Principal Chief Pharmacist Job Vacancy in Kenya

Kenya Ports Authority

Position Title: Principal Chief Pharmacist 

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is a Commercial and Strategic State Corporation mandated to maintain, operate, improve and regulate all sea and inland waterway ports in Kenya. KPA aspires to position the Port of Mombasa as a competitive regional hub.

The Port of Mombasa is the gateway to East and Central Africa and is one of the busiest ports along the East African coastline.

The Port provides direct connectivity to over 80 ports worldwide and is linked to a vast hinterland comprising Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia by road.

To enhance institutional capacity to deliver strategy, KPA is seeking to recruit highly motivated and result-oriented individuals to fill the following exciting and challenging positions.

Grade KPA 4

1 Position

Tasks and Responsibilities

a) Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure conformity with national guidelines, statutory requirements and other regulations.

b) Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

c) Assigns work and appraises direct reports’ performance using the performance management tool.

d) Establish and coordinate effective teams to deliver quality clinical care and ensuring good working relationships with other divisions.

e) Ensure technical oversight of implementation of pharmacy activities including Pharmacy inventory management and quality assurance, safe, reliable and quality medicines provision to clients.

f) Participate in planning, budgeting and execution of budgets for drugs and pharmaceutical requirements for the authority.

Job Specifications

i. Master’s degree in pharmacy from a recognized institution.

ii. Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.

iii. Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.

iv. Current Practicing License by Pharmacy & Poisons Board.

v. Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.

vi. Member of Hospital Association of Kenya.

vii. Senior Management Course.

viii. ICT Skills.

ix. Demonstrated high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of Pharmaceutical Services and a thorough understanding of Health Care Management.

x. 5 years’ experience in similar role in a reputable organization.

xi. Professional ethics and values.

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including: -

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Educations Loans Board
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications strictly online through the Authority’s Careers Portal by visiting the Kenya Ports Authority Website ( > Careers > Careers Portal and attach the following in PDF Format:

1. Master’s degree Certificate/Bachelors Degree Certificate/Higher National Diploma/Diploma (whichever is applicable, depending on requirements of position applied for as indicated)

2. A scan of your National Identity Card.

Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted. To be considered, your application must be received not later than 25th September 2023

Kenya Ports Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing directly or indirectly will result in disqualification.