Public health officers’ salaries in Kenya and How to Become One

Public health officers’ salaries in Kenya and how to become one

Salaries of public health officers depend on their cadres. Some of the cadres in the public health profession are:

Public Health Assistant

Responsibilities of a public health assistant include;

  • Provision of Environmental/ public Health Extension services
  • Mobilization and sensitization of communities and giving them advice on matters pertaining environmental health
  • Referral of health cases to corresponding health care facilities
  • Performing immunization
  • They identify environmental health matters at household stages
  • Arranging dates for community health events to empower communities on emerging public health issues
  • Keeping records of services performed
  • Analyzing health demands of the community
  • Advising communities on safety measures relating to food and water

Qualifications

  • Must have Certificate in Environmental Health Science or Public Health from an accredited college.
  • Must be computer literate

Senior Public Health Assistant or Assistant Public Health Officer 1

 This is the highest-ranking Public Health Assistant. The senior public health assistant has the following responsibilities.

  • Provision of Environmental/ public Health Extension services
  • Mobilization and sensitization of communities and giving them advice on matters pertaining environmental health
  • Performing immunization, tracking TB within communities and vaccinating.
  • Referral of health cases to corresponding health care facilities
  • They identify environmental health matters at household stages
  • Arranging dates for community health events to empower communities on emerging public health issues
  • Keeping records of services performed
  • Analyzing health demands of the community
  • Advising communities on safety measures relating to food and water
  • Regular inspection of homes, market centres, commercial buildings, trading places, to make sure that cleanliness and sanitary rules are followed.
  • Issuance of statutory notices
  • Inspection of water sources within the community to ensure proper maintenance for drinking purposes.

Qualifications

  • Must have served as a Public Health Assistant I or Assistant Public Health Officer II for not less than three years
  • Must have a diploma in either Environmental Health Science /Public Health from an accredited institution
  • Must be Computer literate

Senior Assistant Public Health Officer or Senior Public Health Officer

Responsibilities of a Senior Public Health Officer include;

  • Provision of Environmental/ public Health Extension services
  • They identify environmental health matters at community stages
  • Keeping records of services performed
  • Implementing control measures for rodents, vermin and vectors in the communities within their stations.
  • Issuance of statutory notices
  • Inspection of water sources within the community to ensure proper maintenance for drinking purposes.
  • inspection of health care facilities
  • they oversee the construction of sanitary rooms in schools, market centres and commercial buildings;
  • collection of water and food samples for chemical analysis
  • Performing immunization
  • Initiation and implementation of Community Based Health Care Programs
  • Implementation of integrated mosquito control techniques
  • Assessing proper solid waste collection and disposal

Qualifications

  • Must have Served as an Assistant Public Health Officer 1 for not less than three years
  • Must have a Diploma in either environmental health science or Public health from a chartered Institution
  • Must be computer literate.
Designation J/G Salary scale in Kshs. P.m.
Public health assistant J 24,662-29,918
Senior public health assistant/assistant PBO officer K 31,020-41,590
Senior assistant public health officer L 35,910-45,880
Senior public health officer L 35,910-45,880
Chief assistant public health officer M 41,590-55,840
Chief public health officer M 41,590-55,840

 

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