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Director, Standards and Compliance at Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)

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Job Description

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

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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