts of three (3) professional 

Address to:

The Registrar/CEO
Nursing Council of Kenya
P.O. BOX 20056 -00200, NAIROBI, KENYA

Applications should be received on or not later than 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 16th May 2023.


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