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Gov’t announces 1,700 healthcare jobs abroad paying up to Sh195K [How to Apply]

by Paul Nyongesa
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In a groundbreaking collaboration between the Government of Kenya and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the National Employment Authority has announced 1,700 vacancies for healthcare professionals.

This joint effort aims to strengthen safe, regular, and productive labor migration, with a particular emphasis on meeting the increasing demand for skilled healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia.

Overview:

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, in partnership with the KSA, is actively seeking expressions of interest from qualified Kenyan healthcare professionals to fill various roles. The focus is on recruiting additional female healthcare workers to address the growing demand in the KSA.

Nursing and Midwifery Opportunities:

Number of Vacancies: 200 Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science (Nursing Science) Country: Saudi Arabia Salary: 4700 SAR per month (equivalent to Sh195,138) Application Deadline: December 31, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Kenyan Citizenship: Applicants must be Kenyan citizens.
  • Educational Qualifications: Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Sciences or Midwifery.
  • Experience: RN-BSN with critical care experience, RN-MSN, or RN-PhD/DNP, aged 50 years and below, with a minimum of 1-year nursing/midwifery experience in a hospital or post-registration experience.
  • Licensing: Be a registered and licensed member of the Nursing Council of Kenya, in good standing.
  • Documentation: Possess a valid Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Gender: Female applicants only.
  • Language Proficiency: Demonstrate English proficiency in writing and speaking.
  • Health: Medically fit.
  • Passport: Hold a valid Kenyan passport.

Additional Benefits:

Applicants are not required to pay any fees for the job opportunity. The package includes a round-trip air ticket per year, paid vacation, provided meals, housing, insurance, transportation, medical coverage, uniforms, and overtime pay in accordance with Saudi Arabia’s labor laws.

Personal Assistant/Health Care Assistant Opportunities:

Number of Vacancies: 500 Education Requirements: Certificate in Care Giving, Certificate in Community Health Nursing, Certificate in Enrolled Community Nursing. Country: Saudi Arabia Salary: 2200 SAR per month (equivalent to Sh91,488) Application Deadline: June 30, 2023 Contract Period: 2 years Gender: Female

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Certificate in Nursing (According to Specialty)
  • Valid Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Age: 22 – 35 Years
  • Minimum one year continuous experience.

Additional Information:

Meal allowance of 300 SAR (Sh12,475). Personal Assistants/Health Care Assistants with more work experience will be considered for better salaries. Recruitment expenses are to be paid for by the Recruiting Employer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A valid Basic Life Support Certificate (BLS) from the American Heart Association or Saudi Heart Association is mandatory.

Nurse Opportunities:

Number of Vacancies: 1000 Education Requirements: Diploma in Nursing (General Nursing) Country: Saudi Arabia Salary: 3000 SAR per month (equivalent to Sh123,957) Application Deadline: June 30, 2023 Contract Period: 2 years Gender: Female

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Diploma in Nursing (According to Specialty)
  • Valid Registration with Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Age: 22 – 35 Years
  • Must have graduated recently.

Additional Information:

Meal allowance of 300 SAR. Nurses with more work experience will be considered for better salaries. Recruitment expenses are to be paid for by the Recruiting Employer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A valid Basic Life Support Certificate (BLS) from the American Heart Association or Saudi Heart Association is mandatory.

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