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KEMSA announces vacancy in CEO position

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 08:40 | By
The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). PHOTO/@Kemsa_Kenya/ X
The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). PHOTO/@Kemsa_Kenya/X.

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) has announced a vacancy in the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position.

In a notice shared on MyGov publication on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the state corporation indicated the new CEO will be employed on a four-year term which will be renewed based on the performance review.

The CEO who will be required to report directly to the Board of Directors will be responsible for providing overall leadership and administration of the authority's operations.

Part of the CEO's mandate will also entail overseeing all the strategic, operational and financial management of the authority under the guidance of the Board of Directors.

"He/she will be required to develop and champion a bold and compelling strategy that inspires commitment across the authority to meet KEMSA's mandate," the notice stated.

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). PHOTO/@Kemsa_Kenya/ X.
The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). PHOTO/@Kemsa_Kenya/ X.

KEMSA which has been at the center of graft allegations in the past, will also task the new CEO with the management of its funds, property and the general affairs of the firm.

The responsibility of overseeing budget allocation at KEMSA has also been vested in the new CEO who will be picked through a competitive recruitment process.

Requirements

Successful candidates will be required to possess a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Business Management, Finance, Supply Chain Management or any other related field from a recognised university.

12-year-work experience will also be required for a candidate to be considered for the role of the KEMSA CEO.

Applicants will be required to submit their applications to KEMSA before June 11, 2024. They will be required to submit a Police Clearance Certificate, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) clearance.

Government officials visiting KEMSA stores on  May 16, 2024. PHOTO/@Kemsa_Kenya/ X.
Government officials visiting KEMSA stores on May 16, 2024. PHOTO/@Kemsa_Kenya/ X.

Past CEOs

The new CEO will take from Andrew Mulwa who was appointed after Terry Ramadani was sent home in the wake of the Global Fund scandal as was her predecessor Jonah Manjari who was fired at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although Ramadhan and Manjari have not been charged formally, various investigative agencies have raised concerns over some deals under their tenure.

Mulwa on the other hand had begun the process of transforming the sector by launching key reforms in the sector to promote transparency.

“Just give us 12 months and you will see a different KEMSA because we have mapped out all the challenges and opportunities in place to turn around this place,” he told stakeholders during a meeting on July 11, 2023.

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