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Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory Manager Job in Kenya

The Aga Khan University Hospital

Job Vacancy: Manager, Laboratory

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is the only hospital in Kenya accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. 

The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 50 years.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Manager,
Laboratory in the Department of Pathology.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Chair, Department of Pathology and Chief Operating Officer, the Laboratory Manager will be responsible for leading and directing all the operations in the laboratory including quality of care, human resources planning in the Laboratory as well as be responsible for the appropriate utilization of resources (budgets) and strategic planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead budgeting, resource/capital planning, staffing, training, and workflow management for multi-discipline, multi-site test and materials evaluation.
  • Use resources in a clinically effective and cost effective fashion
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements Monitor capital utilization
  • Implement all quality assurance activities in the Outreach Laboratory Centers while representing the centers at quality assurance and departmental level meetings.
  • Design, implement, sustain and improve laboratory quality management systems (QMS).
  • Develop and ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Assure a competent, well-trained workforce, provide opportunities for improving personal knowledge and advancement
  • Review and evaluate the performance of laboratory staff.
  • Work closely the members of the clinical care team, referring laboratories and hospital management to improve laboratory services utilization and quality.
  • Establish Departmental Goals and Objectives and participate in institutional planning
  • Foster good professional and working relationships and partnership between the department and other departments and services.
  • Support regional quality management system
  • Support regional standardization of processes and equipment
  • Develop a regional monitoring program including EQA

Academic knowledge & skills

  • Applicant should have a Master’s of Science with MSC/MPH as an added advantage
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience;
  • Experience in CAP Accreditation or similar Accreditation process essential
  • Registered with the recognized Laboratory Medical Board;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at once.

How to Apply:

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, clearly indicating current & expected pay should be sent to, 

the Manager, Recruitment, 

Aga Khan University Hospital, 

so as to reach not later than 3rd December, 2017.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KENAS Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

The Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS) is a state corporation and the sole National Accreditation Body (NAB) mandated under Legal notice No.55 of May 2009 to provide accreditation services in Kenya and beyond. 

KENAS is mandated to provide accreditation services to the conformity assessment bodies (CABS) so that consumers are guaranteed quality goods and services.

Accredited CABs provide quality products and services to consumers and also ensure that their health, safety and economic interests are protected as stipulated in the Constitution.

KENAS gives formal attestation that Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are competent to carry out specific conformity assessment activities.  

KENAS is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in its establishment:

Chief Executive Officer

Ref: KENAS HR/KAS 1-10/17

KENAS seeks to recruit a visionary dynamic leader for the position of Chief Executive Officer. 

The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible to the Board for execution and communication of Board’s strategies, decisions and policies and day-to-day management of the KENAS for the achievement of its objectives.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for growth and development of Kenya
Accreditation Services-KENAS.

Key Responsibilities Duties

  • Lead across all aspects of the organization in liaison with the Board
  • Direct overall organization activities of KENAS in line with its mandate, policies and programmes
  • Direct the attainment and maintenance of bilateral and multilateral arrangements for ease of flow of goods and services across our borders through accredited conformity assessment.
  • dAdvocate / promote the organization to stakeholders and regulators.
  • Direct the development of KENAS strategic plan in line with the mandate of the organization.
  • Guide the development of KENAS budgets and establish proper internal controls by exercising prudent financial and administrative management.
  • Oversee the implementation of transparent and prudent procurement and operational processes while ensuring integrity of the affairs of KENAS.
  • Direct engagements of strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts at national, regional and international levels
  • Oversee the implementation of corporate policies and foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate governance.
  • Assure business continuity through an effective management structure, including succession planning and sound risk management framework
  • Mobilize resources and ensure effective utilization in the institution
  • Engage the office of the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary and other officials from the parent Ministry for effective service delivery.


  • Must have a Master’s degree in the relevant field.
  • At least 15 year work experience with 10 years in a managerial role.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Standards and Quality Management.
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies

Core Competencies

  • Must demonstrate visionary leadership and be result oriented
  • Must demonstrate commitment to the principles and practice of Ethical Conduct
  • Must possess strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly.
  • Must demonstrate ability to develop and build respect from staff, colleagues and all stakeholders.
  • Must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya, 2010.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about Standards and Quality Management and meet the above requirements, please send your application including copies of academic and professional certificates; testimonials; a copy of national identity card; and detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration, and telephone number(s), names and address of the three (3) referees, certificates from KRA, EACC, HELB,CRB ,certificate of good conduct from CID and all relevant documents 

not later than 5.00pm on 13th November 2017 attention:

The Board Chairman
Kenya Accreditation Service

Only electronic applications will be accepted. 

No hand or postal delivery.